“You Can’t Close My Heart”

On June 14, 1989 the government of Ghana froze the activities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) and of the Jehovah's Witnesses.  This inspiring video shows how the Mormons coped with the government prohibition of their meetings for the 18 months the ban was in effect. "We don't need to blame any government for what happened to us. No one. It is the Lord who allowed it to happen for his own purposes."  The Mormons there became much stronger individually and c...
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A Heart Transplant for Chris – Making a Tough Decision

by Dianne N. On June 28, 1787, when the Constitutional Convention was deadlocked, Benjamin Franklin made these comments: I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth -- that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?”… While the scale is entirely different, I agree with Franklin’s conclusion, that it is wisdom to appl...
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At Christmas, Being Thankful for Those Never-Ending Chores

Seeing My Blessings Through Another’s Eyes Being the mother of a large family and the wife of someone who’s usually out of town, I frequently feel overwhelmed with work.  There are so many things to do, so many anxieties and concerns.  We are in a real financial hole, so there is that ever-present worry, with no money coming in and so many expenses just now. The Christmas season is approaching, which seems to multiply the chores.  There are cards to somehow find time to write.  There’s...
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