Moving Forward When the World Tries to Crush You
We often laugh about the idea that our parents or grandparents had to trudge uphill through five feet of snow everyday just to get to school and had to do so both ways! It may not be terribly far from the truth in some instances but for the most part, it is an exaggeration. The image of trudging and fighting your way through the resistant mounds of snow brings a meaningful image to my mind. I can easily imagine the burn in my legs and the pounding of...
The Origins of Wedding Rings
If you have a young female in your life, you will know that when the time comes for marriage, there is nothing more exciting than a proposal with a gorgeous ring to place on her finger. Young people in serious relationships often fantasize about their marriage proposals and which kind of ring their sweetheart will pick out. Much planning goes into the process even if the engagement does not begin with fireworks and balloons. How did we come up with this ritual anyway?
Why is Unity Important?
When President Russell M. Nelson called on everyone for a second fast during our 2020 April General Conference, no one knew the impact of just how the world would be strengthened. It was beautiful to see so many people of different faiths come together in one purpose. A Facebook group was started to share the invitation to fast across the world. With great love for God, people of all beliefs joined with us. Afterwards, the name of the group was changed to Worldwide Unified where people continue to...
In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we will have numerous opportunities to serve in capacities where we can bless and heal others. Do we need to have perfect faith, or is it enough to offer what little faith we have? In Alma 32:27, we read, “But behold, if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment...
Do Politics Play a Part in Religion?
Politics have been hard at work around the globe for much of 2020.
Sometimes, laws are made or passed that seem unfair. Some seem
outlandish. Sometimes those laws seem to cross the line of acceptable.
Are politics really necessary? In a perfect world, we would need only one
lawmaker and the people would follow His counsel.
One of the titles of the Savior is “Lawgiver”. Isaiah 33:22 teaches,
“For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; he
will save us.” In Doctrine & Covenants 38:22, the Lord Himself recorded,
“Wherefore, hear my voice and follow me, and you shall be a free people,
and ye shall...
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