Taking Control of Our Lives

Taking Control of Our Lives

“It’s not my fault I’m like this. I had a bad childhood.”   Today, a bad childhood often seems to be an excuse for bad behavior. Certainly, it’s important for parents to give their children good childhoods (and people who have suffered abuse during any stage of...
Ignoring God

Ignoring God

When Lehi, the first Book of Mormon prophet we read of, was commanded by God to take his family into the wilderness to escape attempts on his life, his greatest challenge wasn’t leaving behind his wealth. It was the attitude of his two oldest sons, Laman and Lemuel....
Why Not Believe in God?

Why Not Believe in God?

A good friend of mine recently announced his 60th birthday on social media. He posted in a letter format, starting by saying, “I don’t like growing older. I understand one can’t have a good life without growing older in the process. It is life.”   I...
Rules Are Given For A Reason

Rules Are Given For A Reason

When I had my final interview with my stake president so that I could send in my mission papers (my application to serve as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), I was given two points of counsel from my Stake President.  ...
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