Become as Child: The Magnifying Power of Christ – By Contributor Mama Emily Perkes

Through my recent research I have had this idea of “magnifying our efforts through Christ” on my mind. I was taught this principle again in the most unlikely circumstances: It was a really, really hard morning. My patience was gone before I woke up and a lot of stress was weighing me very low to the ground. Everything was a battle–full on battle–with my kids and I knew it...
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Become as a Child: The Power We Give Our Imperfections – By Contributor Mama Emily Perkes

This morning I had an hour-long cuddle session with my 2-year-old. You should be jealous–it was heavenly. He woke up an hour early and I decided not to stress about all that I could have accomplished in that hour. You could call it being lazy but I am choosing to call it taking time to just Be Still. Maybe some of you mamas have experienced this half-sleep cuddle fun when your little one...
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Mary and Martha – By Contributor Mama Emily Perkes

I have been reading about Martha and Mary  and was surprised by the line that struck me with power during this morning’s study. Each part of Martha’s plea was expounded in my mind to teach me what I needed to hear: “Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she help me.” First, “My sister hath left me to serve alone”–there is so much...
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Become as a Child: Scripture Study – By Contributor Mama Emily Perkes

Hello! I’m Mama Emily Perkes and my posts are going to revolve around the theme of “Becoming as a Little Child” and the spiritual lessons I learn from my children. On several occasions in the scriptures are we given the commandment to become like children. In 3 Nephi 11:37-38, it repeats almost the exact same command one verse right after the other: 37 And again I say unto you, ye must repent,...
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Become as a Child: Developing Divine Attributes – By Contributor Mama Emily Perkes

Bear with me as I share three seemingly unrelated stories and then tie them together with my big “ah-ha!” moment at the end. 😉 Story 1: I grew up on the East Coast in a large city with a small LDS population where I was easily known as “The Mormon” to friends, acquaintances and strangers throughout my high school. Looking back I think I held my head high with the name labeling me almost like a...
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