If you've been here for a while you might know that I love the story A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I have read the book many times and have seen every version of the movie. I watch the movies over and over again and I usually begin around Thanksgiving . So, this morning I … Continue reading A Christmas Carol 2021
A couple of weeks ago I was rereading the talk form the April 2021 General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day Saints that is called Room at the Inn by Elder Gerrit W. Gong. I remember him giving the talk in April but it didn't stick at the time. This time … Continue reading The Good Samaritan – Am I the last to see this meaning?
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
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
These past 5 years have been a huge jump in learning for me. I've learned how better to study scriptures. I've learned how better to seek and receive revelation and inspiration from God. I've learned that God doesn't speak to all of us the same way (I knew that before but it has been impressed … Continue reading Trust
What sticks out to you in this passage? 66 ¶ From that time many of his adisciples went back, and bwalked no more with him. 67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? 68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the awords of eternal life. 69 And awe believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the bSon of the … Continue reading John 6:66-71
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
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
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