Sunday, September 12, 2010

You will be the Miracle

"Do not pray for tasks equal to your abilities, but pray for abilities equal to your tasks. Then the performance of your tasks will be no miracle. YOU will be the MIRACLE."
-President Thomas S. Monson

The Worth of Souls

The Worth of Souls, or: There is no bargain basement in the Kingdom of God.

Advice for Children

Give your parents a break. They've never been your parents before.

Children you can always trust your parents. Parents, you can always trust the Lord.

From Stake Conference

Parenting advice:

Back off gently and let your children use their agency. Teach them correct principles and let them govern themselves. They are equipped to handle these decisions because they are prepared to be on the earth during this wicked time.

"Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they become discouraged." from Teaching of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 89.

Create an atmosphere of love and acceptance, so your children know that they can come to you and that you will love them no matter what.

Be gentle and kind when disciplining children. Try "Son, you let me down".

Speaking of Black and White

The grey begins somewhere.

From my Wellesley Reunion 2009

Quote from Madeline Albright:

"We do not live on the island of adolescent dreams."

Inspired by Evening

O Sky!
As twilight glides your way
You don liquid-silk gown
Spreading around you in
Cobalt, turquoise, hemmed in gold
Softly bejeweled by starlight
Slim crescent moon at your neck.

Keri Hains Riker
May 26, 2009