Say, what is joy? That is an important thing to define when looking at promised blessings. If you think that joy is being happy all the time with no worries then you are going to be disappointed and probably fooled at the first sign of adversity, trouble, or sorrow.
I noticed him texting during the meeting and afterward teased him about it.
“You texted?” I asked in a judgy-sort of way.
He answered affirmatively. I mean, how else could he reply since I had been sitting right next to me when he did it. Continue reading
“What good is the wind?”
whined the out of towner. Continue reading
Be careful when you’re with someone who talks about others. If they talk about people they will talk about you, too. If you’re okay with that then proceed – but proceed with caution. Continue reading
If anyone is paying attention there has been a major theme during conference lately. Or maybe the theme has always been there but I’m just now noticing it? Here’s what I’m picking up: it is time to level up, folks.
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