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    One incident written in my Journal of Miracles about my daughter's struggle in the raging river which runs by our home.

    Draper Temple


    We have recently had the opportunity to be involved in the Draper Temple Openhouse. It has been a great blessing to our family.

    Watching my 7-year-old son's hoop dream come true. Okay, it was my hoop dream too...

    In the dedicatory prayer of the Kirtland Temple in 1836, the Lord revealed the high standard of devotion he desired for his people as they endeavored to become temple worthy and visit his house. This is also the pattern for each of us to follow as we strive to establish gospel-centered homes.

    Each of us must find for ourselves the way we can be a meaningful part of our individual grandchild’s life. Whether we have two or twenty, there is a need to bond to the generation before us and to transmit the heritage of the past. Grandmothers have the privilege and the responsibility to shower their charges with love, strengthen sound principles, illuminate the past, and point their grandchildren to a productive future.  Each of us is uniquely qualified for the job.

    Some challenges come like a whirl wind and test your grit for a day, a week, a season. Others you must endure for years or even a lifetime. Where is found the strength to endure?

    This editorial supports the cause that having children is a joy-providing decision and that unhappy families could be a result of society not training, supporting, and encouraging parents.

    Traditional events or activities may seem fairly insignificant standing alone, but put together and enjoyed time after time, they spell solidarity in family life. Blessed is the home that is rich in them.

    My Own Home

    In this little-known poem by famous Mormon poet Eliza R. Snow, she boldly describes the feelings of Mormons about home and family, and the promise of our eternal home with God. Home, to Sister Snow, is of greater worth than princely crowns, splendid halls, fashion, fame or riches.

    My first stop was a fourth grade class. I held up my book and began to talk, only to realize I didn’t know what to say. How does one explain The Ultimate Career of motherhood to ten-year-olds?

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