Friday, April 25, 2008

Family Gems

The LDS website has a section were you can get email subscriptions called 'Gems.' These Gems are basically quotes from church leaders on different topics. I subscribe to the Family Gems so twice a week I get an email with a quote specifically about families. I really liked today's...

"It's easy to know what to teach. The scriptures and our prophets are clear about what to teach our children. Nephi summarizes it in this verse, 'And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ . . . that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins' (2 Nephi 25:26).

"Knowing that we teach of Christ and His gospel, how do we do it? Begin by following the counsel of our prophets and making time in our homes for family prayer, scripture study, and family home evening. Have we heard that counsel so often that it seems too simple? Or are we so busy that adding one more thing feels too complex? I testify that even when our family worship seems less than effective, obedience alone invites the blessings of the Lord."

(Margaret S. Lifferth, "Behold Your Little Ones," Ensign, Nov. 2006, 74-75)


Joni Dew said...

That's the same one I get! I loved today's as well. Isn't the church great!

Stephen said...

Neat to find another LDS blogger in the metroplex.