I don’t want to use the word ‘favorite’ but if I did this might be it. Or at least one of the talks that struck a chord with me. Because as a human, I have done some pretty dumb things and I know I have hurt other people. Not physically but for a quiet person I sure stick my foot in my mouth. A lot.Continue reading
A few months ago, while we finished our study of the four Gospels in the Come, Follow Me lessons for the New Testament I had the thought, “what is the difference between Peter’s denial of Christ and the betrayal by Judas that led to the arrest of Jesus?” Is Judas synonymous with betrayal because his actions ultimately led to the crucifixion of Jesus or was there something more I was missing? I do not claim to be a gospel scholar or scriptorian. These are simply my thoughts as I pondered the difference between these two men and why one is honored and one is sullied. Continue reading
The thing is
we see the need
when another should do the deed. Continue reading
by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
This is much easier said than done. Perhaps that is why it needs to be said so many times? Continue reading
I forgive you I practiced.
I forgive you I rehearsed. Continue reading
by Elder Larry J. Echo Hawk
and Elder Lynn G. Robbins
Due to space and time, I am combining two talks in this post.
When I watched conference last April I thought one of the major themes was forgiveness. I was surprised when I received my Ensign and looked at the topic guide in the front of the issue and discovered it wasn’t as big of theme as I thought it was. In fact, only three talks were linked to the topic. Obviously, it was a personal message I needed to hear. Continue reading
by Elder Jose L. Alonso
Love is misunderstood. Probably a lot of times it is mistaken for something else. Here are two things it looks like: service and forgiveness. Continue reading
I wonder how long it took
for you to craftily
pen your words. Continue reading
The other night as I waited for sleep I started thinking. It’s usually not too productive to hop on a thought train while waiting for sleep to come. At least, if the end result desired is to actually fall asleep. Sleep tends to flee when I’m riding the thought train. But for whatever reason, the other night I started thinking. My thoughts eventually led to mom. Continue reading
“Here, hold this,” they said and gave me a stone.
But I couldn’t hold the stone while I swam in the sea so I chained it to my ankle.
The weight kept pulling me under and I couldn’t keep my head above water. Continue reading