3 Apr 2008
"As faithful [members] of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we have been blessed with the Holy Ghost. As we invite the Savior into our lives, the Holy Ghost will bear witness to us of the love which the Father and His Son, our Savior, have for each of us. But feeling Their love is dependent not only on our desire but upon our actions as well. And the actions we need to take are known to us: genuine prayer that is specific and humble, followed by quiet listening for the Lord's answers; regular scripture study and time to ponder what we read; and, finally, a willingness to be introspective about ourselves and to trust in the Lord's promise that He will 'make weak things become strong unto [us]' (Ether 12:27)."
Topic: Holy Ghost, love, worthiness, prayer  Reference: (Kathleen H. Hughes, "Remembering the Lord's Love," Ensign, Nov. 2006, 112)


Family has always been a very important part of my heritage, and family will always continue to be very important to me I believe. One of the reasons that family is so important to me is because I value my coexistence, but probably the most influential reason that family is important to me is my religious belief that 1) the family is ordained of God, and 2) the family is the fundamental unit of society. I also strongly believe that
"the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets."
In my family I do not only include my immediate family, my immediate relatives, and the family I married into, but I also include my best friends as family members. They are invited to everything that we do as family. Friends are a very integral part of this life also I believe, and they are very important to our relationship with others. Also friends are often able to give less biased more sound advice than are close relatives or in- laws. Below I have attempted to somewhat construct a family tree to illistrate my relationships in my family.