Category Archive: Building a Celestial Family

Here are some: - Ideas for bringing the scriptures to life and more fully living the gospel. - Insights I've gained through personal study. - Ideas for keeping family life Christ-centered. - Things that could be used in gospel lessons (FHE, primary, Sunday school, etc.) - Things I'd like to teach my children.

Why I Love Easter

My favorite holiday is Easter. I feel like it’s an overlooked holiday that deserves more attention. I’m not really talking about the secular side of Easter, although I do think that even egg-hunts and the Easter bunny can be symbolic and point us to the real meaning of Easter. But the part about Easter I …

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Having Oil in Our Lamps

“And at that day [the second coming], when I shall come in my glory, shall the parable be fulfilled which I spake concerning the ten virgins. For they that are wise and have received the truth, and have taken the Holy Spirit for their guide, and have not been deceived—verily I say unto you, they shall not be hewn down and …

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Hold to the Rod

Here’s an interesting perspective on Lehi’s dream. In life we try to hold on to so many things, for so many different reasons. And although much of what we seek after may not be inherently evil, when we put the pursuit of trivial matters first it inevitably weighs us down and actually makes it harder …

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A Reason to Get Outside Your Comfort Zone

I love this. I came across this picture on the internet the other day, and it really motivated me! This is what I think of when I need a little extra motivation to do something that requires me to step outside my comfort zone. Like when I was a missionary in the Philippines. I’m naturally not …

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Turning Walls into Doors

On my mission, I grew to love the scripture in 3 Nephi 14:7: “Ask and ye shall receive, Seek and ye shall find,  Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” I had never really pondered much about what it means to knock. But one day during my personal study, I gained what was to me, …

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