Scripture Sunday

Blessing or Burden

I've been thinking all day about the burden that comes with agency.  I've been thinking about the price that comes with agency. Agency is a priceless, sacred, eternal gift.  Agency is the power to think, to choose, and to act for ourselves. Agency presents endless possibilities and opportunities.  Attached to these possibilities and opportunities is… Continue reading Blessing or Burden

Scripture Sunday

Contention – Nobody Got Time For That!

"And he commanded them that there should be no contention one with another, but that they should look forward with one eye, having one faith and one baptism, having their hearts knit together in unity and in love one towards another." Mosiah 18:21 I've been thinking about and pondering this scripture for a couple of… Continue reading Contention – Nobody Got Time For That!

Scripture Sunday

The Gift of Repentance – The Parable of the Pen and Shane the Sheep

Today I gave a talk in Sacrament Meeting today.  Here it is in all it's glory... To introduce my subject I decided to write a parable... the Parable of the Pen... and Shane the Sheep (no relation to Shawn the Sheep). As inspiration for this parable I look to John chapter 10 where Jesus makes… Continue reading The Gift of Repentance – The Parable of the Pen and Shane the Sheep

Scripture Sunday

Stillness Illness

I have a serious case of "stillness illness."  It is my habit to live life in a constant state of business. Work must be done.  Children must be chauffeured.  Friends and family need our attention.  Seriously.  I live a life that is a whirlwind of activity. December is no exception.  I spend my time rushing… Continue reading Stillness Illness

Scripture Sunday

Cultivating My Testimony of Jesus, the Christ.

A testimony is the personal assurance of Jesus Christ's divinity, that Jesus is the Christ.  Paul wrote, "faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Romans 10:17).  To gain a testimony we must hear of Christ.  We must pray for divine conformation as witnessed by the Holy Ghost.  We must be willing… Continue reading Cultivating My Testimony of Jesus, the Christ.

Scripture Sunday

Expect the Unexpected

I have been pondering prayer and receiving answers to prayers this past week. I think of the things I prayer for... greater faith, love, holiness, wisdom, discernment, God's grace, courage, patience, the joy that only God can grant along with the basic daily needs my family and I stand in need of each day... and… Continue reading Expect the Unexpected