General Conference thoughts: Fear Not to Do Good

by President Henry B. Eyring

Let me sum this one up quickly.  This is what a testimony will do to you and for you.  A testimony will prompt you to do good things. Continue reading


Watch One Hour

I read Matthew 26:40 during my morning study: And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?

It’s easy to do while reading but I refrained from judging Peter and the others. Instead I thought of what I would have done in that instance. There have been times when I wanted or needed to stay awake and physically couldn’t. The phrase “could ye not watch with me one hour” stayed with me as I dressed for the day and if I would have been able to watch one hour with the Savior that night. Continue reading

To Whom Shall We Go?

by Elder M. Russell Ballard

Below is the link to the General Conference talk by Elder Ballard. Between the link and here I share a few of my personal thoughts on the subject.

During a particularly dark mist of temptation, I distinctly remember trying to decide if I should let go of the iron rod.  I wanted to.  I felt abandoned and lost.  I felt I had wasted my time all these years and all I wanted to do was to let go. Continue reading

Standing with the Leaders of the Church

by Ronald A. Rasband

Picture Moses.  You’re thinking he looks a lot of Charlton Heston, aren’t you?  You’re probably picturing him either parting the Red Sea or receiving the Ten Commandments.  Those are great images of him.

But I want you to picture him on a hill, watching a battle between Amalek and Israel with his arms outstretched.  When he lowered his arms, Amalek began overpowering Israel.  As long as he kept his arms stretched out, Israel prevailed.

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