Are You Engaged in a Spirit of Contention or Mindful Apologetics?

Are You Engaged in a Spirit of Contention or Mindful Apologetics?

Many times, in the course of online discussions, it may become natural to forget the other person is an individual. Specifically when we are engaged in online discussions. By being mindful of the other person - we are being understanding of their own uniqueness, fears, hopes, particular problems they are bringing to us concerning some of the teachings and doctrines. Through our example of mindfulness, we hope to build trust in order to enrich and deepen the conversation to a more personal level of discussion.

A heartfelt letter to evangelicals and Latter-day Saint Christians

  These past few months have sent me into a state of reassessing my own values and goals. Focused on a new career path and working with individuals who are afflicted with substance use/addiction, there is much that has caused some liberation and consternation in where I am at. One of these involved the question [...]

Gay Marriage | A fresh and eternal perspective

Gay Marriage | A fresh and eternal perspective

Today, an interesting conversation ensued between a fellow classmate and I. As we talked about the class and the quiz, our conversation veered toward what area of study and career we are concentrating to work in. For myself, I am already working in the field as a Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee. Our conversation progressed; he [...]

Effective strategies for member missionary work

Effective strategies for member missionary work

Members of the Marysville Washington Stake are highly encouraged to adopt a family mission plan, read through and study the Preach My Gospel manual, and to prayerfully find ways to share the message of the Restoration to family, friends, neighbors and even strangers. It is quite the challenge because many of us (from young and [...]

Where is your focus? | My Utmost for his Highest – Oswald Chambers

... except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ ... Galatians 6:14 The feebleness of the church is being criticized today, and the criticism is justified. One reason for the feebleness is that there has not been this focus on the true center of spiritual power. We have not dwelt enough on the tragedy [...]