Task at Hand

When it all comes down

and hits so hard you don’t understand

why you deserve this

remember focus on the task at hand. Continue reading

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Why Bad Things Happen to Good People: a few thoughts

Why do bad things happen to good people?   Have you ever pondered this? Maybe the question has taken the more personal form for you. Maybe in the middle of the rainstorm you have cried, “Why me?” Or the more seasoned “What next?” I had the opportunity to contemplate these questions and I thought I would share my thoughts. Continue reading

Watch One Hour

I read Matthew 26:40 during my morning study: And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?

It’s easy to do while reading but I refrained from judging Peter and the others. Instead I thought of what I would have done in that instance. There have been times when I wanted or needed to stay awake and physically couldn’t. The phrase “could ye not watch with me one hour” stayed with me as I dressed for the day and if I would have been able to watch one hour with the Savior that night. Continue reading

To Whom Shall We Go?

by Elder M. Russell Ballard

Below is the link to the General Conference talk by Elder Ballard. Between the link and here I share a few of my personal thoughts on the subject.

During a particularly dark mist of temptation, I distinctly remember trying to decide if I should let go of the iron rod.  I wanted to.  I felt abandoned and lost.  I felt I had wasted my time all these years and all I wanted to do was to let go. Continue reading

Joy and Spiritual Survival

by President Russell M. Nelson

Below is the link to the General Conference talk by President Nelson. Between the link and here I share a few of my personal thoughts on the subject.

Pretty sure this talk was for me.  I struggled with a trial during the last conference and this talk was specifically for me.  Or so it seemed. Continue reading