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Love is Spoken Here

Love is Spoken Here

Home is a sacred place. It is where families are nourished physically and spiritually. “He’s looking for a home, ‘cause everyone needs a place; and home is the most excellent place of all” (Neil Diamond). Why?—because “It is in the home that we form our attitudes, our deeply held beliefs…Our homes are more than sanctuaries; they should also be places where God’s Spirit can dwell, where the storm stops at the door, where love reigns and peace dwells” (Thomas S. Monson). Happy homes come in a variety of shapes and sizes. But the happiest of homes share these characteristics in common: “(1) a pattern of prayer; (2) a library of learning; (3) a legacy of love” (Thomas S. Monson). Parents and grandparents have the responsibility to prepare children for trials and challenges they will encounter in life. “We must teach them truth and encourage them to live it, and they will be all right no matter how severely the world is shaken” (Richard G. Scott). My wife and I work hard to make our home such a nurturing place. We aren’t perfect, but we continually strive to improve. We want all who enter our home to be welcomed by a happy glow of the Lord’s Spirit present here.

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