“The greatest guarantor of inward peace”

For a short spring semester of Institute we are doing “The Gospel and the Productive Life” course. There are 15 lessons and we are only doing it for 8 weeks, so we need to do 2 a week. This past Wednesday we covered The Plan of Salvation for Heavenly Father’s Children and The Guidance of […]

Teaching the Doctrine of the Family by Julie B Beck

Back in 2009, Sister Julie B Beck (the RS General President at the time) spoke to seminary and institute teachers. Her talk was called Teaching the Doctrine of the Family. I watched the video for the first time the other day, and have since skimmed over the talk. I need to make some more thorough […]

The noisy world we live in

As we finished studying the Book of Mormon in Institute in April, we read Moroni 9:18–20. Here, Mormon has written a letter to Moroni and is describing the wickedness of the people: O the depravity of my people! They are without order and without mercy. Behold, I am but a man, and I have but […]

Dick and Ricky Hoyt

Some of you may have heard of them, but until last Thursday I had never heard of Dick and Ricky Holt. This is a father/son marathon/triathlon team. Ricky has cerebral palsy, and his father has been taking him into competitions for 30 years. He’ll pull him in a dinghy while swimming, push him in a […]

Scriptures that make you think of mothers

I’ve mentioned before that I am a Stake Institute Teacher right now. I went to an in-service meeting last Thursday, and the area Seminaries & Institutes guy asked us (there were only 4 of us) each to share our favourite scripture that makes us think about mothers. Here is what was shared: Jeremiah 18 – […]

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