General Conference thoughts: All Must Take upon Them the Name Given of the Father

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

General Conference thoughts: Saving Ordinances Will Bring Us Marvelous Light

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

The Sacrament – a Renewal for the Soul

by Cheryl A. Esplin

There are a few reasons why I attend church every Sunday.  Don’t get me wrong – it is not an easy thing for somebody with social anxiety to attend 3 hours of something totally out of my comfort zone.  But I do.  The most important reason is explained in the following link.



Abraham and Isaac

Genesis 22

Abraham said to Isaac,

“Son, come with me.

It is time to sacrifice

come learn and see.”


Isaac walked with Abraham,

and saw his father shed a tear.

Finally he asked softly ,

“Why did we come here?”


Abraham taught Isaac,

“Son, the Lord is leading me

we made a covenant

and I am not sure how it will be.

Right now, I am lost

I cannot see the end

but I trust the Lord

because he hears me again and again.

This has caused sleepless nights

filled with prayer and fret.

All I know is it will work out

but I do not know how, quite yet.

I love you son,

always know I love you

this thing I have been asked

is the hardest I will ever do.

I do not know how but I believe

a miracle is in store

because the Lord keeps his promises

forevermore, forevermore.

Do you trust me son?

Trust in me like I trust the Lord

there are blessings

that are in store.”

Isaac replied to Abraham,

“I am not sure I can see

but I trust in you

and I know this must be.”


Abraham offered Isaac,

but an angel stopped his hand.

The lesson was taught

so all could understand.


The lesson of Abraham and Isaac:

Trust in the covenants you make

because the Lord always does, too.

And know there is one who took your place

and made the sacrifice for you.

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