The Fire of Free Will

The Fire of Free Will

“I do it myself!” shouts my three-year-old daughter as she struggles to put on her shoes. My offers to help are rejected as she fights to do something hard on her own.   I am seeing free will (with a high level of frustration and intense, unrelenting...
The Importance of Temples

The Importance of Temples

All through my life, I’ve known the importance of temples. I’ve known they are necessary for us to know where we came from, why we are here, and where we are going after this life, because the temple ritual is a review of God’s Plan of Salvation. Temples are also...
God’s Love

God’s Love

When the teenaged Nephi, the first Book of Mormon writer whose work we still have, received his first vision, it was in response to his desire to gain a testimony of the vision his father had just seen. While pondering and praying, an angel came to instruct him....
Goodness of God

Goodness of God

When I think on the goodness of God, it reminds me of the word “mercy,” and yet in so much more depth than the traditional meaning of mercy.   Just what does “mercy” mean? If we go to most dictionaries, they will tell us traditional...
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