Archive for November, 2013

  • Choice: A Universal Theme

    Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

    Last week I wrote about our choice to come to earth and that by coming to earth we experience opposition.  I said that we chose this life. Why would we do that? Why would we want to experience pain, sorrow, sickness, heartache, disasters? Again, I don’t know if we knew that we would experience bad […]

  • Why?

    Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

    Why doesn’t my son pick up his clothes when I ask? Why do I sleep a little longer when the alarm rings? Why do I eat two cinnamon rolls when one would satisfy me?   Why is there suicide? Murder? Rape? Divorce? Drugs? Lost jobs? Estranged families? Abandonment? Greed? Lust?   Why did my mother […]

  • Why is 8 years old the age that Mormons are baptized?

    Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

    Last week my youngest child announced that he will be baptized next year. What? I thought. No that can’t be. But he just turned seven so he’s right that next year he’ll be baptized. The reason our children are baptized at the age of 8 is that Joseph Smith received a revelation from God that […]