A poem about Christ’s mercy and moving forward.
A different look at the allegory of the olive trees in Jacob 5.
Do you ever look around at other people and think, “I’m not good enough. I’m not good enough at that skill, at that calling. I shouldn’t even try.” It’s a sad thing, but most of us have had that kind of thought at least once in our lives. And this can be especially hard in […]
Dear Elder David A. Bednar, My family and I took up your challenge this past week to consider and discuss the lessons of the cheetahs and the topis you talked about in your talk “Watchful Unto Prayer Continually.” We also, as you requested, found several other lessons to take away from the behavior of these […]
I sat in my Christian History classroom last year, waiting for class to start. My professor strode into the room, shut the door, gave us his typical staredown, and asked us what we had thought of General Conference the weekend before. At BYU-Idaho, this wasn’t a strange question. Even some of my non-religious classes had […]
I’ve had a hard time deciding what to write for this post. I had some idea for it, which I’ve forgotten now because I’ve spent the last several days thinking that I needed to change the topic. And now I’m writing this a little more last-minute than I’d like. See, a friend of mine from […]
So last week I talked about how we are God’s children – we can choose to believe that or not, but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s a fact. But what, other than our perspective, is changed by knowing that we are God’s children? And does He really love all of His children? ALL […]
We’ve all heard stories of people who stood for Christ through their whole lives. People like prophets, martyrs, pioneers, even family members, all who willingly made sacrifices, struggled through seemingly impossible circumstances, and changed their lives to follow Christ. What is it about these people that helped them to continue forward, even facing death and […]
One of my favorite talks from General Conference earlier this month was “Behold the Lamb of God” by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. His emphasis on respecting the Sacrament made a strong impression on me. Growing up, I could be pretty casual when it came to the Sacrament. In fact, when I was really young, I […]
Starting at the beginning question here, religion is constantly debated and challenged. Some people see religion as a support to get through life, but not as anything more serious than that. If religion is just a set of rose-colored lenses to see the world through, does it even work? And if so, how? Religion does […]