Because grief may be powerful and overwhelming, many of us have attempted to avoid experiencing it. This may come when we experience a sense that our faith is lacking in God. However, our Savior understands the depths of our own sorrows. It is the cost of our love toward other people. And it is sadly unfortunate that our society today teaches that we need to get over the loss and move on. One simply does not get over or move on after a significant loss of someone they love.
~Genesis 1:26-27~ When God created us, He made us like Himself; therefore we have the capacity for close, personal fellowship with Him. We can count on Him to meet our need for deep personal connection. ~ Charles Stanley - Life Principles Daily Bible, NASB, 2011 ~ Read: Genesis 3-4:26; Psalm 2:1-6; Proverbs 1:8-9; and Matthew … Continue reading Our Divine Heritage
In Western Christianity, the idea of a divine Heavenly parenthood, and humanity being spiritual offspring of a divine Heavenly Father and Mother, seems quite foreign. Yet, when we come to approach the scriptures, we find that there are some symbolism that may reveal the doctrinal truth that we not only have a divine Heavenly Father, that there exists a Divine Heavenly Mother as His consort. These symbolisms of Divine Heavenly Parents may help us understand the nature of gender roles as it relates to our human existence and purpose.
I am unapologetically raising my daughters with a strong conviction and bold faith that is based on love and righteousness in Jesus Christ. They ought not to walk in fear of God. Hope they do not come to a place where they believe that God is awaiting to punish them for every wrong behavior or act they commit. Instead, my hope that if they do walk in error that they are courageous enough to seek out their Loving Heavenly Father and walk in forgiveness and repentance.
We see great benefits when we read and meditate on the word of God. The Bible teaches us, corrects us when we are in error, trains us for righteousness in order for us to be complete, and equipped to engage in ministry through Christ.
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 … Continue reading Gay Marriage | A fresh and eternal perspective
The eldest son of Billy Graham published a letter (dated December 27, 2012) via the Billy Graham Evangelical Association website. This letter calls an awareness and a warning to America regarding the spiritual and moral cliff that we are facing. Dear Friend, As we come into the new year, America is facing many challenges. For … Continue reading BGEA: Fiscal Cliff? What About Our Spiritual Cliff?
The First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following statement via Mormon Newsroom: Salt Lake City — The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement today: "We are profoundly saddened by the events this morning at a school in Connecticut. … Continue reading Condolences in Wake of Connecticut Shooting
Far from being a crystalized set observance, Thanksgiving in America has been a holiday that has changed considerably from how it was initially celebrated. There have been obvious minor changes: sports events on TV rather than game hunting, turkey as the main course rather than venison, and the manifestation of the major parade sponsored by … Continue reading The Evolution of Thanksgiving
Dr. Thomas J. Boud, MD published a recent article in the most recent issue - LDS Living - Why Am I Always Tired?. Dr. Boud writes: Many people feel exhaustion creeping up on them during the holiday season, but it is possible to overcome the tide and find energy again. Fatigue can tax just about every … Continue reading LDS Living – Why Am I Always Tired?
This Sunday is Fast and Testimony meeting. With this thought in mind, and a bit of inspiration from the New Era’s vintage 1979 Mormonad caught the interest of the importance and truth of Fasting. The caption reads: Not eating is to fasting as an empty canvas is to the Mona Lisa. Abstaining from food is just the empty … Continue reading Fasting – A Canvas for the Lord
Overlook Weakness Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband – Ephesians 5:33 Happiness in marriage involves a willingness to overlook weaknesses and mistakes Gordon B. Hinckley, Stand a Little Taller, p. 311 After all, we are human. Marriage … Continue reading Inspiring thought for couples – October 24, 2012
The previous articles – Facing a deteriorating society and Spiritual Apathy + Spiritual Atrophy = Spiritual Drought – are based off Elder Quentin L. Cook’s talk given at the 182nd Semi-Annual General Conference of October 6, 2012. This third article will explore how parents have the privilege, and obligation, to rear up a righteous generation … Continue reading Parents: Raising up a righteous generation
Are you able to answer the question – can ye feel so now? It is a question that Alma asked those present and is contained in Alma 5:26. It follows after this comment – if ye have experienced a change of heart, and if ye have felt to sing the song of redeeming love, I … Continue reading Facing a deteriorating society