Peter’s denial vs Judas’ betrayal

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

General Conference thoughts: Even as Christ Forgives You, So Also Do Ye and Until Seventy Times Seven

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

The Visit

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