“And because of your diligence and your faith and your patience with the word in nourishing it, that it may take root in you, behold, by and by ye shall pluck the fruit thereof, which is most precious, which is sweet above all that is sweet.” —Alma 32:42
“Learning to discern the teachings of the Spirit is an important part of helping faith become a reality. As we gain experience in this demanding “real world,” we sometimes fail to see the sacred nature of our seemingly routine daily tasks. Fundamentals of daily living—scripture reading, prayer, family home evening, the conversation at dinner—these provide the experiences that make faith a reality.” —Janette Hales Beckham
This Day in LDS History
1837: Jerusha Barden Smith, the wife of Hyrum Smith and progenitor of several General Authorities, dies in Kirtland, Ohio.
1901: President Lorenzo Snow’s funeral is held in the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1959: Marie Osmond, later an entertainer, musician, and member of the famous Osmond family performing group, is born in Ogden, Utah.
1968: The first branch in the Asian country of Singapore is organized, with John McSweeny as president.