First of all, I like this title. It’s almost a warning, isn’t it? Things are going to get tough so you better be checking your foundation.Continue reading
There is an account in the Book of Mormon that amazes me every time I read it. It is found in Alma 24 and begins with verse 7. The newly called Anti-Nephi-Lehies have trouble in the form of armed soldiers marching toward them. What is their act of defense? A long list of gratitude and a refusal to take up arms. The fact that when faced with certain death this group of people chose to lift up their voices in gratitude sets an example for me of how to be grateful even under the worst circumstances. There is always something to be grateful about.Continue reading
Really it’s pretty simple. The object and design of the Book of Mormon is to teach us about Christ. The whole book points us to and focuses on Jesus Christ and His Atonement. Once we gain that knowledge, what are we going to do with it? Change for the better to align ourselves with Christ?Continue reading
The thing I noticed about our time is you gotta know the why. As I have stated before, gone are the days of luxury, scenic routes to testimony. You have to know the what and the why or your testimony will crumble like an elaborate sand castle.Continue reading
When you think of miracles, what do you think of?
Moses parting the Red Sea?
A newborn baby?
A personal miracle of your own?Continue reading
“My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go” (Hamlet, William Shakespeare).Continue reading
When I served in Young Women, one of my responsibilities was to have a chat with primary aged girls that would soon come into the Young Women class. Our chat was to help prepare them for the next 6 years they would spend on their covenant path. What did I share with them? We looked in the Book of Mormon and found the word ‘remember.’ That, I told them, was the purpose of the Young Women organization. To help them remember the teaching of their parents and build upon it.Continue reading
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
Today in the United States we celebrate motherhood and womanhood. This talk seemed an appropriate fit for the day as it celebrates both and focuses our efforts toward our ultimate goal.
President Nelson joked about his tease last October about this conference being “memorable” and “unforgettable” as he opened conference. No, he did not anticipate not having any conference attendees except for the speakers. But as they say, the show must go on.Continue reading