Blog Posts on Family

  • Daily Scripture Study

    Daily Scripture Study

    The Arnesen family tradition of early morning scripture study, established by the parents, ingrained the importance of scriptures in their children. Despite initial resistance, the consistency of this practice had a profound impact. Today, the tradition continues in the next generation, with nightly scripture readings becoming a significant part of the family routine. This practice…

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  • Home-Centered Gospel Learning

    Home-Centered Gospel Learning

    Sarah and I were asked to speak about our experiences learning about the Gospel of Jesus Christ at home for our church meetings. We have both tried to raise our own families in the same way, with some variations. In the forthcoming weeks, we’ll share sections from our talks, and welcome feedback and extensions to…

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  • A Sacred Home

    A Sacred Home

    The front room of our house looks like an ordinary front room that you may find in any number of homes. It has some moderately comfortable couches, a second hand piano that the kids practice on somewhat diligently, and some standard Ikea furniture. It was just another room in our home until a few weeks…

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  • The Holy Ghost Helps Me Feel Love, Joy, and Peace

    The Holy Ghost Helps Me Feel Love, Joy, and Peace

    Eliza Arnesen – Primary – Sep 2019 My topic is “The Holy Ghost helps me feel love, joy and peace.” In Galatians 5:22-23 it says, “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” This means that the Spirit brings these great…

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  • The Trek of Our Lives

    The Trek of Our Lives

    From a talk given 14 Jul 2019 in the Pflugerville Ward I had the opportunity to go on Trek this year. Bishop Arnesen and I went as a Ma and Pa for one of the families. The theme for our Trek was “Keep on the Covenant Path.” In essence, the covenant path is the path…

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  • Keeping our baptismal covenants

    Keeping our baptismal covenants

    Today I taught a lesson to the deacon’s quorum at church. The topic of the lesson was “What covenants did I make at baptism?” I had been really busy this week and sadly didn’t get to preparing my lesson until Sunday morning. I was struggling to figure out what to talk about when I had…

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  • The Christmas Spirit

    The Christmas Spirit

    Intentionally focusing on the true meaning of Christmas draws us to Christ I must admit, I’ve been struggling with this a bit this year. I’ve had a lot on my mind these last few days and have been feeling discouraged about what I see going on in the world. I’ve been concerned with the reaction…

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  • Wait on the Lord

    Wait on the Lord

    Patience is an interesting quality. It has been described as “the capacity to endure delay, trouble, opposition, or suffering without becoming angry, frustrated, or anxious.” Most people know that they need to learn to be patient but when it comes down to learning to be patient it is often more difficult than it seems it…

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  • The Business of Family

    The Business of Family

    While I was exploring the University of Texas at Austin this July, I discovered a statue and a plaque that were quiet interesting to me. The plaque was at the base of a statue of a father and mother holding their young child. They are looking upward together.  They are striving for a better world…

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  • Our Story – Adam Arnesen and Sarah Huggard

    Our Story – Adam Arnesen and Sarah Huggard

    So I don’t usually share personal things on my blog but I’m getting married next month and I wanted to share my story. I’m marrying the lovely Sarah Huggard on 13 May and I am so excited! She is the most wonderful girl in the world and I am so blessed that she is willing…

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