The Lord God hath commanded that men should not murder; that they should not lie; that they should not steal; that they should not take the name of the Lord their God in vain; that they should not envy; that they should not have malice; that they should not contend one with another.—2 Nephi 26:32
How easy it is, yet how wrong it is, to allow habits of contention to pervade matters of spiritual significance, because contention is forbidden by divine decree.—Russell M. Nelson
This Day in Church History
1855: John Smith, son of Hyrum Smith, is ordained Patriarch of the Church.
1979: Ezra Taft Benson, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, organizes the Nauvoo Illinois Stake, the Church’s one-thousandth stake.
1981: President Spencer W. Kimball and King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV break ground for the Nuku’alofa Tonga Temple. Nearly seven thousand attend the ceremony.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.