Considering the Value of Faith 

My church has a program to help young women (teen girls) to internalize good values and prepare them for some of the roles they may have in the future, including careers and motherhood. This program is called Personal Progress. With eight specific values that each encompass several experiences, and a large project associated with each value, it’s a big deal to complete it all and earn the medallion at the end. The cool thing is that Young Women’s leaders and their mothers (and pretty much any women who comes and asks to) can have the opportunity to work through the program and earn the medallion as well.

So now that I’m feeling like I’ve rejoined the land of the living, I’m excited to get to work on this more diligently than I have over the last year. Today I studied the value of faith in Jesus Christ and how it’s connected to prayer, service to others, and raising children to have faith of their own and an understanding of gospel truths.

This was a nice way for me to direct my devotional study today and use my brain in some ways I haven’t for a while. 

Book of Mormon, Alma 56 

“45 And now I say unto you, my beloved brother Moroni, that never had I seen so great courage, nay, not amongst all the Nephites. 46 For as I had ever called them my sons (for they were all of them very young) even so they said unto me: Father, behold our God is with us, and he will not suffer that we should fall; then let us go forth; we would not slay our brethren if they would let us alone; therefore let us go, lest they should overpower the army of Antipus. 47 Now they never had fought, yet they did not fear death; and they did think more upon the liberty of their fathers than they did upon their lives; yea, they had been taught by their mothers, that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them. 48 And they rehearsed unto me the words of their mothers, saying: We do not doubt our mothers knew it.”

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