Sometimes when I want to force myself to think a little more deeply in my study of the Bible, I will read from a translation that I am unfamiliar with. So many passages of the King James Version are like old song lyrics to me that I don’t have to look too closely to rememberContinue reading “Many are Invited, But Few are Chosen”
If thou wilt do good, yea, and hold out faithful to the end, thou shalt be saved in the kingdom of God… Doctrine and Covenants 6:13 I just finished reading An Early Resurrection: Life in Christ Before You Die, by Adam S. Miller, and I probably will turn right around and read it again. IContinue reading “Obedient or Faithful?”
And it came to pass that because of so much contention and so much difficulty in the government, that they had not kept sufficient guards in the land of Zarahemla… Helaman 1:18 My parents weren’t much on giving advice, so I tended to remember those rare moments when they did give counsel, or at leastContinue reading “Look in the Direction You’re Going”
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Hebrews 10:25 I’ve been blessed with a number of different callings in my home ward of 25 years, and cursed with a few others. When people askContinue reading “Are You Feeling Less Active Yet?”
But behold, that which is of God inviteth and enticeth to do good continually; wherefore, every thing which inviteth and enticeth to do good, and to love God, and to serve him, is inspired of God. Moroni 7:13 I like to think of myself as a spiritual guy, but I’m a far cry from whatContinue reading “Following Impressions with Confidence”
Pain taught me that being vulnerable isn’t weakness. It’s just an opportunity for shared strength.
Behold, ye are little children, and ye cannot bear all things now; ye must grow in grace and in the knowledge of the truth. Doctrine & Covenants 50:40 I came across a sentiment from Vishen Lakhiani today that I thought was worth meditating upon: “Your soul isn’t here to achieve. Your soul is here toContinue reading “Our Souls are Here to Grow”
The piano had made music before, but never like this.
Anything that can lead us to acting because we have to instead of because we want to, is destructive of our agency. We become literally entangled in the weeds of addiction.
The difference between Saul and David was that David understood what Saul forgot: The Philistines have a Goliath. We have a God.