Monthly Archives: November 2009

Prophets and Principles

The question may arise, “Must we not have law?” We have plenty of it, and sometimes, we have a little too much. Legislators make to many laws; they make so many that the people do not know anything about them.  Wise legislators will never make more laws than the people can understand.

President Brigham Young, 1871, JD-14:83

In the providence of God, governments were intended to be the servants, not the masters, of the people.  This eternal truth needs to be emphasized and re-emphasized…

“The government is best which governs least.” So taught the courageous founders of this nation.  This simple declaration is diametrically opossed to the all too common philosophy that the government should protect one from the cradle to the grave.  The policy of the founding fathers has made our people and the nations strong.  The opposite philosophy leads to moral and spiritual decay.  And we must never forget that our greatest weapon is spiritual strength.

Ezra Taft Benson, Church News 9/2/1961

Living with the 5 Love Languages

This morning, Maggie excitedly volunteered to go with me to Big O to get the van’s flat tire fixed.

A few months ago, to encourage her to get reading, we made a deal that she’d read The Five Love Languages, and when she finished, we’d go on a daddy-daughter date of her choosing.  She’s been reading a few pages a day since then, and writing down vocabulary words, and talking to me about what she’s learning, ever since.

So today, we brought our books to read while waiting, and talked about it on the way home, which kids have which love languages, etc. 

Then, she looked at me and said, “The only problem is, since I’m reading this book, if you try any of these tricks on me, I’ll know what you’re up to!”