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Making connections between our culture & the gospel in everyday life.

Bringing “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”

into your world.

We know there are a lot of challenging cultural issues in our day. We also know it can be sometimes difficult to make sense of things from a Christian worldview.

We’re here to work through it together and learn how the family proclamation relates to us all.

Why Seeing Christ as an Unborn Baby Will Change Your Christmas Forever

Before the star. Before the shepherds. There was a mother and her unborn baby.

Week 48 & 49: Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Prophets of old, and prophets today have foretold and warned of the downfall of strong and powerful cities. In Come Follow Me this week we read the terrifying accounts of Nineveh, Babylon, and even Jerusalem’s fall. That was thousands of years ago, today many believe...

Week 46 & 47 Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

What kind of efforts would qualify us for a title like “Savior on Mount Zion.” What an incredible comparison to make. This week’s Come Follow Me lesson teaches that we can be “Saviors on Mount Zion,” with one interpretation by President Hinckley relating to family...

Week 45 (Daniel): Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Are we frightened for today’s youth growing up in a world, wicked as it is? This week’s Come Follow Me, through Daniel and his friends remind us sin-resistant youth can rise to meet and even exceed expectations and survive Babylon even as they face fierce beasts and...

Sister Nelson: Why we need to replace question marks with exclamation points after words of prophets

I wonder if you and I would study, in just a little different way, actually, perhaps in a much different way, each truth we received from this past General Conference if we had any idea of the price paid by our leaders to offer each truth to us?

Week 44 (Ezekiel): Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

We learn this week that the duty to warn belongs to more than prophets. We are all called to warn our neighbor. We’ll undoubtedly stumble as we learn to do this well. Anything that matters this much takes time, practice, humility and courage. Right in the middle of...

Week 43 (Jerimiah Part 2): Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

Belonging is such a deep and profound need that rests in all of us. As we read in Jeremiah in this week’s lesson, God’s promise that “they shall be my people, and I will be their God” calls to us and speaks to that need. To belong to Him, to be numbered among the...

Week 42 (Jeremiah – Pt 1) Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

The Lord will gather His people. Jeremiah prophesied of the gathering that we are living in now and President Russell M. Nelson has said of it: “There is nothing happening on this earth right now that is more important than that [gathering]. … This gathering...

Week 41 (Isaiah 58-66) Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

This week’s Come, Follow Me lesson asks, “Ponder why the Savior’s return will be a day of rejoicing for you. What can you do to prepare for His coming?” Recently President Nelson said, “Remember that the fulness of Christ’s ministry lies in the future. The prophecies...

Week 39 & 40 (Isaiah 40-57) Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Isaiah wrote about what he saw looking into the future and revealed things of future generations. In Come, Follow Me we learn so much about how his revelations pertain to our own time—the last days—and the great Millennium that will follow. Our modern day prophets...

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Week 32-34 (Psalms) Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Week 32-34 (Psalms) Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Studying the Psalms has invited us to examine many elements of our testimonies and relationships. Among them, relevant to family life are forgiveness and repentance. "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" also teaches these same things as important to successful...

Week 31: Finding the Family in Come Follow Me (Job)

Week 31: Finding the Family in Come Follow Me (Job)

What do we do when our own loved ones make it harder to be faithful? Job is a righteous man whom the Lord richly blesses in wealth and family. Faithful and generous, Job carefully observes the commandments. Out of seemingly nowhere, his abundance is taken away....

Week 28: Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me (2 Kings 2-7)

Week 28: Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me (2 Kings 2-7)

In this week's lesson we learn of Naaman, a commanding, important man in Syria. Yet, like anyone, he was subject to mortal afflictions and in this case, leprosy. Naaman was healed by the prophet Elisha, but his process was one of humility. At many junctures he laid...

Week 27: Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me (1 Kings 17-19)

Week 27: Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me (1 Kings 17-19)

The story of the prophet Elijah and the widow in Zarepheth is a remarkable story of faith, sacrifice and miracles. The Lord asked Elijah to go to Zarepheth, a land that would be facing a three year drought and famine. The Lord told Elijah there would be a widow there...

Week 25 & 26: Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

Week 25 & 26: Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

When we study a triumphant story like David and Goliath, the last thing we want to hear is that our hero, in the end did not win the good fight. In literature and theater, it’s called a tragedy. And it is indeed the heartbreaking reality of this cautionary tale (see...

Week 24: Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me (Ruth, 1 Samuel 1-3)

Week 24: Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me (Ruth, 1 Samuel 1-3)

This week’s lesson includes the story of Ruth and Naomi. It is a story of loyalty to commitments and covenants. It is a story that reminds us God provides a way. It is for sure a story that is also about the power of family. Ruth and Naomi were not mother and daughter...

Challenging the Stories We Tell Ourselves

Challenging the Stories We Tell Ourselves

I believe our stories regarding gender, identity, and sexuality deserve the same kind of careful scrutiny—and in some cases, perhaps some deep and courageous repairs too.

I’m thinking especially about three popular themes that come up repeatedly in our common discussions about these topics—each representing a particular story. Namely: “I want to be loving.” “It’s not my place to judge.” “I feel bad for them.”

Week 22 (Joshua 1–8; 23–24) Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

Week 22 (Joshua 1–8; 23–24) Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

“Be strong and of a good courage.” Studying Come, Follow Me this week in the wake of community tragedy, I found myself looking specifically for comfort. The lesson begins with the Israelites feeling weak and fearful, but the Lord said, “Be strong and of a good...

Week 20: (Numbers 11-14; 20-24) Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

Week 20: (Numbers 11-14; 20-24) Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

An entire generation was not permitted to enter the promised land. Are there ways we’ll be held accountable for what our children have, or have not been taught? In Numbers 14 God makes it very clear that their murmurings and whoredoms would keep Israel wandering in...

“A Woman is Someone Who is Born with Space for Another”

“A Woman is Someone Who is Born with Space for Another”

Several years ago I attended the most beautiful event at the United Nations hosted by The Holy See (Catholics). The speaker shared the following words that are worth sharing: "True respect for women means respecting and reverencing her in all aspects of humanity ......

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