I've been thinking about sifting and what it means. Until recently I had thought it was removing the undesirable parts (aka people) from the church. So I was looking at the people who I thought weren't choosing the correct things or weren't living the way God would want them to live. Basicly I was being … Continue reading The Sifting
Who Am I?
Two initial thoughts that inspired this post. Joseph smith describes himself as an obscure boy of no consequence JSH 1:22 2. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who … Continue reading Who Am I?
Agency is something that is very important. The topic comes up often in church lessons and talks and conversations. I don't really know if it is something that other churches talk about as much as we do in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints but I do know that it is something … Continue reading Agency
2 Kings 5:1-14
I noticed something interesting this week in the story of Elisha healing Naaman who was a mighty warrior and also a leper. I think it's important to read the story. Go ahead and then we'll chat about it. 1 Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, … Continue reading 2 Kings 5:1-14
When is the Last Time you were Stirred UP?
First, I want to say that I'm excited for 2022. I'm excited because that is a year we will be studying the Old Testament in all of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I know this year is only hlfway over but I'm looking forward to having a deeper understanding of the … Continue reading When is the Last Time you were Stirred UP?
The Gift of Discernment
It has been an amazing year of study for me so far. If you have been following along you may be noticing that no only am I learning new things about the scriptures and deepening my understanding but that I am also seeing things in new and enlightening ways. Today I want to talk about … Continue reading The Gift of Discernment
What Is Holding You Back?
This week's church wide lesson included Doctrine and Covenants 58:8-11 8 And also that a feast of fat things might be prepared for the apoor; yea, a feast of fat things, of wine on the blees well refined, that the earth may know that the mouths of the prophets shall not fail;9 Yea, a supper of the house of the … Continue reading What Is Holding You Back?
A long time ago, maybe 18 years at this point, I had a conversation with a man who I respect very much. He is a great teacher and because of this he often answers questions with a question of his own and sends you off to ponder and consider. Then he gets together with you … Continue reading Gifts
All things will work together…
I was thinking today that I hope I get an opportunity to be a teacher at church again. I've been learning so much over this last year and having so many moments of inspiration. This week I saw something in a new way that I knew before but sort of in a cloudy way. Have … Continue reading All things will work together…
Recently through my scripture study I have been noticing more and more the agency that is woven within every part of God's plan. It's a new thing for me. It's not that I didn't know agency existed. From the very first lesson with the missionaries when I was 17 years old I was taught that … Continue reading We Can