The Church is “True”

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 more

the soul of man

There is a very interesting doctrine taught in my faith. “And the spirit and the body are the soul of man. And the resurrection from the dead is the redemption of the soul” (Doctrine and Covenants 88:15-16). This little piece of information throws a great perspective on the purpose of this life. Some religions believe … Read more

Joy Cometh In The Morning

We live at a time in the world’s history when there are many difficult challenges but also great opportunities and reasons for rejoicing. There are, of course, those times when we experience disappointments, heartaches, and even tragedies in our lives. However, if we will put our trust in the Lord, He will help us through … Read more

The unrecorded sermon

It must have been an incredible sermon! I imagine the fishermen, tired from toiling all night and catching nothing, now trying to clean up and put away their nets and forget about their poor results. Along comes a crowd. The man they are following asks the fishermen if he can use their boat. If they … Read more

Signs and Wonders

John 4:48 – Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. Cana of Galilee was the place where Jesus was famous for that party trick. You remember the one… you fill six waterpots to the brim with water, draw out the liquid, and take it immediately to serve … Read more

It’s Your Nickel!

Coming in April, you will have the opportunity to purchase a fake nickel! This particular coin is expected to easily fetch $2.5 million at auction – and maybe even upwards $4 or $5 million. Why would people consider a forged five cents to be so valuable? Because while it was unauthorized, technically, it is still  authentic … Read more

How We Deceive Ourselves

There once was a television show which I started watching. You might even be a fan of the same show. Despite running for a long time, it still remains a popular program. I tuned in for a few months. I found the characters witty, and the stories clever. Sure, some of the language they used … Read more

Great is His Wisdom, Marvelous are His Ways!

There has recently been another senseless killing occur in our nation. Because it involved young children, it is especially hard to fathom how another human mind could be filled with such anger and evil as to perpetrate such a crime. I’m sure that none of the parents or survivors of that tragedy are followers of … Read more

My Christmas Thought

“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins,” said the angel of the Lord (as quoted in New Testament | Matthew 1:21). There is a lot said in that little verse. “He (Jesus) shall save His people from their sins” … Read more