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Two references to set 2019 resolutions

As we set new resolutions we should use points of reference to guide us in our goal setting.

Once we are in the right direction, "half of the way is conquered".

We look at two points of reference as we set our goals:

Point of reference #1:
Teachings of living prophets 

Question:  Are my goals giving adequate attention to my spiritual needs?

Point of reference #2:
Personal and Family Statement

Question: Will my goals help me progress in one or more priorities of my personal and family purpose statement?


How old are our Christmas traditions?

The four traditions listed below have been with us for as long as we remember, how old are they? and why do we still keep them? 
1. The Nativity
The representation of the birth of Christ in Bethlehem, the humble yet sublime scene of Joseph and Mary with baby Jesus in the stable with the animals, the shepherds and the star was always a central ornament at the home of our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.
Just after our wedding, we bought our own set of the nativity, that we still use until today. No other tradition has brought Christ to our Christmas more than this one!
2. Christmas Eve
Fish is the traditional meal of Christmas Eve. As far as I can tell this is a tradition that comes from the XVI century. The exact reasons for this tradition are unknown, in my perspective however it is connected to Jesus, He called his disciples fishers of men, and many of his teachings involved the sea, fish and fisherman. (Matthew 7:10, Matthew 17:27, Luke 11:11, Luke 24:42, John 21:10-13)…