Vienna Jacques – “A Savior of Life!” – By Mama Karmel

I have always thought that Emma Smith was the only woman mentioned, by name, in the Doctrine and Covenants. I was excited to learn that there are two!  Vienna Jacques is the second and is mentioned in D&C 90.  I enjoyed reading her life history provided in this month’s LDS Ensign magazine and learning why Joseph Smith wrote of her that she, “proved a savior of life as pertaining...
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Teaching My Children About Freedom – By Mama Karmel

May we, as Abraham Lincoln famously said, “highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain–that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom–and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” My big brother, Mike, just retired from his career in the military.  I have watched him serve our country...
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The Specialist – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

My grandfather was a contractor, and a major lesson I learned from him is that you always, ALWAYS leave a few minutes at the end of a project to tidy up and put away. So yesterday, when two workers came to our home to install a new light in the living room, that was my assumption. They came in, drilled into the ceiling, put up the light, tested it, and then, as is apparently the custom in this...
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