"And ye will not suffer your children... that they transgress the laws of God, and fight and quarrel one with another, and serve the devil, who is the master of sin... but ye will teach them... to love one another, and to serve one another."
A couple of weeks ago, Alan and I spoke in Stake Conference on parenting. I can't even tell you how scary that was - I didn't sleep well from the time the Stake President called until the day we gave our talks. It is a daunting subject to stand up in front of hundreds of people and talk about. The scripture that I kind of centered my talk around is found in 2 Nephi 25:26
"And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins."
I will share one more. Mosiah 12:21 has been a favorite of mine since my mission. At my mission farewell in church, my dad told the story of how I was born with a womb deformity. My right foot was turned up so that my toes were touching my leg. He told how he was so concerned that I would be handicapped throughout my life even though the Doctors told him that it would stretch and heal naturally (it did). A few days later when the Stake President came over to set me apart for my mission he said how that story had touched him and he shared this scripture:
"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings; that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good; that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth."
How beautiful all of our feet are when we are using them to go about doing good. Think about it next time you are running around picking up your house, walking your child to a friends house or doing your visiting teaching. Your feet are beautiful in His eyes.