I have often said I am in a constant state of practice. That’s just because I need lots and lots of practice. The comforting takeaway from Elder Uchtdorf’s talk is I am not alone. We all need practice time.Continue reading
Right before I read this talk to prepare for this post I read the parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard in the New Testament. This talk is a great cross reference for this parable.
The two examples Elder McKay shared about the women needing to know the goodness of God in their individual circumstances demonstrates that it does not matter if the laborer joins the work in the first or eleventh hour all receive the same wage. Blessings are available to each and all that thrust in the sickle.
Of course, reading the examples of the two women in this talk no one will begrudge either one for receiving blessings. Isn’t it marvelous to think that no matter when we “come to ourselves” the love is waiting for us to accept it? And that there are no favorites or hierarchy when it comes to the Atonement of Christ. It is simply waiting for us to utilize it – no matter how late we come?
by Elder Kyle S. McKay
by Elder Robert C. Gay
The cause of Christian is not for the faint of heart. There are mockers and scorners all around willing and able to point a finger and raise a voice in hearty laughter at someone’s expense. And what better victim than someone who is trying to see good and beauty in others? Continue reading
by Elder Paul B. Pieper
As it often happens, there is a subtle lesson in life in which the meaning or significance has become tainted or lost. We no longer recognize the symbolism. Instead, it has become largely misunderstood. I’m referring to a bride taking the name of her husband at marriage and becoming known under his family tree. Continue reading
by Elder Claudio D. Zivic
This is a word we are taught in primary. And in primary it seems like a fairly simple idea. Why wouldn’t you hold on to the gospel forever? Why would you ever let go? Continue reading
by Elder Taniela B. Wakolo
There is always that question of why. Why am I doing this? At least for me that question needs to be answered on a fairly regular basis. A couple of months ago when spring finally started making its way with warm weather I asked that very same question as I headed into church. Why am I going to church today? It is so nice out! Elder Wakolo answers that question. Here’s the why. Continue reading
by Elder Dale G. Renlund
Below is the link to the General Conference talk by Elder Renlund. Between the link and here I share a few of my personal thoughts on the subject. Continue reading
by Brian K. Ashton
Below is the link to the General Conference talk by Brother Ashton. Between the link and here I share a few of my personal thoughts on the subject. Continue reading