Saturday, May 25, 2013

Memorial Day

"In our observances this Memorial Day, we honor the brave Americans who paid the highest price for their commitment to the ideals of peace, freedom, and justice. Our debt to them can be paid only by our own recommitment to preserving those same ideals. But our recommitment cannot be for ourselves alone. It must also be for our children, and for the generations yet to come. Peace, freedom, and justice are not things that were won for us two hundred years ago or forty years ago; they must be won again and again by each successive generation. And so today, let us pray for peace; and let us remember those who gave so much for peace that the ideals of the West may survive." 

– Ronald Reagan, 1985

The Tattooed Girl finds Mormon Missionaries

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Fathers, Read the Scriptures with Your Sons and Daughters

This weekend I was able to hear from the daughter of the late Elder Bruce R. McConkie. She said that her father used to read and study the scriptures with her. Specifically, one summer, they read and studied The Book of Mormon -- Another Testament of Jesus Christ, together.  

What a blessing to have fathers read scriptures to their sons and daughters. How different the world would be if men would regularly read from the writings of holy prophets to their children.