How many times in the scriptures are the words “Fear not” spoken by Jesus Christ? He speaks it like it’s a simple thing, like there’s an On/Off switch that can stop the fear we feel. So is He wrong? Or can it really be as simple as Christ makes it sound?
When worms leave the ground, they become more vulnerable. When we leave God, we become spiritually vulnerable as well.
This past week, I was scrolling through a social media page when I came across a question someone had posted: “Do you believe that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view?” I had to stop and think about that question. To me, the question seemed contradictory. If […]
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 […]
A long time ago, in our premortal life, we faced two beings who knew us well and would have massive impacts on our lives: God and Satan. All of us on earth, everyone who is reading this post, chose to follow God. Whatever reasons motivated us, we chose Him. When we chose God, we immediately […]
I’m looking at fall differently this year than I have in the past. Recently, I had a conversation with my mom that changed my perspective on it. And it all started with a tree. See, I’ve always loved fall. Mostly for the typical, cliche things. The crisp air, fresh apples, colorful leaves, starting to wear […]
Growing up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I heard a lot about “the war in heaven,” in other words, Satan refusing to follow God, convincing other children of God to follow him instead, and all of them being tossed out of heaven. As a child, I was always taught that the […]
Loneliness is something that I think isn’t discussed enough. It’s something that hits all of us, whether in passing or perpetually, and it’s tough to deal with. As I was prepping to write this post, I looked over several articles on loneliness, and they all say similar things, like: Loneliness is common and widespread. The […]
Mary knelt beside the empty garden tomb, tears streaming down her face with renewed grief and sorrow, when she heard Him ask, “Woman, why weepest thou?” Thinking the gardener had approached her, Mary turned to Him, asking Him to lead her to His body. If it was missing, she would recover it. His enemies had […]
Two thousand years ago, Jesus Christ entered Jerusalem for the last time. Unlike His previous entrances to the city, this last approach was lauded and celebrated. Palm fronds waved around Him as He rode serenely past on a borrowed donkey, surrounded by His followers and apostles. Jesus knew, long before this impressive entrance into Jerusalem, […]