How many times have I imagined Joseph leaving the grove of trees where a life altering vision had opened to his view? The simple farm life he had known was forever changed. I have wondered if, later, when the persecution became nearly unbearable, Joseph ever regretted what he set in motion by offering that prayer in the grove.
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Janice Kapp Perry, one of the most prolific hymn writers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said she is thrilled with the announcement Monday of a new book of hymns being developed by the church. “I’m giddy,” Perry said. “I love the hymns and have prayed for hymns for our day.”
"I know Heavenly Father loves me." If each of us could remember this simple truth and really believe it, what peace and joy we would have in our daily lives. That is the message of this primary favorite as performed by the recently established Rexburg Children's Choir in a beautiful new music video.
The next time we’re tempted to roll our eyes at the use of Sunday School Answers, we might consider that the Savior Himself made repeated pleas for us to pray always, search the scriptures, and keep His commandments. Let's take a moment to consider why it was important enough for Him to repeat again and again.
For years it seemed I was drowning in diapers, but somehow—when I wasn’t looking—we slipped into a new stage. The stage where you rarely have to help anyone get dressed, and more often than not, everyone sleeps through the night. I felt as if the winds of change were suddenly blowing around my family, leaving me with a sense of urgency to focus on my children for the short time they would be in my care.
As many of you know, 'The Spirit of God' was written to be performed at the dedication of the Kirtland Temple in 1836. Now there are 159 temples around the world and 'The Spirit of God' has been sung at most if not all of their dedications. This new arrangement played by Jenny Oaks Baker and Family Four sweetly evokes the warmth and the light of the Holy Spirit. See the music video here.