For Older Kids

Illustrations by Brad Teare

Dear Journal

What Christmas traditions does your family have? Draw a picture of your favorite one!

Think about It

“Humility is essential to gain the blessings of the gospel.”

—Elder Steven E. Snow of the Seventy

Brain Teaser

What word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?

See answer below.

Secret Service

Bring a holiday treat to a friend or neighbor!

My family reads the Book of Mormon and prays every day before school and work. During the day I always think of the scriptures that we read. It also seems like I have more time to get ready for school and the day.

Ella M., age 10, Idaho, USA

My Haiku

The first principle

Of the gospel: simple faith

In our Savior, Christ

Ayden C., age 8, Washington, USA

Quick Quiz

What direction did the Wise Men come from? (Hint: See Matthew 2:1.) Answer below.

  • north

  • south

  • east

  • west

Show References

  • Answers: the word short; east