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Tonight I had the opportunity to speak on a Foster Care Panel to current and prospective foster parents. First I am so happy to see so many good families willing to take kids into their homes in hopes to make their lives a little better, your love and sacrifices are not in vain! Those who are considering becoming foster parents expressed some reservations and concerns that I hope we were able to minimize tonight. I know it must not be an easy choice to make to open your home to kids from sometimes horrific backgrounds. I get the worries of how that might put your biological kids at risk, or change your life in a big way. You're feelings and reservations are real, and expected. Statistics show that it only takes one caring adult to change a child's life, to keep them off the streets and out of drugs, to show them they are loved and important. I am so glad to those that were willing to take a chance on me. Foster care effected my life in a big way (for 8 years). Without that one (but really I was blessed with way more than just one, to care about me) statistics say I should be homeless, on drugs, and have more than one child. But I'm NOT and I DON'T. I was given more than just a home, I was given a family. I gained confidence, I found my savior, and I have been able to be successful and defy those awful statistics. To those who have ever considered being a foster parent I say: GIVE IT A TRY!! You never know, you might find that child you didn't know you were missing. #utahfostercare #fostercare #fostertoadopt #bethechange #love #family #lds

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It is way past my bedtime, but I just couldn't pull myself away. I started a bullet journal today (lots of work to set up), but I am addicted & already looking forward to how it might help my productivity & give me that boost to reach my goals! Plus, I am working on a hoop for my favorite cancer fighter right now. I can't wait to finish it & give it to her ❤❤❤ + + + + + + + + #embroidery #hoopsandthreads #wallart #customgift #customart #handmade #handstitched #etsy #bulletjournal #bedtime #quotes #joshua1v9 #benotafraid #LDS

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January 18, 1827. Joseph marries his love Emma.

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📸:@yearofintegrity 📍Oakland California LDS Temple. ============================ "Our responsibility is to become the best disciples of Christ we can become. On one occasion, full of worry and frustration about my single situation and my advancing years, I went to a priesthood leader for a blessing to strengthen me. The words spoken in that blessing stay with me to this day and ring truer to me as time passes. I can still quote them: 'If you cannot bear the difficulties and challenges of single life, you will never be able to bear the difficulties and challenges of married life.' I sat a bit stunned. Those words were a call to action for me to make my life wonderful regardless of any situation or difficulty I faced. If I made a happy single life for myself, it would determine the happiness I would have as a married woman, and I wanted a happy future. I realized I had the capacity not only to bear difficult things but to look for the best in every situation. My attitude became much more positive. Life is a challenge, but it will always be a challenge — single or married — and I wanted to be equal to that challenge. I testify from hard-earned experience that the Lord is always preparing us for greater happiness and blessings. We need only try our best and trust in him with all our hearts." Sister Kristen M. Oaks ============================ #housesofthelord #lds #mormon #ldstemple #mormontemple #temples #ldstempleaday #ldsconf #genconf #mormons #meetthemormons #sharethelight #sharegoodness #ldsquotes #quotes #oakland #california #oaklandtemple ============================ @housesofthelord @ldschurch @mormonorg

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January 18, 2017 "People can be kind if they want to be kind. They can be considerate if they want to be. They can be peaceful if they would but try. They can be thoughtful and considerate of others if they but have the desire. ...If we expect to do the work of Christ, let us follow the Savior's teachings. He is the Prince of Peace. Then should we not be peacemakers? He is the Author of mercy. Then should we not be merciful? He is the personification of love. Then should we not practice the principles of love which he gave us?" Mark E Petersen (October Conference Report 1961)

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When you begin to catch a glimpse of how your Heavenly Father sees you, and what he is counting on you to do for Him your life will never be the same. ~Russell M Nelson

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"Do you remember when your faith and joy were full to the brim? Remember the moment you found your testimony or when God confirmed to you that you were His son or daughter and that He loved you very much—and you felt whole? If that time seems lost, it can be found again." (Elder Timothy J. Dyches) Art by @alexazurcher #LDS #Mormon

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