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Religious Thoughts

Sharing my favorite scriptures and ways that I see scriptural passages and the gospel of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

A Covenant of Peace

A Covenant of Peace

”and after they had entered into a covenant with him of peace they were suffered to depart into the wilderness.” Alma 44:20 It always amazes me as I read through the Book of Mormon to see how stout the people were with their covenants between each other. When a...

The Grace of Christ Works In The Darkest Places

The Grace of Christ Works In The Darkest Places

I will open rivers in high places and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. – Isaiah 41:18 The Prophet Isaiah often gives us these beautiful images as he strives to portray prophetic...

A Prince of Peace

A Prince of Peace

When we celebrate the Christmas season we tend to recite various names of our Savior. As Handel made the words of Isaiah famous, the term Prince of Peace has, justifiably, become synonymous with Jesus Christ. However, he is not the only Prince of Peace that we learn...

Overcoming the Virus of Dualism

Overcoming the Virus of Dualism

One of the gravest affects of our time, and of history, is the effort to reduce another person, or class of people, to something other than human. It is this effort to dehumanize that has been the purpose behind so much of the troubles of society. It destroys...

By Way of Exhortation

By Way of Exhortation

As Moroni finished up the compilation that we now know as the Book of Mormon, he sealed it up with a promise. Amidst the promise of being perfected in Christ are a few things that he left behind as challenges to each of us. Moroni understood that it is not enough to...

My Favorite Christmas Story

My Favorite Christmas Story

For many of us, we may recall Christmas Eve gathered with our family and reading over the words in the Biblical account of the Savior’s birth as recorded in the second chapter of Luke. This was my childhood. I love the story of the babe in Bethlehem wrapped in...

Maintaining Hope

Maintaining Hope

And I would exhort you, my beloved brethren, that ye remember that he is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and that all these gifts of which I have spoken, which are spiritual, never will be done away, even as long as the world shall stand, only according to the...

Receive the Holy Ghost

Receive the Holy Ghost

Among the most marvelous of all events as recorded in scriptures is when one receives the Holy Ghost. This is the promised gift that was pronounced by John the Baptist as would be brought by one who was mightier than he. It was the gift that was to be obtained by...

Thoughts From The Prophet at General Conference

Thoughts From The Prophet at General Conference

I love General Conference. I cherish these two days every six months to gather with my family and listen to the messages delivered by the Lord’s prophet, apostles, and other appointed leaders. Their talks inspire me and cause me to reflect and bring me closer to the...

All Are Invited to Come and See

All Are Invited to Come and See

One of the fundamental axioms of The Church of Jesus Christ has always been to come and see. This invitation goes out to everyone everywhere. This stirring invitation has excluded no soul. Christ called upon us to invite all, yet we still deem many as unworthy because...

Come To General Conference Seeking

Come To General Conference Seeking

With General Conference fast approaching, it is an excellent time for us to take some introspection into the intents of our hearts. General Conference is a wonderful time to reflect and ponder where our lives are in relation to where God desires them to be. It is also...

Focus on Humanity

Focus on Humanity

This morning my sister sent our family a discourse from Elder David A. Bednar at BYU-Idaho in 2009. In the talk, he references the power of our human bodies and how much Satan desires to attack these bodies. He is never going to receive a body and with a body is a key...

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