Parley P. Pratt

Parley P. Pratt

One of the original twelve apostles called under Joseph Smith, Jr. was Elder Parley P. Pratt. I have always felt an affinity to this man because of the strength and power of the words he has written.   A particular story I recall was when Parley was staying at a hotel...
The America I Love

The America I Love

This post was originally published on LDS Blogs in 2008. Minor changes have been made.   Today, as my husband and I were driving home from the gym, I heard Rush Limbaugh ask his listeners to think of the things about America that made us proud. I’ve had time to...
The Atonement of Jesus Christ

The Atonement of Jesus Christ

The Atonement of Jesus Christ is the supreme act of goodness and grace that only a god could perform. Through it, all of the terms and conditions of the Father’s eternal plan of salvation became operative.   Through it are brought to pass the immortality and eternal...
What is Mortality About?

What is Mortality About?

We’ve talked about premortality (Where Did I Come From?) before, so lets examine the next phase in our eternal existence: mortality, also known as our Second Estate. From Teachings of the Presidents: Spencer W. Kimball, we read: We understood well before we came to...
Nephi’s Psalm

Nephi’s Psalm

We live in a crazy world filled with daily pressures that change on a dime. Each time I stumble, I look to the scriptures or Church history for the strength I need to continue. I remember to kneel in prayer and offer sincere humility in requesting forgiveness for my...
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