You’re Quoting Who?

All men may be created equal but when it comes to web pages the exact opposite is something is published on a web site that does not mean that it should be taken as gospel. Just because a page of information pops up when you do a Google search that does not mean that...

Israel, Israel, God is Calling: Hear Your Great Deliverer’s Voice

The basic beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon beliefs) are summarized in thirteen Articles of Faith. The 11th article states: “We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow...

Marie Osmond and the “Fainting Incident”

This isn't really the type of news I like to blog about. I mean, we're usually e Osmond passing out on live television doesn't quite fit. But it's so prominent in the media right now, I'm choosing to take the leap. So here it goes. During a live broadcast of Dancing...

Book by Mormon Author Makes “Young Adults’ Choices” List

Fame, Glory, and Other Things On My To-Do List by Janette Rallison is among ' Choices list. "This is a great honor for me because it's actually the kids who vote on this award," Rallison says. She is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,...

My Lord and Savior

How much joy my Lord and Savior brings into my life. From the ever sing. I am a child of God, And he has sent me here, Has given me an earthly home With parents kind and dear. I am a child of God, And so my needs are great, Help me to understand His words Before it...

Filling the Well Within

Filling the well within is an interesting concept. Some people take it to the extreme, others don't do it all. Like everything else Jesus Christ taught us, balance is critical to being a worthwhile servant of God. In the situation with Mary and Martha, the Savior...

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...

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