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Finding My Path to Peace Through Forgiveness

Alissa Parker is the mother of Emilie Parker, one of the 20 children who died tragically in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012. She is also the cofounder of the Emilie Parker Art Connection, a charity helping local community arts…

April 11, 2017

Columbine Survivor: Finding Peace through Faith

When I was fourteen and a freshman in high school, I experienced something that was tragic and difficult, but that ultimately changed my life for the better. I hope you don’t mind if I share a few details of my story here. It was…

April 9, 2017

April’s Theme: Prince of Peace

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” Just one day before he was to be crucified, the Savior’s parting message…

April 3, 2017

The Word of God Helps Me Have Eyes that See

At my breakfast table, I wipe some forgotten crumbs away, and gaze out the windows casting soft gray light in front of me.  My house is still chilly with the morning.  I am sitting to read the archaic language of long-dead warriors and historians…

March 7, 2017

Self Worth: How To Find Yourself Today

The other night I went to a dinner party at a new friend’s house. The food was delicious, the table was set to perfection, and despite being new in town I felt surrounded by friendly chatter. Very quickly I forgot my loneliness and longing…

February 28, 2017

Grow to Know Your Worth: 3 Steps for Anyone Who Wants to Feel Valued

Zinnias are my favorite flower. They carry personal meaning that life’s goodness lies in simple things. I plant a handful of seeds late spring and look forward to watching them grow in my front flower bed all season long. Somehow, someway, they manage to…

February 21, 2017

Faith in Our Infinite Worth

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…

February 13, 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