Mary’s #LDS #Primary Talk

Being a child of God means that I can become like him in heaven someday.

Without a body, we wouldn’t be able to come to earth to learn the things we need to do, like having a family and helping others.

We become like Heavenly Father when we make good choices and when we focus on lighting up the world.

But while we’re here, we also make bad choices. When that happens, we need to repent. If we don’t repent, we end up being like Laman and Lemuel, and keep going back to doing bad things.

If we haven’t repented, we can’t live with Heavenly Father again.

To repent we have to say we’re sorry, and never make that bad choice again, and learn from our experiences.

Jesus paid the price for our sins, and gave us the atonement. That’s how we are forgiven when we repent.

Heavenly Father wants us to repent so that we can all come to heaven and live with him again.

He helps us by sending the Holy Ghost to calm us down when we get angry, and through the atonement which helps us to be better.

I know that God loves us so much that he wants us to come and see Him again, and be with Him in Heaven.

And I say this in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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