by Elder D. Todd Christofferson
and Elder Gerrit W. Gong
This morning I read the account of the people of Alma living in the land of Helam. They had broken apart from the people of King Noah and joined in covenant to live the law of the Lord. They were free, industrious, and happy. But then the Lamanites found them and they were forced to live in bondage. While in bondage their taskmasters were severe and made life difficult for them. The Lord strengthened them so that they could endure their trials and eventually they were delivered from bondage and joined King Mosiah in the land of Zarahemla. (Mosiah 23-24) Continue reading
I am a fan of texting. In my opinion, it is one of the best inventions. Ever. Continue reading
Fear came to my heart
because I could not see.
I could not tell
where I should be. Continue reading
Ugh! I used to love the Christmas season. There was such a feeling in the air of love and excitement. It felt like anything truly was possible. Continue reading
by President Dallin H. Oaks
and Brian K. Ashton
I have thought a lot about truth and specifically how two opposing forces can both lay claim to it. Shouldn’t there only be one victor? How can two opposite sides claim truth? Is there even such a thing as truth? How can I make sure I’m leaning on truth and not popular opinion?
Despite my many ponderings on the subject I don’t have an answer for you.
But President Oaks does. Continue reading
I know I’m a lazy sort. There’s no secret in that. But sometimes even I am amazed at the lengths I go to just to be lazy. Continue reading
I live on the outskirts of town
that is where I choose to be.
Or, at least, I’m comfortable
with no one around me. Continue reading
I am about done with winter. And it hasn’t even officially started yet. Oh boy. It’s gonna be a long season, isn’t it? Continue reading
by Elder David A. Bednar
and Elder Ulisses Soares
We have been taught and now is the day for us to apply our learning. As we take all that we have and live those truths we point our souls to Christ. Faith is more than a to-do list (although that is a place to start), it is a way of life. All gospel truths come together to form us – followers of Christ. As we apply those truths and live by them and just live them they become part of us and we become the disciples we have the potential to become. Continue reading
Years ago I worked as a clerical temp in an office. I don’t remember the names of the people I worked with but I do remember one thing about the office manager. Whenever someone thanked her she replied with a firm, vocal, confident “You are welcome.” No grunts. No “aw shucks.” No “you bet.” But always a clear “you’re welcome.”
I liked that. Continue reading