Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Challenge...

This year for Family Home Evening we are studying the Book of Mormon.  Our first FHE of the year we took on a challenge.

"The Book of Mormon will change your life."  President Ezra Taft Benson

We wanted to see if that was really true.

We all agreed to participate in a daily reading of The Book of Mormon.

This quote is a powerful resource for our family:

"There is a power in the book which will begin to flow into your lives the moment you begin serious study of the book.  You will find greater power to resist temptation.  You will find the power to avoid deception.  You will find the power to stay on the strait and narrow path.  The Scriptures are called the "words of Life" (D&C 84:85), and nowhere id that more true than it is on the Book of Mormon.  When you begin to hunger and thirst after those words, you will find life in greater and greater abundance."  Ezra Taft Benson


So..  the kids have to wake up a few minutes earlier, and we always have cold cereal... but we are finding life in great and greater abundance.  What peace the words of the scriptures can bring in to your home.

We hope to complete the Book of Mormon by the time Jex is baptized.  We have a year and a half.  That is such an attainable goal, and he is reading some of the verses himself.  It has been a great challenge and blessing  for our family.


Michelle said...

I want to see a picture of you and Jonathan at the breakfast table, too! Ha!
Good for you guys. We are doing it at breakfast, too. It's kind of nice because then the mouths are busy. :)

Katie said...

We do the same thing, read during breakfast, and it works out the best for our family. We tried it at bedtime at first and the kids were crazy and tired so I'm glad we figured out the morning thing because it's so much more peaceful.

Ashlee said...

I love that quote. Good luck! The BOM DOES change lives!! I have seen it so many times (especially as a missionary). My bro. took that challenge before he got baptized, almost made it, but I think he's done now. I think reading every day helped improve our reading as kids growing up too!

Leila said...

What a great goal. We started reading as a family a couple of years ago. We do it in the evenings though. It is AMAZING how much the kids understand and appreciate the scriptures. Have fun!

Related Posts with Thumbnails