How Can We Support Our Parents?

How Can We Support Our Parents?

By Guest Blogger Brequel At our last Stake Conference, the Elder leading the meeting asked our newly called Stake President to keep his hands in the air. He then told the new counselors in the Stake Presidency they could help him after he had already held his hands up for about 5 minutes because in a very real way the counselors were helping the Stake president hold up the responsibility of his calling. This could also be a metaphor for parents and children. Parenthood isn't a calling in church. You don't get asked…Read more …
The Imperfect Art of Perfection

The Imperfect Art of Perfection

By Guest Blogger Eric The scripture “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Heavenly Father which is in heaven in perfect” (Matthew 5:48), has often caused me to groan in despair. The idea of reaching perfection seems so impossible; why even try? I recall having similar feelings of inadequacy while attending art school. My drawings often looked rough and sloppy. I could see the finished result perfectly in my mind, but transferring that vision to my hands was nearly impossible. I was fortunate to be surrounded by instructors who would help me recognize…Read more …
The Importance of Service

The Importance of Service

By Ryan All of us seem to have a common goal: to be happy. People generally think this will come from having the newest gadget or driving the fastest car. However, this is not the truth. These material things will only leave us happy for a time, but not for long. So what can we do to become truly happy? The answer comes through service. Not the service you receive, but the service you give to others. Growing up, my father was an excellent example of service to me. He would find opportunities…Read more …