I wanted Easter to be 100% Christ centered, but still retain the magic I had always enjoyed as a child—searching through lawn and flowering tree branches for candy prizes and my own painted creations. Inspiration came from Christ’s words to Peter during his resurrected appearance at the Sea of Galilee.
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Growing up in the slums of Hong Kong, Cecilia Yiu quickly learned the importance of education in order to progress in life. With sacrifices from her family, Yiu traveled to BYU-Hawaii at age 18, and completed a bachelor's degree in two years. Education was her key, and now she's found a way to give that gift to others.
You may already have plans for a Christmas-themed Family Home Evening tonight. Here is the perfect way to bring it to a wonderful, Christ-centered conclusion.
One of the traditions I am working on creating in my home, is that Christmas doesn’t have to be all about toys, toys, and more toys. While it would be very easy to go to the nearest super-mart and pick up any number of toys to fill my kids’ heads with excitement, I’m trying to make our gifts more intentional to serve our family mission.
Long ago one of my children said to me, “Mom, tell us stories about your life. Those are the best stories you tell.” This simple request taught me something that I had been neglecting, something that was vital to the identity and character development of my children, as well as the strength of our family group. It’s personal stories.
The Church uses new technologies and social media to bring about the work of salvation. For example, the Church extensively uses websites, mobile apps, and social media. Just as the Church uses these technologies to share light and goodness, we as members can do the same.
My kids love Easter. And why wouldn’t they? It’s the latest in the line of commercialized holidays focused on chocolates, treats, and trinkets. If you’re like me and you’re looking for new Easter traditions focused on the Savior, here are some quick and easy ideas to try.