I very much believe this quote from Maya Angelou: “Words are things. You must be careful, careful about calling people out of their names, using racial pejoratives and sexual pejoratives and all that ignorance. Don’t do that. Some day we’ll be able to measure the power of words. I think they are things. They get … Continue reading Words

"As parenting declines, the need for policing increases. There will always be a shortage of police if there is a shortage of effective parents! Likewise, there will not be enough prisons if there are not enough good homes." "Society should focus anew on the headwaters—the family—where values can be taught, lived, experienced, and perpetuated. Otherwise, … Continue reading

I have seen this prophesy being fulfilled more and more throughout my lifetime. "For behold, at that day shall he rage in the hearts of the children of men, and stir them up to anger against that which is good." (Book of Mormon 2 Nephi 28:19-20) 2 Nephi 28  

A great set of suggestions for Fathers, on Father's Day in Brazil, from Ezra Taft Benson. "With love in my heart for the fathers in Israel, may I suggest 10 specific ways that fathers can give spiritual leadership to their children: "1. Give father’s blessings to your children. Baptize and confirm your children. Ordain your … Continue reading

This is a talk that challenges us in many ways:  "...we should all ...love our neighbor and avoid contention."  "Though we may disagree, we should not be disagreeable."  "When our positions do not prevail, we should accept unfavorable results graciously and practice civility with our adversaries. In any event, we should be persons of goodwill … Continue reading