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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.

Tuning our Hearts

Tuning our Hearts

The scriptures teach us a many example of a still small voice. We learn in 1 Kings of Elijah on the mountain top where the Lord was not in the earthquake or the thunder or the wind but it was a still voice. We learn from Oliver Cowdrey's experience that He will tell...

Give Me This Mountain

Give Me This Mountain

While serving as a missionary in the Missouri St. Louis Mission, my mission president held the mission motto based on Joshua 14:12 where Joshua declares in his old age, "therefore give me this mountain." This piece is rich in meaning and representation. Much of what...

To Act or to Be Acted Upon

To Act or to Be Acted Upon

While teaching his son, Jacob, Lehi iterates some essential truths of the great Plan of Salvation. He shows us the need for opposition and Adam?s Fall. Along with these we explore the power of having a choice of trees to partake of give to Adam and Eve. This stands as...

Timeline of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Timeline of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Before the young Joseph Smith could enter the grove of trees behind his home in upstate New York there needed to be many events occur to set the stage. Much had to happen in this world and beyond the veil for what has now brought light in its fullness back to the...

Temples and the Sabbath

Temples and the Sabbath

We are privileged to travel around this beautiful earth. Each time we do, we seek out His house. Each of the Lord's temples are magnificent, unique and beautiful. But the real beauty lies in the blessings and covenants within their sacred walls by the authoritative...

Ether 12:28 – Overcoming Weakness

Ether 12:28 – Overcoming Weakness

As I wrote my latest post it brought me to reflection of the conversation that Moroni has with the Lord in Ether 12. The conversation of Moroni's weakness discusses his strength of speaking but weakness in writing. The Lord then teaches us an important principle of...

Focusing on Our Strengths

Focusing on Our Strengths

Growing up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I always learned the verse of scripture written by the prophet Moroni in Ether 12:27. And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my...

Dealing with Dejection

Dealing with Dejection

Do you ever feel left out or neglected? Do you feel like the harder you work the more you want something, but when it doesn't come then your dejected and frustrated? Do you feel that sometimes the world withholds what you feel you deserve? I think that we have all...

1 Peter 1:3

1 Peter 1:3

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead" 1 Peter 1:3 I love what God has created for us, but best of He created a plan...

Building Good Habits

Building Good Habits

Growing up I was the one that mom had to come in to wake up many times to get me to wake up for school. It was like pulling teeth to get me to study. I didn't like to read that much though my mother was an avid reader and had a vast library of classic literature. I...

A Broken Bow

A Broken Bow

Amidst?this great journey in the wilderness known as mortality we each must face our growing moments and moments of trial. This past week was one such blow to our family. Everyone's health is okay and yes, there are many more that have to deal with much bigger trials...

Returning Home

Returning Home

I pull into the driveway and bring my bags inside to a perked up noise of "daddy home?!" As they investigate if this is the news that they are waiting for they peek up or around a corner, and to their delight it is their papa. They then change quickly from a curious...

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