Filed under: For the Strength of the Youth, Life Lessons, Making Decisions, Old Testament
In order to learn to make wise use of our eternal gift of agency, we must understand that each choice we make has consequences. These consequences can affect our entire lives and even our eternities. They also affect others. When we learn to evaluate the consequences of our choices, we are better able to make wise choices and get the most from our agency.
In the past, many Mormons used the term “free agency” to describe our God-given right to choose for ourselves. Today, church leaders discourage that term, because agency is not free, and they want us to understand this. Instead, they encourage the use of the term “moral agency.” Read more
116 Pages of The Book of Mormon Lost
Filed under: Living the Gospel, Old Testament, Pearl of Great Price, Scripture Time
I’ve been reading a lot about Enoch in the last few weeks. If any of you have ever read the account in the Bible, you know there’s not exactly a mighty gush of information to study up on.
Filed under: Book of Mormon, Discovering Yourself, Living the Gospel
It is a well-known story among members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, nicknamed the Mormons.
Filed under: Doctrine & Covenants, Living the Gospel, New Testament
In keeping with the idea of putting our houses, or the corner/room we’re in charge of, in order, I want to talk about a house many of us tend to ignore: the house where our spirit’s reside.
I spent the majority of my teen years living in what I lovingly referred to as “organized chaos.” My room was a sight my mother took pains to avoid beholding: clothes strewn so adeptly over the floor you weren’t sure there actually was one, knick-knacks and trinkets piled high on dressers and bookshelves, and a bed which one could never be certain had ever been made since the day it arrived. But, ask me where my scriptures, or my homework, or a pencil was and I could find the desired object in less than thirty seconds. Like I said…organized chaos.
There is a time in the life of Jesus Christ where my appreciation and love for our Heavenly Father knows no bounds.
Filed under: Book of Mormon, For Parents & Leaders, Life Lessons, Scripture Time
June is perhaps one of my favorite months. No, not because school is almost out (hooray!). I love the fact that we get to celebrate fathers.
I am an avid reader. When left uninterrupted I can consume a 500+ page book in less than a day. Of course that’s when I’m reading for entertainment. When it comes to reading for knowledge, the process is considerably slower. This doesn’t stop me from reading for knowledge, however, as I’m passionate when it comes to learning new things. Whether it has to do with recent discoveries about allergy elimination, the latest research in where the Book of Mormon (another Testament of Jesus Christ) may have taken place, or what colors help me look my best, I try to find as many books or articles as I can lay my hands on.
“They did obey and observe to perform every word of command with exactness; yea, and even according to their faith it was done unto them; and I did remember the words which they said unto me that their mothers had taught them” (Alma 57:21).