Saturday, November 3, 2012

Valerie's Attempt at Pondering: Be Careful Where You Walk

I just read a fabulous blog post! After making several notes I decided I just needed to link the whole thing up for easy review. ;) If you are working on preparing youth for missions - I think you may enjoy this as much as I do! Read on...

Corine :D

Valerie's Attempt at Pondering: Be Careful Where You Walk

PS. I decided to leave here two quotes I especially love from the above post (emphasis mine)...

"Son, be careful where you walk. 
Father, you be careful. Remember that I follow your steps."

I am not perfect. I am very happy though, that overall, I am a good example. :)   
But even example is not enough...

Parents, the days are long past when regular, active participation in Church meetings and programs, though essential, can fulfill your sacred responsibility to teach your children to live moral, righteous lives and walk uprightly before the Lord. With President Monson’s announcement this morning, it is essential that this be faithfully accomplished in homes which are places of refuge where kindness, forgiveness, truth, and righteousness prevail. Parents must have the courage to filter or monitor Internet access, television, movies, and music. Parents must have the courage to say no, defend truth, and bear powerful testimony. Your children need to know that you have faith in the Savior, love your Heavenly Father, and sustain the leaders of the Church. Spiritual maturity must flourish in our homes. My hope is that no one will leave this conference without understanding that the moral issues of our day must be addressed in the family. Bishops and priesthood and auxiliary leaders need to support families and make sure that spiritual principles are taught. Home and visiting teachers can assist, especially with children of single parents.”
Elder Quentin L. Cook, Can Ye Feel So Now?, October 2012

This is what I am working on now. I am not a helicopter mom; but I don't want to go in the opposite direction either; balance is needed. I have a LOT of work to do. I pray for help from my Father in Heaven, as well as from friends and family; we have work to do! I can not do this alone. But I am confident that as a team we can work miracles!


  1. I'm glad you found something in the post for you, Corine. :) I love your final sentence! I just have to remember who is on my team and wants me to succeed for my sake and my children's sake even more than I do. Hugs!

    1. Thanks, Valerie! PS. You're an inspiration... :)

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    1. Thanks! :) And I agree with you entirely. That's why I LOVE General Conference!!! The speakers are AMAZING! :)

      If you aren't familiar but are curious or interested, go to the following site for a list of links to the last conference (they take place ever 6 months and go for two days):

      PS. Great to see you in the blogging world again! :D


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