Faith in Our Infinite Worth

February 13, 2017

What difference has it made, that I know I’m a child of God? Why does it even matter?

It has meant that I could square my shoulders and keep the commandments the best way I knew how, even when it was unpopular or unprofitable, that I could refuse to fight back, choosing peace instead of contention. It’s meant that I could face a new day after having made a humiliating mistake, and that I could change and begin anew. It has meant that I could retreat to my closet, my bathroom, or my car, and find Someone who knew me, knew my situation, and knew how to help me move forward. It has meant that I could forgive.

In all of these ways, knowing my divine identity and my inherent and infinite worth has helped me to make powerful choices. Like choosing to act, rather than merely reacting. Like choosing to face my own life, daunting and shadowy as it has often been, with faith and purpose. But sometimes I forget this basic truth, my own identity, I withdraw from my Father, and I feel a kind of echoing hollow feeling inside, like something is missing.

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Family Lesson: Loving Yourself

“Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself” — the second part of the Savior’s infamous answer to the question, “Which is the great commandment?” (Matthew 22:35-40). But the clause in this commandment – can you see it? Love others as you love yourself. Giving to…

February 12, 2017

Family Feature : Dave & Monica Bauman

Have you ever met an amazing family and had the thought, “If only I could be a fly on the wall and find out how they do it!”? Well you’re in luck! Our Family Feature series here at the Small Seed is just that. It…

February 10, 2017

February Scripture Memorization

A few years ago (when TSS was pretty new to the blogging scene), the team was invited to a preview of a new movie “Meet The Mormons”. Those in attendance were authors, bloggers, social media sensations… and then there was me… in gingham plaid…

February 9, 2017

February’s Study Guide : Infinite Worth

“There should not be anyone here tonight who has a low self-image. How dare you or I to have a low self-image! We are the sons and daughters of God! We belong to Him. We are His children. He gave us birth. He gave…

February 6, 2017

Looking For Light: Tracy Layne

My job is all about light; It’s about understanding it in all it’s forms, and knowing how to make that light work.  Make it beautiful.  As a professional photographer specializing in families and children, having light is essential. Most people don’t understand just how…

January 26, 2017

Family Lesson: Discipleship

You can help even the youngest members of your family understand the importance of discipleship by teaching them that it means to do what the Savior would do. This may not always come naturally—the process is a journey. We’ve come up with this simple…

January 19, 2017

Increasing Our Faith Through Discipleship: Goals and Faith

I am your typical overachieving “driver, driver, driver,” (as my husband lovingly describes me), so I thrive on goals. I love new beginnings and a sense of renewed control over the direction of my life. But I have often felt the Holy Spirit constrain…

January 17, 2017

Yearly Theme and January’s Study Guide!

Hello friends! We have missed you! We’ve taken a few weeks off to be intentional about what 2017 holds for The Small Seed and are thrilled to share some of what we’re planning, as well as some exciting news. First and foremost, we are…

January 16, 2017