Personal Online Journal

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

A Revealed Pattern of Spiritual Progress for Individuals and Families

In slides 20-26 of this presentation, I put together the examples Elder Bednar used to show that "the sequence and timing of [the prophets] over many decades can help us to see one united and comprehensive work and not just a series of independent and discrete initiatives." (From "Gather Together in One All Things in Christ", David A.  Bednar, Oct 2018)

If I have time in my Seminary lesson, I will use it as an example of revelation that has occurred in my lifetime.

It is part of this lesson “Prophets and Revelation, Part 1,” Doctrinal Mastery Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Teacher Material (2017)

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Will talking about this awaken my child’s sexuality and cause problems?

“Ideally, parents will learn to shift from the ‘big talk’ mentality to that of an ongoing conversation,” said Brother Gibbons. “Not that you dwell on it all the time or become casual about it—it is sacred—but it will come up in small ways continuously. It is not just a talk about sexuality; it’s a conversation about our God-given feelings and our aspirations of what we can become as families.”

(Brother Lee Gibbons is a product manager with the Priesthood Department, https://www.lds.org/church/news/how-to-teach-children-about-sexual-intimacy?lang=eng)

https://www.lds.org/addressing-pornography/will-talking-about-this-awaken-my-childs-sexuality-and-cause-problems?lang=eng

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Serious Trouble

"Many years ago, I was first counselor to a district president in the eastern United States. More than once, as we were driving to our little branches, he said to me, 'Hal, when you meet someone, treat them as if they were in serious trouble, and you will be right more than half the time.' Not only was he right, but I have learned over the years that he was too low in his estimate. Today I wish to encourage you in the troubles you face."

Henry B. Eyring, Oct 2018
https://youtu.be/_aSsN2vru1A?t=28
https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2018/10/try-try-try?lang=eng