Endure to the End

Endure to the End. Does that sound familiar to you? How many times have you hear this, or a similar, statement? Did you roll your eyes or take it to heart the last time you heard it? What makes the difference in our perception of this process of “enduring”? Part of...
Wherefore Didst Thou Doubt

Wherefore Didst Thou Doubt

I wonder sometimes why the disciples ever set out to sea in Matthew 14. Looking at it from an outsider’s perspective, I would think there was some urgent need for these men to set sail. Some of them were very familiar with the ways of the water and experience should...
Emma Smith and the First Hymns of the Church

Emma Smith and the First Hymns of the Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was officially organized in April 1830. The Book of Mormon had been printed and the gospel was being to travel faster than ever. As the church grew, Joseph Smith continued to receive revelations to help him make sure the...
Facing Trials With the Lord

Facing Trials With the Lord

Some time ago I read a book about The classic story of David and Goliath was used as an example of this point. We are told that Goliath was a giant and a champion by the world’s standards. The army of Israel could not find a champion who felt he was even somewhat...

Overcoming Adversity, the Mormon Missionary Way

It is with sweet admiration, that I find it remarkable that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly referred to as Mormons) has such a successful Missionary Program, especially in this day and age. Young men and women, ages nineteen through...
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