Even the Earth was Baptized

Did you know even the world had to be baptized? Back in the days of Noah it wasn’t just the city he in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." That’s a rather frightening thought, isn’t it? ‘Only evil...

Mormon’s Are Baptized at Eight Years Old

It might seem peculiar to other religions, the idea of waiting to baptize a child until eight years old. To fully understand this concept we must take into account two scriptures, both revealed to the LDS prophet, Joseph Smith. One such scripture can be found in the...

Teens: Why Are We Here?

Second only to "Where do we come from?" is the ever consuming question "Why are we here?" This question has been, is now, and will be asked by youth around the world. For those who are members of the LDS Church, or who are simply looking for answers, it is vital to...

Spiritual Preparedness for Disasters

There is a great deal of anguish and suffering right now for the California people. It is difficult to imagine the emotions carried in their hearts and minds. As I think especially about the young children, I can only imagine their confusion and fear. For those who...

Strengthening our Children During Times of Disaster

It has been a tragedy to watch the suffering of the California people. I've written about it under the Preparedness blog here at LDSBlogs.com. But there is one additional portion that must be said. Facing a fire or any large catastrophe as an adult is one thing. But...

Scripture Journals

How often do you keep a journal at your side while studying the scriptures? from them daily. Perhaps it could be said that just as I can't remember what I ate for lunch nine days ago, scriptural food is as easily perishable. If I'm not recording the spiritual...

St. Arnold – A Really Interesting Ancestor

I have one line of my family history all the way back to Adam. Now, obviously, I was a little suspect when I connected these ancestors, so I traced them all the way back to be certain they were indeed . . . my ancestors. In doing so, I’ve run across some really...

Brigham Young: The Lion of the Lord

I wanted to thunder, and roar out the gospel to the the Lord is doing in the latter days" (DNW, 24 Aug. 1854 1.) He was known as the Lion of the Lord for this very specific reason. He knew no shame in his testimony of Jesus Christ and His gospel. He had no hesitation....

Where Do We Go From Here?

There are so many ideas about heaven, including the "it doesn't exist" theory. Some picture us floating on a cloud, others picture it all ending in a cold, dark grave. Let me shed some light on the subject, literally. Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the...

Adam – The First of Us All

The Bible itself attests that life existed before the physical Creation of the earth (see Gen. 2:4–5). he “created all things … spiritually, before they were naturally upon the face of the earth. … And I … had created all the children of men, … for in heaven created I...

Who Do I Ask for Help?

When I first joined the church, I went to the bishop for everything. I didn’t even realize there were other choices. The church puts many people into our lives and it can be confusing to know who you go to in each situation. Following is a list that can help you...

A Knowledgeable Parent – The Best Filter

If your home is anything like mine then you probably have at least one television set in the family room plus a couple more in the bedrooms. You have a landline telephone line for the house favorite music while you're cooking dinner in the kitchen and yet another one...

D & C 4: An Overview

Section 4 of the Doctrine and Covenants is a great example of a little scripture that says a lot. The book is considered by through the prophet Joseph Smith for his own father. There are several sections of the Doctrine and Covenants that came about in the early days...

Family Home Evening Basics

Family home , our leaders have promoted it as something that will bring families together and effectively teach the gospel to the next generation. President Joseph F. Smith, the sixth president of the Church, began promoting this in 1915. One of the most important...

Too Many Commandments?

The first time I attended church, the lesson was on preparing to . To me, it appeared you had to be perfect. I wrote in my journal that I thought I was a pretty good Christian, but that I could never live up to the Mormon standards. What I didn’t understand, of...

When Your Clothing Isn’t Appropriate

When I was first invited to visit an LDS church, I a many churches, I opted for a dress and a hat, figuring too much dressiness was better than not enough. When I arrived, I saw no one else had a hat, so I removed mine. All the girls wore dresses, and I was relieved...

Teaching Kids the Value of Money

In a credit-crazy world, it’s more important than ever to teach our , and spending within their means. Setting Up Ideas Your first step should be sitting down and making a list of things your kids can do to earn their very own money. This will obviously vary from...

Playing Pharaoh with My Children of Israel

Today, during our family scripture study we were reading in Exodus 5. This is the first time Moses and Aaron approach Pharaoh about letting the children of Israel go three days into the desert like you have some time on your hands, Israelite slaves, if you want to...

What is Mortality About?

We’ve talked about Premortality (Where Did I Come From?) So lets examine the next phase in our eternal existence is mortality, our Second Estate. From Teachings of the Presidents: Spencer W. Kimball, we read: We understood well before we came to this vale of tears...

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