Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Remember the Plan of Happiness (the easy way!)

Guy stayed home from school yesterday. He wasn't feeling well, but he was surviving, so, of course I put him to work.  I asked him if he'd like to teach family home evening, which he was happy to do.

I had these stickers that my Mom and Dad sent us a few weeks ago.  They depict the Plan of Salvation in a really simple way! (God's plan of salvation is the plan that God has for all of His children.  It answers the great questions we all have: Where did we come from?  Why are we here?  Where are we going?)

I sent Guy to the website associated with this graphic to study what it was all about and plan a lesson to teach the family.

First, he asked us to guess what the graphic stood for.  It took a few guesses, but the children figured it out.  Then he asked us to explain the diagram to him and we took turns labeling each part.

Guy taught us that we all lived with Heavenly Father before we were born into earth life.  We are here to gain a physical body and to show God that we would still choose to follow Him when not in His presence.  When we were born, we passed through a veil of forgetfulness in which we do not readily recall where we came from.  That is why we have families to remind us.  God also revealed his plan to his Prophets throughout the history of the world.

Guy was very diligent in teaching us the things we each need to do to return to our Heavenly Father's presence.  We need to be baptized & receive the Holy Ghost.  We need to receive the Priesthood (for boys) and receive ordinances available in holy temples, which enable us to return to Him.  If possible, we should strive to build families and to be sealed together in the temple. Of course, all of this is ONLY made possible because of the Atonement and sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Guy walked us through the other symbols in the diagram which represent mortal death, resurrection (where our bodies and spirits are reunited eternally), a waiting period, and then final judgement and assignment into various degrees of glory.

Guy did a great job teaching us. I was impressed that he remembered the importance of receiving sacred ordinances.  I try to always teach the importance of men and women in God's eternal plan and in the family.  In my earth-sphere, I would place a woman to represent that every person must pass through a woman to receive a body, and a man, to show that after receiving a body, we need to go to a man to receive the saving ordinances of the Priesthood.  In this men and women's roles are exactly equal in importance.  We need both if we are to gain what we came here to receive and if we are to live with God forever some day.

When the teaching and discussion portion of our lesson was complete, Guy put away the example diagram from which he had been teaching and he passed out blank sheets of paper for each family member.  He then asked us to recreate the plan as he had just shown us.  Pop quiz!

I was pretty impressed that Autumn was able to recreate it perfectly.  Guy insisted on "grading" our quizzes, because he's a taskmaster like that! ;)  He expected us to label everything and to list all of the things we needed to complete while in mortality.  It was fun to see how much we could remember, and I think Autumn's ability to recreate this map at her young age is proof that this is a very useful tool!  

This was a very easy way to talk about The Plan as a family, so I thought I'd share this with you in case you'd like to use it too. (Simply follow the links in this post to get the stickers, etc.)

My Dad used this with his seminary students this year, and it was a big hit.  He told me that his kids placed the stickers on their cell phones.  When their friends ask about it, it's very easy for them to teach these important principles to their friends because they are just so curious about what it means.  I decided to place mine on my phone as well.  Just today, I looked at it, and it put a big smile on my face and reminded me "You are here!  Have JOY!"  Will do! 

Knowing what awaits as represented by those little lines helped me to think of all of the wonderful amazing things we have yet to experience.  It's nice sometimes to lift our minds from the here and now and to remember that a glorious future awaits...

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Monday, October 5, 2015

My post-General Conference To-Do List

What a weekend, eh?

I hope you had a restful time refueling your spiritual tank at the feet of some of the greatest servants the Lord has in his arsenal!

(If you missed anything, you can soon watch, listen to, and read all of the talks at the General Conference webpage.)

I'm really just popping in here to share this little thing we did.  

Believe it or not, we didn't do any Reverance Stations for the children this time around.  Now that they are getting older (and two of them have been baptized) they are really good about sitting quietly and listening to all of Conference.

Guy, Mom, and Dad followed along while keeping score on our Fantasy General Conference brackets and taking notes in our Doodle Books.  Scarlett and Autumn were happy to work on their Faith in God General Conference packets. Autumn took it upon herself to draw every tie or necklace of the speakers (she counted 27).  And Honor was happy to play with her vintage Little People Nursery School and do whatever we were doing.  I am quite amazed by the way my little ones behaved and how much they participated and were able to recall after each session.  Planning out and making most of our meals ahead of time really made it relaxing for me.  I also had a basket of stickers and snacks that they could delve into if they needed it.  

Steve and I were laughing.  We're so proud of the kids.  It only took us 10 years of General Conference watching together to get to this point!  One drop at a time, one child at a time...they have learned, not only to love General Conference and our leaders, but to take it upon themselves to hear and heed.

About halfway through General Conference I decided it might be fun to start writing our favorite words or phrases and posting them on the wall as a reminder of what we learned and what we want to do with that information.  

I used these bright pieces of card stock that I had lying around for a rainy day.  I kind of like the way it has turned out--bright and cheery and hopeful.  I encouraged everyone to add their own.  It's fun to see the different handwriting and the thoughts each person had.  Anyway, it could be an easy way to do a review of teachings at FHE tonight and to cement in your family's mind what needs to be done or worked on in the next six months.

Some of the things that are on my to-do list include:

1. Use the Sacrament time to do more self-evaluating.
2. Ask the Lord to tell me "What lack I yet?"
3. Ponderize (of course) 
4. Keep sharing the joy of the gospel with my friends.
5. Remember that "It will all work out."

What's on your post-General Conference To-Do List?

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Recipes for General Conference Weekend

Ok, since someone asked, I'm sharing the recipes I'll be cooking up in advance (mostly) for use over General Conference weekend.

Sadly, I'm seeing that there's a possibility that Hurricane Joaquin will be sending some nasty weather into central Pennsylvania, and I'm worried that will not be good news for watching Conference via satellite or web...sigh.  Let's hope for the best. At least we'll have good food to eat!

Sooo, here we go.  Dana asked for recipes, so this is for her!

Pesto Tomato Mozzarella Sammies 

This is a hot sandwich, broiled in the oven. I get ciabatta bread rolls from the store, drizzle them lightly with olive oil (while open-faced), then spread both pieces with basil pesto, then add a slice of ripe tomato, and top with fresh sliced Moz cheese.  Then I broil in in the oven until all the cheese is nicely melted to your liking (about 4 mins).  Take 'em out and plate them with potato chips.  My kids adore this sandwich, although I have to cut it up smaller for their little mouths.  We had them once or twice before the Saturday AM session and now they demand that we have them as TRADITION.  So I always know what I'm serving for this meal, hooray!  (Thanks, Amy Jo, for serving me these at your house in NY...I fell in love.)

Mini-Caramel Apples (or apple dippers for snack between sessions)

To make mini caramel apples, use a melon baller.

This is something I saw on Pinterest and will be making with the girls as soon as they get home from school today.  We love making caramel apples in the fall, but they rarely eat the whole apple.  I've heard from some peeps online that there are a few tricks to this...most importantly that you'll want to let the caramel harden up slightly before dipping...this helps the caramel stick to the apple better.  I've also heard that using toothpicks works great.  We shall see.  Here is a link to the tutorial.  You basically melt caramel (which I do in a crockpot). Then using a melon-baller, make cute little, bite-sized pieces of apple, insert tooth pick or candy stick, dip in caramel (after caramel has cooled a bit), then place in mini-muffin liner to cool.  I plan on rolling them in toffee bits as well.  This will be a treat/snack between sessions to hold us over until dinner.  Timing meals is so tricky with conference.  I'd rather eat before conference to avoid missing anything, but we do also eat right at the start of a session because it's right in the middle of kids' meal times and I'd rather have them putting food in their mouths than asking me constantly for something to eat!

Holly's Mac n Cheese with Kielbasa

Somewhere along the lines, I fell in love with this cheesy, meaty recipe.  We ate it last fall during Conference weekend too and it makes enough to eat this as Sunday dinner leftovers.  It might be too heavy paired with all of the other food selections over the entire weekend, but it's so tasty. I'm serving it with a fruit salad.  And I will probably assemble it on Friday and keep it in the fridge to cook while we're watching Conference.  The boys have to eat right away after the PM session and then they're off to Priesthood...Ice cream social, of course, first!

Here's the recipe: 

You will need:
16 oz elbow macaroni
kielbasa, cut into pieces
1 and 1/2 lbs assorted cheeses, cubed (cheddar cheese, colby jack cheese, brick Swiss cheese, mozarella and romano cheese, and American cheese, or whatever cheese combo you want.)
12 oz canned milk
1 cup italian (or seasoned) bread crumbs
3 T butter
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Mrs. Dash, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper
9x13 baking dish

Cook 16 oz elbow macaroni and strain. Fry up your kielbasa, but do not throw out the grease.

Grease your baking dish.  

Place drained macaroni plus kielbasa (with grease) together in the baking dish and stir.  

Add cubed cheese and butter.  (At this point, I normally only add half of the cheese or even 1/4 of the cheese and I let it cook until melted...stir and add more until all of the cheese is combined.)

Also at this time, add the seasonings mentioned above (Mrs. Dash, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper)

Add about 1/2 cup canned milk. Gently stir.

Place in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes and stir every 10 minutes to make sure the cheeses melt and blend with the pasta.

Melt 1/2 stick of butter and pour your bread crumbs in it until it is thick and goopy.  Remove mac and cheese from oven.  Stir it.  Pour your bread crumb mixture on top of the mac and cheese.  Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.  Bake an additional 15-20 minutes.

Total time prepping and baking this dish is about 45-60 minutes.

Conference Cake

Every Conference as a kid, my Mom made this special recipe.  It was special because she ONLY made it twice a year on Conference weekend, so we always looked forward to it.  Even now, I wouldn't DARE make it any other time. We prepare it and eat it on Sunday Morning before the AM session with eggs, bacon, and OJ...and yes, we are stuffed by the first session.  I've shared the recipe previously right here.  Conference cake is really the main event...eating-wise!

I'll share the recipe again here:




1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  1. 2 Grease a deep pie plate, 8"x8" square pan, or 9"x9" square pan.
  2. 3 Mix dough ingredients and put in baking dish.
  3. 4 Mix topping ingredients with a fork or pastry mixer until crumbly.
  4. 5 Spread topping mix over dough and drag a butter knife across like you were making a tic-tac-toe board several times.
  5. 6 Bake for 25 minutes.

Note:  I always double the above recipe and cook it in a 9x13 pan. You will also need to double the baking time, but it'll feed double the mouths...Or you can eat double the helpings, you choose.

Sunday Snack:

In the East, we've got to get creative with our eating, since Conference generally airs right in the middle of ALL of our mealtimes, which is especially hard on the kids.  I don't like them to be eating candy for 48 hours straight or snacking, because they turn into little Wild Things if they do and they can't listen to Conference as well.  So, I like to have at least one session where we have a veggie and fruit tray to snack on during that session.  Since we've usually eaten a large breakfast on Sunday am...we're not THAT hungry by lunchtime, but the veggie try helps us get through, which very little interruptions...plus it makes us feel a little healthier and refreshed for ONE MORE SESSION! (So, I just play it by ear...either we eat a real lunch and then snack...and wrap up Sunday with left-overs or we snack...then eat a real lunch/dinner later.)  Anyway, the veggies/fruit can be prepared in advance, which is great.  (Note to self...go back to the grocery store again...you forgot this!)

White Chicken Chili

And finally, one of my all-time favorite comfort foods, white chicken chili (thank you, Dawn Gee, for introducing me to this one years ago!)  I make this quite frequently, especially in the fall.  And it freezes easily and tastes even better, in my opinion, when made the day before.  The tastes as blend really nicely.  I have already made mine and will pull it out and put it in the crock pot on Sunday AM.  We eat it with just cheese and chips.

Here's the recipe: 

1 lb chicken, cooked and cubed               1 ½ tsp garlic powder
1 medium onion, chopped and sautéed          1 tsp cumin
1 can chicken broth                          1 tsp oregano
1 can cream of chicken soup                  ½ tsp pepper
1 small can chopped green chilies            ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
1 can corn                                                  
1 cup water, more or less depending on consistency
2 cans Great Northern beans, drained
Mix all ingredients in stock pot and heat through.  Just before serving add ½ cup whipping cream or evaporated milk and 1 cup sour cream.  Top with cheese and tortilla chips!
Crock Pot Variation- Place uncooked chicken, drained beans and all other ingredients in crock pot.  Cook on high 4-6 hours, low 8-10 hours.

 I'm already thinking about the food coma I'm going to experience this weekend...and I don't even care!  But seriously, which meals are your favorite to serve either over General Conference weekend or any old time?  I shared with you, I'd love for you to share with me!  Thanks!  (Also, below, I've shared a sketch of my menu/weekend plan. It think I can probably go ahead and scratch off "Hike on Trail" on Saturday and insert "Splash in puddles" or "Huddle inside with emergency candles" in its place!)  Have fun!

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fantasy General Conference October 2015

My sister-in-law Emmalee Christensen is at it again with her Fantasy General Conference Brackets!  Every General Conference season, she updates, improves, and includes little surprises in her brackets.  They are fun to fill out and follow-along with, especially for teens and antsy adults! ;)

You can follow along at the Fantasy General Conference Facebook Page or print off the bracket here.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Faith in God General Conference Companion

Hi guys!  Just dropping by today to tell you about an opportunity my readers have to download this new Faith in God General Conference Companion.  It is a workbook that kids can complete during General Conference that guides them through six Faith in God activities.  It also helps children practice the Articles of Faith, and keeps them focused on the speakers during General Conference.

The packet is normally available for a cost on Etsy, but if you PIN the Faith in God General Conference Companion and message the creator Lori Fillmore, she will send you a free download of this resource, which is great for girls and boys ages 8-11.

Print them out for your children to use this weekend.  And keep in mind that there are a few scriptures that should be read prior to watching Conference to help with the Faith in God requirements, so read through it prior to Conference with your child.

If you enjoy the workbook, be sure to leave some positive feedback via a review on Etsy.  Just follow the links above to access the download.  And thanks to Lori for offering this fun resource up to our readers. (It's available for free through Saturday, October 3, 2015, so get a move on...)

If you're in search of more easy #LDSConf ideas, please check out my
Very Best of General Conference Ideas page and my posts from earlier this week, including my FREE General Conference Doodle Book.
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Monday, September 28, 2015

10 General Conference FHE Ideas for Tonight

[Scroll down for my list of FHE ideas...but first I'll tell you about #10]

I was pretty happy to see that LDSLiving gathered pictures of the Apostles and put them all in one place.  That made it really easy for my kids and I to have a fun General Conference family counsel together last night (and by "fun" I mean sort of crazy, because they were in a wild Sunday-afternoon funky mood!) But yes, it was fun.

Using our now "world-famous" (haha, thank you, Friend) Apostles Name Board (which will soon need to be updated!) we played a little game in which we tried to guess which kid picture went with which Apostle.  You can print out all the Apostle/Kid pictures here.

I even incorporated them in the General Conference Doodle Book which you can download for free right here.

My kids were cracking up over the photos.  They had lots of thoughts of which kids were "soooo cute", which ones looked like and older kid they might have looked up to and wanted to hang out with and follow around, and which ones still look old because of their clothing!

This would make for a fun FHE tonight, if you're in a crunch.  Just print out the photos and go to town.  Here are some other ideas from my VERY BEST OF GENERAL CONFERENCE IDEAS PAGE!

10 General Conference FHE IDEAS FOR TONIGHT: 

1. "Come Listen to a Prophet's Voice FHE" Play voices of three apostles and see if your family can guess who is speaking.

2. As a family, come up with a menu plan for the weekend and/or brainstorm on REVERENCE STATIONS that would be enjoyable to do together while watching Conference this weekend.

3. You might also want to download the newest Sugardoodle Gen Conf Packet and put them together...together.  Available here on the Sugardoodle General Conference Page.

4. Download & Fill out the latest Fantasy General Conference Brackets...makes for a fun and friendly family competition!  You can find the brackets at the Fantasy General Conference Page on Facebook.

5. Pick one Apostle to spotlight...make one food representative of either the country where they served or where they are from. See this post for ideas.

6. Take an online behind the scenes tour of the Conference Center, lead by a child. (See link on my page.)

7. Go over this article about HOW AN APOSTLE IS CALLED.

8. Together, come up with questions you would like to find answers to during General Conference and Create a General Conference Questions Wall.

9. Clean the house as a family...if you're like us, it'll be trashed again by Friday night, HOWEVER, it will give each member of the family a feeling of reverence for the weekend and what it involves...especially if you watch at home like we do!


10. Print out pictures of the Apostles as children and try to guess who they match (as mentioned above!) Link here.


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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Free General Conference Doodle Book 2015

So much has happened since last we talked, but no time for chit-chat now, because we all need to get ready for #LDSConf!

Many of you downloaded my previous General Conference Doodle Book, so, GOOD NEWS, I put my mediocre drawing skills to work again last week to make a new General Conference Doodle Book for my kids to work on while they watch this weekend, and of course I'm sharing it here with you!  

As you can see each page has a brief review about what the person taught previously as well as a brief, creative way to take notes, and a picture of the apostle now and as a child...(Thank you, LDSLiving!)

If you like it, please be a dear and share a link to this post online, or, better yet, PIN it so others can make their way over here. 

Printing Instructions:  I printed mine on card stock.  There are ten pages in all.  Print single-sided, then cut them in half along the line (making 20 pages) and join them together with a ring or a ribbon to create a flip book.  There are pages for each apostle and the three yet-unnamed apostles.  

Click on the link below to view and print this free doodle book.

We've already got some excited and happy Campers around here.  I hope you and your family enjoy this week of anticipation as much as we do! As always, you can find what I consider the BEST GENERAL CONFERENCE IDEAS right here and I will be back with more free General Conference downloads later this week (or find me on Facebook!)

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Goodly Parents Teach by Sasha Takis

Recently I purchased a Book of Mormon to study with the sole purpose of searching for specific guidance relating to parenting and education. I have been color coding verses according to subject and theme. 

I think it is significant that the most true book on Earth begins with telling us of good parents; Nephi's father taught him what he knew because he was a good parent, the converse being true that because Lehi taught his son, he was a good parent:

"I, Nephi, having been born of goodly parents, therefore I was taught somewhat in all the learning of my father..." (1 Nephi 1:1)

As I studied the family of Lehi anew, and reread of their two return journeys to Jerusalem after fleeing to the wilderness, I paused to consider the reasons for these return trips. The acquisition of the Brass Plates served to preserve a language and provide a record of doctrine and commandments, both necessary for the support, teaching, sustaining, and building of this family and their future generations, and also to provide the genealogy of Lehi's family. 
The convincing of Ishmael and his family to join Lehi's family was for the forming of the most important companionship in this life, those of marrying and making families. 

These two necessary trips were all about the family! From the dust of 600 BC comes the Book of Mormon version of the Proclamation on the Family.

Juxtaposing this part of the Book of Mormon with the Proclamation, I'd like to suggest what it is that is imperative for parents to teach their children.

Teach them where they come from.
  • Teach your children that they are eternal beings. Teach them the Plan of Salvation and that they are children of a loving Father in Heaven.
  • Teach your children their family history. More than names and dates, search and study the true life stories that are their heritage. Come to know your ancestors as real people and internalize their trials, triumphs, and testimonies.
  • Keep in touch with living relatives. Be diligent in strengthening family relationships. Those who make up the members of your family are not a matter of chance.
  • Teach your children the history of your nation and to be patriots. Help them recognize the Hand of God in the affairs of history.
Teach them where they are going.
  • Teach them that this life is the time to prepare to meet God. Continually walk with them the path that leads back to Him.
  • Demonstrate a love of learning and an appreciation for education and improvement.
  • Teach your children to work.
  • Teach your children to make and keep covenants both in word and by example. Take your family to the temple. Prepare them for the day when they will marry and begin families of their own. 
  • Discuss family life and help your children acquire skills for homemaking and providing, as well as those for nurturing family relationships.
Teach them what you know. 
  • Follow the example of Lehi and share your knowledge, your passions, your experiences, and your testimony with your children. Be interested in and an active part of your children's educations.
  • Set an example of standing up for what is right. Do not underestimate yourself or your influence. Employ the skills and knowledge you've acquired to bless your children  and guard against any enemy.
Teach them language.
  • Don't leave to others the responsibility you have to ensure your children are learning and literate. Read to them, read with them, have them read to you. 
  • Create a home environment where record keeping is the norm. Journals, scrapbooks, letters, memoirs, even poetry and creative writing should abound.
  • Teach good manners in speech and how to effectively communicate with people, being good listeners as well as strong but tempered speakers.
  • Help them learn, recognize, and understand the language of the Spirit.
  • Teach them to pray.
Moses counseled, "And thou shalt teach (these words) diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up" (see Deuteronomy 6:7). This means good parents are teaching all the time. 

Children are born into families. They aren't born to governments, to schools, to clubs, or even to churches. The Plan of Happiness--the blueprint for finding and achieving real, lasting happiness--is centered on the family and not any other organization or group. Therefore, the rearing and education of children is both the responsibility and privilege of parents to whom children are born. They may employ the help of others for support, but they should never give up what is both their right and their charge in the teaching of their children.

About the author:  Sasha Takis loves hiking, watching her kids play baseball/softball, and doing a lot of laundry in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. She blogs about a little of this, a little of that, and a whole lot about homeschooling, parenting, truth, and gospel analogies at http://pegsacademy.blogspot.com/
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Friday, September 25, 2015

Standing Firm for Gender by Sarah McBride

“ALL HUMAN BEINGS—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.

IN THE PREMORTAL REALM, spirit sons and daughters knew and worshiped God as their Eternal Father and accepted His plan by which His children could obtain a physical body and gain earthly experience to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize their divine destiny as heirs of eternal life.”

Over the past few years and months, it has become increasingly popular to blur the lines of gender. Not only moving towards redefining what a man is or what a woman is, but posing the question: “Why should we make any distinction at all?”

I am currently studying to become a midwife. An alarming trend in my field is that we are no longer saying “women’s healthcare.” The language now being proposed is that of supposed inclusiveness, which is in fact, insulting the very women we care for. Giving birth to new life is indeed the very essence of womanhood.

Not only is defining gender good science, (think chromosomes xx and xy, the only two combinations) it is God’s divine design.

President Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said: “Your Heavenly Father has known you for a very long time. You, as His son or daughter, were chosen by Him to come to earth at this precise time, to be a leader in His great work on earth.” (Oct. 2013 General Conference, “Decisions for Eternity”)

As men and women, we each have sacred responsibilities. How do we honor and uphold these responsibilities? How do we stand for truth and lead during this time of confusion? We begin by denying the power of Satan in our own lives.

Satan is clever. He wants us to believe and even deny our own divine potential. When we lose sight of who we are and who we can become, he acts quickly. We need to stand firm in keeping the commandments of our Heavenly Father. He wants to protect us and keep us on His path for our lives. When we begin and end each day having upheld His commandments, we will be prepared for the greater work we need to do.

The second thing we need to do is to love our roles. We need to be examples of righteous manhood or womanhood. Men need to honor the priesthood they have stewardship of. They need to love their duties of leadership, providing, and fatherhood. They need to show their love of the gospel to those around them. Women need to be caring, nurturing, and examples of service and strength. We need to show that our divine roles matter by loving those roles.

Each and every person on this earth came here with divine potential, which has existed from the beginning of time. Before we came here we were male or female. That knowledge is essential to our eternal beings. It is not fluid, changeable, or of little worth.

We live in a changing world, where it is increasingly popular to accept anything and any lifestyle. It is my prayer that we will rise up and stand firm, while also practicing the Christ-like attributes of loving our neighbor as ourselves. That we will recognize our divine nature, strength, and power that lives within each one of us. We do not always need to be bold, but we do always need to be immovable in holding fast to the principles set forth in the scriptures. We are created in His image, as sons and daughters, and by embracing our eternal nature, we will be able to realize and fulfill our full potential.

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