Sermoncitos, a family tradition


The format of the messages we send our children has changed through the years.  E. L. Howard Jr. typed on paper for many years, then on a computer.  Nathan, Roy, and others continued sending sermoncitos in the original format by computer for several years and sent by email to subscribers.  Now messages are shared on Facebook where all the world can share and more can contribute, including Martha Encalada, Emy Gabriela and Emy de Vera: News from Nathan, Roy's Ruminations, Photo Inspirations, Recipes, YouTube/drrhoward.


Sound Files| Sermoncitos.pdf

In October, 1967, Edward L. Howard Jr. started a weekly sermoncito that has continued ever since. He wrote without fail every week until he passed on at age 90. The tradition has continued with other members of the family. "For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do. And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins" (2 Nephi 25:23,26). I have written a "Letter to my Children" in the old tradition of our family (my autobiography). You can download it to your computer and read it when you have time. Here is the link: http://www.cantos.org/ShakeIt.pdf

Adversity

Amor on Facebook

Atonement

Attitude

Baptism

Belonging

Funerals
Eternal Life (Bill and Ervin) (Maggie) (Dollie)
Family (Pauline)
Forgiveness (Joe)
The Kingdom of Heaven (Bessie)
Resurrection (Easter)
Service (sister) (brother) (My Exceptional Father) A Concrete Example
The Good Shepherd (Lennie)
Winds of Change (outdoorsman)

Obedience

Persecution

Personality

Philosophizing on Facebook

Prayer

Priesthood

Prophets

Prophets on Facebook

Record Keeping

Repentance

Revelation

Charity

Chastity

Children

The Church

Christmas

Christmas and New Year on Facebook

Clean Hands and a Pure Heart

Covenant People

The Creation

Gardening

The Gift of the Holy Ghost

Gifts of the Spirit

God the Father

The Gospel

Happiness

Health on Facebook

Honesty

Hope

The Sabbath Day

The Sacrament

Sacrifice

Salud on Facebook

Scriptures on Facebook

The Scriptures

The Second Coming

Spiritual thoughts on Facebook

The Sky

Service

Darkness

Earth

Easter

Endure to the End

Escrituras en Facebook

El Espíritu en Facebook

Felicidades on Facebook for birthdays, anniversaries, and every celebration from graduation to mother's day

Inclusion

Israel

Jesus the Christ

Joy

Judging Others

Know God

Teaching

Temple

Testimony

Thanksgiving

Tithing

Traditions

Trust

Faith

Family

Fasting

Fatherhood

La Paternidad, Azhé'é

My Father, E L Howard

Fear

Filosolfía en Facebook

Fishing

Follow the Prophet

Freedom

Learning

Light

Love on Facebook

Lupton Chapel Dedication

Martha Aconseja

Missionary Work

Music

Navidad, Año Nuevo en Facebook

New Year

Not of the World

Unity

Victory

Word of Wisdom

Work

Worry

These are written by Roy E. Howard and others as indicated.

TEMPLES. Personal note May 2010 to August 2011. We volunteered for a church service mission in in the temple, a place for spiritual renewal, hope, and peace in Guayaquil, Ecuador. We  were in the temple five days each week for 15 months in service to people from northern Perú, southern Colombia, and all of Ecuador including the Quichua people. Soon after Jesus was born, his parents took him to the temple, where Simeon and Anna shared their testimonies (http://www.cantos.org/music/cantata/PraiseGod.pdf).
We next see Jesus in the temple when he was 12 years old (Luke 2:42-49). during His ministries he taught both in the synagogues and in the temple (John 18:20). In the turbulent last days, it is important to "stand in holy places" (Matthew 24:15) and be as often as possible in a house built in "Holiness to the Lord" (Zechariah 14:20,21), for the Lord will come to His temple (Malachi 3:1). Our resolution for 2010 is to serve in the temple. As you resolve to stand in holy places, may God bless you and yours with a prosperity and happiness. Information about temples: http://www.lds.org/temples/purpose/0,11298,1897-1,00.html