Patricia T. Holland

September 29, 2018 02:47 PM MDT
Twenty-two years ago I lost a baby that I had carried through the sixth month of pregnancy. This was a long-awaited baby for whom my husband, three young children, and I had prayed earnestly.
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August 11, 2018 02:00 PM MDT
Most of us are well acquainted with the responsibilities of service. I am sure many of you have baked cookies until your spatulas melted or baby-sat your neighbor's children until your brains sputtered. Occasionally when I am in such situations I fear my fatigue will slip into resentment, and then I wonder if being stretched so thin may not only prevent my developing new charity but actually diminish the supply I thought I had. I have learned, however, that though we may not have a completely willing heart every time we serve, such service molds our heart, blesses us, and does enlarge our capacity to give. We must remember, too, during periods of our lives in which we feel that all we can do is keep our own immediate circle of families or friends afloat, that emotional and spiritual service to others can sometimes be as important as physical acts.
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May 06, 2017 03:00 PM MDT
“With the increasing pressures we face almost every day, it is very hard not to feel overwhelmed. ... We panic that we're doing too much for our children and then get an Excedrin headache worrying that we’re not doing enough.”
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April 30, 2016 09:05 AM MDT
As Mother's Day approaches, Elder and Sister Holland remind us that the influence of a righteous mother in the lives of her children is more important than ever. Here is what they have to say in their new book, To Mothers: Carrying the Torch of Faith and Family,about the sacred responsibility of mothers in the latter days:
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