Effectual, fervent prayer may be as simple as prayer motivated by a love for communing with our Heavenly Father.
Christian discipleship doesn’t require us to be in denial of our difficulties. It isn’t apostasy to admit that things could be better.
In your patience possess ye your souls. Luke 21:19 Fishing is anathema to me. I’ve never understood people with the patience to cast a line into the water, then sit back and wait for something to happen. Maybe the beer helps. I wouldn’t know. But the appeal of the sport is completely lost on me.Continue reading “In Patience Possess Ye Your Souls”
The hope of the righteous shall be gladness. Proverbs 10:28 Throughout my childhood and teenage years, I suffered chronic inner ear infections. These infections caused a number of symptoms, the most annoying of which was vertigo Everywhere I went, I felt like I was in a villain’s lair in the old Batman television series, withContinue reading “The Hope of the Righteous”
Till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me. Job 27:5 When my daughters were little, and it was my job to drop them off at school, I always did so with this bit of sage advice: “Be good. And if you can’t be good, be sneaky.” This questionable guiding light of moralityContinue reading “The Waning Virtue of Integrity”
And out of small things proceedeth that which is great. Doctrine and Covenants 64:33 In the fall of 1978, I walked through the Sacred Grove with my brother. He had just completed his mission in Rochester New York, and my family had driven from California to the East Coast to pick him up. He wasContinue reading “A Foundation of Small Stones”
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 TheseContinue reading “The God of All Comfort”
“Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images of men…” Ezekial 16:17 It’s all about image. In Old Testament times, God’s people were enticed by the cultures and religions they encountered, which often featured the worship of idols madeContinue reading “Who is Your Lord?”
Enos 1:20: “And I bear record that the people of Nephi did seek diligently to restore the Lamanites unto the true faith in God. But our labors were vain; their hatred was fixed, and they were led by their evil nature….” “Fixed” in this verse should be understood in the sense of affixed or firmlyContinue reading ““…their hatred was fixed…””