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Feasting Upon the Scriptures

2 Nephi 9: 51 Wherefore, do not spend money for that which is of no worth, nor your labor for that which cannot satisfy. Hearken diligently unto me, and remember the words which I have spoken; and come unto the Holy One of Israel, and  feast upon that which perisheth not , neither can be corrupted, and let your soul delight in fatness. If you think about feasting, you probably have visions of a great Thanksgiving-type meal with everything you love to eat before you.  You don't just take a nibbling of food and be done. NO-you feast!  Most of us probably eat too much at these holiday meals.  We fill up on turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, salads, veggie trays ,sweet potatoes, rolls etc.  As we are feasting, we are having this wonderful experience with the food on our plate.  It tastes so good! Our taste-buds are dancing with delight. There is a part of us that doesn't want it to end.  We'll ask Aunt Helen "how did you make these delicious rolls?  They are so so

Marriage and Family: Eternally Significant

Marriage is one of my favorite topics to talk about. If I could have my dream job without all the schooling to get there, I would love to be a family or marriage counselor.  I love to help others in their relationships to be happy and successful.    I look around me and have seen several close friends who are struggling in their marriages or whose marriages have failed.  There seems to be this epidemic going around!  To be honest, it scares me! All of these families are no different than ours and those marriages seem very equal to our marriage.  The realization that if this happened to them, it can happen to us.  It really can happen to anyone. We must nurture our marriages and our families !   They matter so very much!    Last week I was so privileged to be apart of a World Wide Training session via satellite, for all auxiliary leaders in our church.  Two hours f-l-e-w by as we were taught by prophets, apostles and other church leaders. I feel such a great LOVE for

Finding Balance: What is Real?

Years ago there was an LDS video called What is Real ?   It was about a father worrying about his newborn daughter and what she was going to face in her life and how he was going to protect her. When this video was made, which was state of the art at that time, (early 1990's), the focus was on bad friends, drugs,and  alcohol. I don't mean to minimize how serious these concerns are.  They are still on the short list.  BUT technology and how fast and accessible and addictive it is, is What is Real   right now. I am so inspired by the Ensign magazine.  I  L.O.V.E it!  While I was waiting in the orthodontist office I read this article in the February 2012 issue: Keeping Safe and Balanced in a Google-You tube-Twitter-Facebook-iEverthing World How applicable and needed is this article!!  At least that is what I was thinking the whole time I was reading it. As far as parents go, I am about as normal as normal gets.  My kids spend way too much time on facebook in my