July 18, 2023
LILY Letter 119: Generational Shifting Pioneers

We have learned recently that codependency (excessive reliance on relationships) tends to be learned in childhood and passed from one generation to the next. Yet we know that we can break free from codependent patterns, just as we can move beyond relationship failures and start learning from a successful new companionship. Generational shifting requires courage […]

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June 21, 2021
CLEANING TOILETS ON FATHER'S DAY

Sunday morning, Cathy remarked that the toilets were looking bad. Without even thinking, I said, "I'll clean them after Church." Later in the afternoon, as I was actually cleaning the toilets, I started feeling a little resentful and thinking thoughts like, "Why am I cleaning toilets on Father's Day? Isn't it the Sabbath too? How […]

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May 24, 2021
ON THOUGHTS AND ADVERSITY

In 1 Nephi 17:1, Nephi described the adversity he and his family went through as they traveled in the wilderness after their exodus: "And we did travel and wade through much affliction in the wilderness; and our women did bear children in the wilderness." Yet his prevailing thoughts were overwhelmingly positive and hopeful. Immediately following […]

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