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Sunday Symposium: Being Temperate in All Things

I think we so often underestimate the STRENGTH of character that is gained by a life of constant, simple, quiet good works and humble efforts. Elder Kent D. Watson gave a fantastic talk called “Being Temperate in All Things” in the Saturday afternoon session of General Conference. It is a short talk, but a fresh and powerful message. Temperance reminds me a lot of meekness– doing things just right, gently, balanced, and focused. It’s a principle I want to pay more attention to.

“Security for our families comes from learning self-control, avoiding the excesses of this world, and being temperate in all things. Peace of mind comes from strengthened faith in Jesus Christ. Happiness comes from being diligent in keeping covenants made at baptism and in the holy temples of the Lord.”
Follow these links to read, or watch, or listen to the talk.

What does temperance mean to you?

How can it be developed, maintained, and applied in our lives?

Stephanie is a mom of three young and relentless children. Her interests include latin music, naps, restaurants, writing, travel, teaching, housework denial and long showers. Stephanie seeks for the divinity in motherhood--- tries to share it when she finds it, and tries to laugh when she doesn't. She blogs for fun, posterity, and therapy. Her musings are chronicled at Diapers and Divinity, and if you know how to send chocolate as an attachment, you're welcome to email her here.

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