Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith
Prophet, Seer and Revelator

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Brigham Young Child Advocate

Brigham Young loved his children. He built a special room on the back of his home that was a gymnasium for his children. There were balls, ladders, hoops, weights, roller skates, marbles, etc, etc. for his children to play with.

As a child he wished for enrichment and fun. He loved dancing, music and theater when he was older and saw that his children took time to sing, participate in theater and enjoy dancing if they wished.

He treated his children with kindness, and they adored him.

Monday, October 11, 2010

God's help

When Brigham Young took the first pioneer company across the Platte River to reach Fort Laramie, the water was raging high. The men tried to ferry the wagons across the water, but they flipped. They built a small raft to float the wagons across, but the water dashed it to pieces. They finally had to construct a strong ferry with large logs to withstand the force of the river to get their wagons across. God could have parted the waters like He did for Moses and the Red Sea, but He never does anything for us that we can do for ourselves. Heavenly Father provided them with the man power and logs and expected them to step up to the plate. Without that principle, agency would be in jeopardy. Hard work makes us strong.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Temple Appreciation

Temple Appreciation

Brigham Young felt such an urgency to have a working temple in the west that he dedicated the baptistry and first floor, plus a couple of sealing rooms of the St. George Temple on January 1, 1877. The entire temple was completed and dedicated that April. But, during the meantime, Brigham did much of the work for his own family. I wonder if we feel the sense of uorgency that he did. Do I appreciate them temple like I should? This is a good reminder.