Confession

I know this is not necessarily the best time or place to render this admission, but I have a confession to make.   When Jesus Christ was on the earth and he called his twelve apostles, he taught them his gospel and set for them a perfect example. They had the...

Family Stories through Family E-mail

For a number of years my extended family kept in touch via family e-mail. Often someone would say something like, “Do you remember …?” Or someone would tell a story from our childhood and everyone else would jump on with comments. It didn’t take me long to figure out...

“I Do Always Those Things that Please Christ”

It is inspiring to realize that every admonition to which Christ invites us, He has lead the way. Jesus gently implored "come follow me" (Luke 18: 22) and then provided the perfect example of how we should live.   Jesus taught that we should lose our lives for...

My Story of Changing Darkness to Light

Last year, I shared pretty publicly the struggle I had with suicidal thoughts after miscarrying in an article called “Saved From Suicide.”   I feel compelled to share a recent experience that gives me hope that not only can those feelings be managed one day at a...

Book of Mormon in 40 Days

This morning I speak about the power of the Book of Mormon and the critical need we have as members of this Church to study, ponder, and apply its teachings in our lives. The importance of having a firm and sure testimony of the Book of Mormon cannot be overstated....

The Beauty of Personal Revelation

Main Source: Elder Dallin H. Oaks, "The Message: Eight Ways God Can Speak to You" New Era, Sep 2004, 4 -- From a devotional address given at Brigham Young University on 29 September 1981.   I mentioned in my post How a new Apostle is Chosen that personal...

Summer Time Pests

I have always been a strong advocate for spending as much time out of doors as you can. There are many benefits to be derived from walking, biking, gardening, simply sitting out on the porch or lying in a hammock.   According to Clare Cooper Marcus, professor...

The Race of Life

I love a good story.   Some of my favorites come from family or personal experiences; others come from third parties that have a brilliant message to share. Regardless, they are worth repeating and remembering. You decide:   During the 1968 Olympics in...

Assuming the Answers

There have been many times in my life when I have been like Captain Moroni.   I should probably be specific, because no, I haven't led armies into battle, nor have I been a standard bearer to encourage people to go into battle. I guess it could be said that...

Preparedness – An Everyday Lifestyle

Preparedness raises many feelings amongst those who hear the word. For some, it reminds them of "Emergency Preparedness" - something most frightening and overwhelming.   For others, the word "preparedness" conjures up something you do should you get laid off from...

More than just Temple work

Upon hearing the term, work for the dead, many Latter-Day Saints think only of the actual performance of temple ordinances. But there are many other ways to contribute.   In the June 1989 Ensign Article Family History: "In Wisdom and Order" Elder Dallin H. Oaks...

The Leaf Without Its Tree, Without Its Purpose

The leaf bobbed on the sea, swirling, twirling, dunking with the waves.   I watched from the side of a shark cage adventure boat three miles from the shore and wondered about the leaf's journey so far away from the shore. I'd loved my time in the cage looking...

Assumptions

“Errant assumptions lie at the root of every failure” according to Peter Drucker.     In No Excuses, Brian Tracy warns that you must have “tremendous self-discipline and character to face the possibility that you could be wrong in your most cherished assumptions...

The Song I Cannot Sing

Performing beautiful musical renditions is not my strong point, so I am grateful for those who share their musical abilities. Near and far, we are fortunate with today’s technology to enjoy their talents.   Have you ever found yourself weeping at the end of a...

Finding Peace In A World Of Turmoil

We now live in a world rapidly filling with strife of every description, war, contention, division, sorrow, unhappy people, selfishness, and misery. Where did all this come from? Why is it getting worse? Is there no cure? Is finding peace an option?   Sources of...

Don’t Underestimate Children

I never talked baby talk to my children. From the moment they were born, I talked to them as if I was speaking to an adult. I didn’t want to get in the habit of treating them as if they couldn’t understand. My experience had been that some adults didn’t give children...

Curing Misery

Too often, the feeling of being in a dark hole, completely alone in my misery, overwhelms me. Feelings of worthlessness, inadequacy, and even stupidity assault me. When I am in this dark place within, compliments do not reach me. A visit from a friend might...

We Are All Teachers

There has been a sense of peace within me since I went to the temple to take out my own endowments. And with that peace has come an urgency to really focus on teaching my daughter the gospel.  It’s so funny how everything kind of rolls into one.     Yesterday in...

Page 4 of 176« First...23456...102030...Last »

Follow Us

Email Updates

Come Blog with Us!

Ad for LDSBlogs

Categories

Free Scriptures

The Mormon Church distributes free copies of the King James Version of the Bible and the Book of Mormon. For your free copy of the Bible, go to Free Holy Bible and for a free Book of Mormon, go to Free Book of Mormon
Copyright © 2017 LDS Blogs. All Rights Reserved.
This website is not owned by or affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes called the Mormon or LDS Church). The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the position of the Church. The views expressed by individual users are the responsibility of those users and do not necessarily represent the position of the Church. For the official Church websites, please visit LDS.org or Mormon.org.

Pin It on Pinterest