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RAK: Small Acts of Service

by President Spencer W. Kimball, “Small Acts of Service,” Ensign, Dec 1974
In these days of selfishness, what is the most important contribution we can make?
I have learned that it is by serving that we learn how to serve. When we are engaged in the service of our fellowmen, not only do our deeds assist them, but we put our own problems in a fresher perspective. When we concern ourselves more with others, there is less time to be concerned with ourselves. In the midst of the miracle of serving, there …

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RAK: In Another Man’s Shoes

by Matthew Baker, “In Another Man’s Shoes,” New Era, Aug 2001
Was I prepared for the marathon? Sure, I had trained for months. But at the race site, I found I needed help just to run.
The last thing my mom asked me before I left for St. George, Utah, was, “Do you have your shoes?”
As facetiously as she had asked the question, I answered, “Yes.” Who would forget to take running shoes to a race?
Now it was 5:00 a.m., just before the start of the St. George Marathon, and I realized …

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[14 May 2009 | One Comment | ]
Reality VT: Providers by Molly-Mormon.com

Real thoughts & experiences by Real Visiting Teachers = Reality VT
by Molly from Molly-Mormon.com. Her 2 cents on the message given by Elder Robert D. Hales, Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, during the April 2009 General Conference titled, “Becoming Provident Providers Temporally and Spiritually”

“As Wives, Mothers, Daughters, and Sisters We Need to Lead By Example And Teach Our Families How To Become Provident Providers Temporally and Spiritually.”
What is a Provident Provider? …joyfully living within our means, being content with what we have, avoiding excessive debt, and diligently saving …