General Conference thoughts: The Language of the Gospel

by Elder Valeri V. Cordon

A few years ago, I decided to go back to school.  I discovered during my first go-around that I somehow managed to get by without taking a foreign language.  In order to fulfill my requirements I needed to take two semesters of a foreign language.  I chose Spanish since that seemed the most logical choice.  Continue reading

A High School Lesson I Remember

During a high school science class, we were asked to conduct an experiment.  My partner and I chose to focus on the effects of words.  It was a rather simple test.  We took two seeds and planted them in separate containers.  We made sure each received the same amount of nutrients – water and sun.  Continue reading

The Healing Gift

“And to others it is given to have faith to heal.” – Doctrine and Covenants 46:20

I’ve been wallowing a bit.  My bishop asked me to serve in the nursery at church.  He firmly believes a “precious little one” has the power to heal a broken heart.  I have my doubts.  Especially when one of the precious little ones told me she doesn’t like my hair cut and that I have a big belly.  Precious. Continue reading