Thanks Be to God

Expert from “Thanks Be to God” by Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: Recently, Sister Nelson and I enjoyed the beauty of tropical fish in a small private aquarium. Fish with vivid colors and of a variety of shapes and sizes darted back and forth. I asked the attendant nearby, “Who … Read more

The Race of Life

When I reflect on the race of life, I remember another type of race, even from childhood days. My friends and I would take pocketknives in hand and, from the soft wood of a willow tree, fashion small toy boats. With a triangular-shaped cotton sail in place, each would launch his crude craft in the … Read more

Mild He lays his glory by

God himself – moved by love for His very often unlovely and ungrateful creatures — chose to live among mortals in hopes of redeeming us by His grace. “Mild He lays his glory by,” sings the Christmas carol, in a line far too easily passed over.

The Only Sure Way

“Nearly two thousand years ago a perfect Man walked the earth—Jesus the Christ. … In His life, all the virtues were lived and kept in perfect balance; He taught men truth—that they might be free; His example and precepts provide the great standard—the only sure way—for all mankind” Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, Salt Lake … Read more

Philippians 4:8‎ – Think on these things

“Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (New Testament | Philippians 4:8‎)‎ The verb choice at the end is most curious to … Read more