Here’s the thing. Love has never been my strong suit. I have always been more of a loner and a bit isolated. If there is a group of people I will tend to shy away. It’s just how I roll. Continue reading
I listened quietly. That’s what I do. I am a quiet observer.
His complaint was valid, I’ll give him that.
I listened to a home teacher talk about his assigned single sister to minister to. She owned her own home but was “needy” in that she always asked him to help with fix-it chores. Perhaps he was just venting because he was talking to a family friend. The problem though is that I also was there. And I related to the single sister’s situation. Continue reading
We are told
to love God and our fellow man.
Is that goal
even a feasible, possible plan? Continue reading
Angels come as promised
to bear you up in need.
But not all angels
are directly heaven’s seed. Continue reading
by Cristina B. Franco
First of all, I dare you to make it all the way through the chocolate cake story without getting a tear or two in your eyes. It’s okay. We all cried a little I’m sure. Continue reading
My mom was an artist. As an artist, she found many outlets for her creativity. One outlet was painting ceramics. Her dad and stepmother owned a ceramic shop and she helped out. Along the way, her family were benefactors of ceramic projects big and small. I remember her painting four angel ornaments for the tree. One boy and three girls, or in other words, one for my brother and one for my sisters and me.
For years the angels hung on her Christmas tree every year. Her little angels painted with love by our guardian angel.
Every year for thirty some years her angels hung on momma’s tree.
But all things come to an end. This Christmas, the angels were divided and each hung on different trees in two states and three towns. Mom’s angels are separated by distance but still connected by memory and love.
Isn’t it nice to know someone thinks enough of you to mention you in their prayers? I think so.
by Jean B. Bingham
In the end (and we are nowhere near the end of discussing this topic), the most compelling example anyone can give is of the Savior Himself. Look to Jesus, He will show you the way on how to minister. He is, of course, the perfect minister. Continue reading
by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
How to be a decent human being 101. That’s what this is all about. If the heart is the symbol of love and we live in a time when “men’s hearts shall fail them” (Doctrine and Covenants 45:26) is it any wonder we need to be reminded how to use our heart? Or that we need to know how to put the checklist down and focus on people? Continue reading
by Elder Massimo De Feo
Not all that wear the cause of christian wear it well. Love should be the mark and sign of any true christian. But that’s not always the case. There are those that wear the name but practice hate, anger, greed, and everything Jesus Christ stood against. There are those that wear the name and practice their own definition of love but their love lacks any Godly element. Continue reading