A few weeks ago, I learned about a “differential” as I was reading a newspaper insert about automobiles. The writer to the advice column said that their mechanic had told them that their differential was off, and this was causing them problems with tire tread and brake pads. The writer wanted to know if he … Read moreWhy is Jesus Christ Important to Me and You?
Some observations about “the word of God” is quick and powerful (The Book of Mormon | Helaman 3:29) is sharper than a two-edged sword, to the dividing asunder of both joints and marrow (Doctrine and Covenants 11:2; 33:1) shall divide asunder all the cunning and the snares and the wiles of the devil (The Book of … Read moreThe Word of God
Imagine that you are a school lunch cafeteria manager. Imagine that it is the first day of a new school year. There is confusion among everyone, as each person – student, staff, and manager – are trying to learn their roles. The bell rings, indicating that the last lunch service of the day is nearly … Read moreOutrage!
Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil…. (Exodus 23:2) The temptation to be popular may prioritize public opinion above the word of God. Political campaigns and marketing strategies widely employ public opinion polls to shape their plans. Results of those polls are informative. But they could hardly be used as grounds to justify … Read moreThou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil
I could be a game-show junkie. Fortunately, I don’t very often take time to watch game shows. I fear though that if I ever receive the “Game Show Network” on my TV, I’d become hooked. One recent morning, I had some extra time and so I picked up the remote control and a copy of The Book … Read moreWhat Is Behind Curtain Number 1?
First of all, let me state clearly: I do not speak or think for God. I do not represent Him in any official capacity or calling. I’ve taken upon myself the covenant to remember Him, and to do my best to follow His commandments; but the evidence that I fail at this clearly shows that … Read moreFrom God’s Perspective
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver (New Testament | 2 Corinthians 9:7). It was early on a Saturday morning, and only my one-year-old and I were up (the rest of the family was sleeping in). I gave him … Read moreGive Happily
As disciples of Jesus Christ, we ought to do all we can to redeem others from suffering and burdens. Even so, our greatest redemptive service will be to lead them to Christ. Without His Redemption from death and from sin, we have only a gospel of social justice. That may provide some help and reconciliation … Read moreRedemption
11 …A great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: 12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: … Read moreA Still Small Voice
There is a phrase commonly spoken among members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The phrase is “the church is true.” I’ve said it myself. I hear church members say this frequently – usually weekly in church services, and certainly every monthly “Fast and Testimony” meeting. I’ve become so accustomed to hearing … Read moreThe Church is “True”