I chose this verse of scripture from the Doctrine and Covenants, which is a book primarily containing revelations received from God through Joseph Smith, who we, as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, recognize as a prophet.
Doctrine and Covenants 88:119 - "Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God."
I chose this as our theme because, most importantly, we want our home to be a place where God is remembered, honoured, obeyed, and glorified. We try to begin and end each day with a family prayer. We recognize the power that comes when prayer is coupled with fasting and so our goal is to harness and exercise this power on a regular basis both to bless our family and others.
We also know that we can accomplish so much more when we are organized and prepared and we all have room for improvement in this department. As parents we have always tried to promote learning and we recognize that it is a lifelong process.
I was happy to see that our children were very receptive to this idea and excited to adopt this as our family theme for the coming year. We are sure that as we continue to be motivated and inspired by this scripture we can accomplish great things and our lives will be richer and happier.