Here’s a thought for you.
We all know we can’t take anything with us when we die. Despite cultural legends of burials filled with items for the next life, which archaeologists appreciate, we leave our belongings behind. I’ll do you one better. Outwardly, we really carry nothing with us – except the clothes on our back – from day to day. Continue reading
fighting in a faraway land
does what must be done
so freedom won’t be damned.
The soldier can’t come home today. Continue reading
Thank you to all who have or will defend this country. It is not perfect and there are a lot of problems but there is no where else I want to be. I pray for it every night. Continue reading
I admit, after I made a list and scheduled October’s conference talks for my Sunday posts I wondered what prompted me to combine these two talks. I have to combine some commentary on talks due to timing issues and I usually pair two similar themes. After re-reading the two talks I chose for today’s post I wondered what my motivation for this pairing could have been. But as I looked over them again I could see a link between committing to living the gospel and maybe not feeling the promised happiness from doing so. I hope I do both speakers justice in this combination.
Before I continue with this observation I need to point out that I am not a teacher by trade only by calling. I have no formal training only a few thoughts on the subject. I claim no authority or expertise only opinion. Here on some ideas I have thought about concerning teaching as Jesus taught. Continue reading
When winter comes
and the cold barges in
and the dark creeps up
because the season will always win. Continue reading
I once fasted for help in becoming a nice person. The day after I was the orneriest I’ve ever been and the total opposite of a nice person. Perhaps, that is my true self and I just noticed my behavior. At any rate, I’ve dialed down the goal a little bit. Becoming a nice person may be a life long quest but maybe I can learn to just not be mean. Continue reading
Two talks that counsel us to do a little check on our why. Is our focus for any church activity (including studying conference talks) centered on Christ? If not, then there is a way for us to improve our focus. Come, Follow Me is designed to help us build our foundation on Christ and His teachings.
by Nancy Chamberlain
I forgot how hard my kindergarten teacher was, until my mom reminded me one day. “She would yell at you everyday, give you a pokey puppy stamp while she gave everyone else a happy or well done stamp at the end of the day.” Oh yeah. I had forgotten since she always smiled and said hi to me in the halls. I now realize she was just happy I was no longer in her class. This reminded me of my experiences with basketball. I forgot just how often I was on the bench and how I scored a point for the other team… Continue reading
Ding-dong “Trick or treat!”
they say to me
but they don’t really mean it
speaking truthfully. Continue reading