Scripture Sunday

Finding the LORD of Lords

As we drove along yesterday on a long drive, my husband and I were listening to passages from the book of Helaman in the Book of Mormon for his morning scripture study.  a thought suddenly occurred to me... These people were Old Testament people.   They had not yet met the Savior, even they had firm… Continue reading Finding the LORD of Lords

Scripture Sunday

Be Still… A Few Thoughts on Meditation

I have made a new discovery for myself.  I have been focusing on spiritually grounding myself with daily scripture study and prayer.  Sadly, my commitment to my scripture study, and most frequently, prayer is irregular at best.  Don't get me wrong.  I am much better at these two practices than I used to be and… Continue reading Be Still… A Few Thoughts on Meditation

Scripture Sunday

Refining Moments

I've been pondering an idea for a couple of days... If we will be humble, the Lord will refine us. I am not being refined in some dramatic fashion.  It's on a small scale.  No Saul/Paul or Alma experiences happening here.  It's more like a little every day.  And frankly, though it is painful in… Continue reading Refining Moments

Scripture Sunday

I Believe

A few weeks ago I was helping a student pick a song for an audition for an upcoming musical at school.  As I glanced through the many musical theatre anthologies, my eye fell on the song "I Believe" from The Book of Mormon, the Musical.   So many of my friends love this musical.  To be… Continue reading I Believe

Scripture Sunday

Journey to Be a Goodly Parent

Today I was studying 1 Nephi (a book I am very familiar with as I have read it multiple times).  I was impressed with Nephi saying he was the son of "goodly parents."  What made them "goodly?" I looked up "goodly" in the dictionary.  Here are a few of the definitions I found: Of good… Continue reading Journey to Be a Goodly Parent

Scripture Sunday

Enlisting in the Battalion

The discussion this week at church was all about how we, as adults, can help strengthen the youth around us.  As I listened, the thought came to me that we are strength all youth, not just church youth.  Youth are under a massive, strategic attack.  The adversary would like them to lose their identity, forget… Continue reading Enlisting in the Battalion

Scripture Sunday

Ministering Hands

It seems that the subject of most meetings at church these past weeks has been "ministering."  There have been many great lessons and talks on the subject of ministering.  However, one of the greatest lessons of ministering I have learned to day comes from my grand-daughter, a four year old with the heart of a… Continue reading Ministering Hands

Scripture Sunday

Pondering Revelation

I have been pondering the subject of increasing my ability to receive personal revelation. I have read President Nelson's recent address several times. I have read other materials on the subject. I have written my thoughts in a letter to my missionary daughter. I still have much to learn, but I have decided that I… Continue reading Pondering Revelation

Scripture Sunday

Forget Kindergarten…. I learned it from Mom

Forget Kindergarten... I never went.  Everything I learned about being a mom I learned from my mom.  As a kid, I did my best to listen to her, watch her, and sometimes challenge her. As I started my own motherhood adventure I looked to what I learned from her about what real mothering was... what… Continue reading Forget Kindergarten…. I learned it from Mom

Scripture Sunday

In the Footsteps of the Minister

Today in church we talked about ministering to others.  Personally, I do not feel like there has been a change... well maybe in vocabulary and that is it.  I believe that God has always ask us to be ministers. The dictionary says that to "minister" means to attend to the needs of others. Christ has… Continue reading In the Footsteps of the Minister