Category Archives: Families

John 19:25-26 – John, take care of my mother!

John 19:25-26 Jesus instructs John to care for his mother I love this passage, for it shows the true nature of the Savior Jesus Christ. He loved his mother, and in his dying moments, he was concerned for her. He … Continue reading

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The Missing Jesus

The Missing Jesus “If You’re Missing Baby Jesus” by Jean Gietzen. About a week before Christmas the family bought a new nativity scene. When they unpacked it they found 2 figures of the Baby Jesus. “Someone must have packed this … Continue reading

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Mrs. Bader’s conversion

The Conversion of Mrs. Bader Two missionaries had been enjoying a beautiful spring day until they knocked on the door of Mrs. Bader.  She hadn’t noticed the lovely day, and it soon became apparent that she didn’t feel there was … Continue reading

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Brigham Young’s October 1856 Address

Brigham Young’s address to the Saints October 5, 1856 When Brigham Young heard that the many of the Saints who left with handcarts had left late in the season and that snows were coming early that year in 1856, he … Continue reading

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Henry Ballard’s Miracle – May 17, 1884

The following account comes from the book “Henry Ballard, the story of a courageous pioneer 1832-1908” p. 133-137 by Douglas Crookston. This book was published in 2010 by Deseret Book. Henry’s Miracle In a way, Henry’s life was one of … Continue reading

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The faith of Catherine and Orson Spencer

The faith of Catherine and Orson Spencer One such was Catherine Spencer. When she joined the Church, her parents became embittered and angry, disowning her and refusing to allow her to ever return to their home or even to correspond … Continue reading

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The Shoemaker of Trondheim

John and his two-year-old brother lived with their mother in Trondheim, Norway. After Father’s death they had moved from Froya to a small apartment on Steensbakken (Steen’s Hill). The two little boys and their mother often looked out over the … Continue reading

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