When my husband and I were dating, we couldn’t wait to spend more time together. We’d find any excuse possible to go on a date almost every night of the week — even if it was just going for a long walk by the railroad tracks (one of our favorite date night activities). We just loved getting to know each other better. [Read more…]
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On Tuesday, Russell M. Nelson was ordained as the seventeenth president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will serve alongside his counselors, Dallin H. Oaks and Henry B. Eyring, rounding out the first presidency.
As they bore their testimonies at the press conference yesterday, I felt the spirit strongly testify that President Nelson is truly a prophet of God. I am grateful for the many years of service these men have offered and the many years ahead of them. [Read more…]
Self-reliance is a hallmark of the LDS church, and financial self-reliance is at the heart of it all. The church went through some difficult financial times in its infancy, and it took decades for church leaders to finish paying off its debts. Since 1907, the church as an organization has been debt free.
So, how important is it for individual church members to be self-reliant? Very. It’s not easy, though. If you’re having trouble working toward self-reliance, whether it’s financially, spiritually, or emotionally, here are some quotes to give you a little motivation. [Read more…]
Our beloved prophet, Thomas S. Monson, passed away last night. While we are saddened by the loss of this amazing and powerful man, we are happy that he can finally reunite with his beloved wife, Frances, once again.
With President Monson on all of our minds today, I can’t help but remember the many wonderful lessons he taught us throughout his life. He taught us to be happy and to serve others. He also taught us to avoid debt and be wise with our finances. Here are a few lessons President Monson taught us about finances throughout his ministry. [Read more…]
We live in a world with wars and rumors of wars, pain and devastation, heartache, and many hardships. It can often feel like we’re fighting a battle between us and the world.
We’ve been taught that we can win this battle if we put our trust in the Lord and keep his commandments. But as humans, we tend to sabotage ourselves in many ways: our confidence, faith, callings, health and nutrition, and our finances.
This world is hard enough as it is without us making it harder. Here are just a few ways you might be sabotaging your financial self-reliance. [Read more…]
When I tell people I’m a work-from-home mom, they’re often impressed. I have two active children, ages five and three, and I work an average of 10-15 hours each week. They wonder how I get it all done and manage to earn income from home.
Being a work-from-home mom provides a lot of flexibility. I love that I can be there for my children when they need me throughout the day and I can also use my college education to earn an income. [Read more…]