Christ and His apostles are present at the Last Supper where He institutes the sacrament and tells them it is in representation of His infinite sacrifice that He will soon perform. It is the first day of Passover and both Matthew and Mark recount what happens next: "And when they had sung an hymn, they … Continue reading The hymn Christ and His Apostles sang at the Last Supper may surprise you.
During the sacrament hymn at church today, a young child in our congregation started getting fussy, something not unusual on Sundays. He started quietly, and grew increasingly louder in frustration. By the time the blessing for the water came around, he was still crying with his full, tiny lungs. The parents to their patient credit, … Continue reading The lesson I learned in sacrament meeting from a crying child
I had a prompting a few days before my grandpa passed away two years ago to write a blog directed at him to try and help him not fear death. Unfortunately I didn't heed that quiet prompting and so I am writing this as a memorial to him with the hopes of righting a wrong … Continue reading What I wished I told my grandpa before he passed away
You are worthless. Let's face it, no matter how hard you try, you will never be good enough, smart enough, wise enough, responsible enough, you will always fall short of what you want to accomplish. Those statements, among numerous more, are the day to day lies the adversary whispers into our ears to "bring us … Continue reading The Atonement of Christ isn’t for me
Disgust. That was my first initial reaction after reading about the worst terrorist attack in America since 9/11 where more than 50 men and women died and numerous more injured at a gay bar in Miami. The killer, now dead, was offended by seeing 2 men kiss, so in his mind, arming himself with assault … Continue reading Hate-The weapon America and the world can’t seem to get rid of
It all happened so fast. I was sitting in the middle front seat of a Chevy S10 traveling back from helping a new convert, Michelle and her husband Tony move to a new home, my eyes slowly started to close due to the workload we had just performed. Michelle was driving and my companion on … Continue reading Triumph amidst tragedy-What a car wreck on my mission taught me about the Plan of Salvation
In the book of Daniel, the king Nebuchadnezzar made a decree to all under his rule, to worship the graven image that he himself constructed, and anyone who refused would be burned alive. There were certain Jewish men in that city who were over the affairs of the province of Babylon, namely Shadrach, Meshach, and … Continue reading “But if Not”- When life doesn’t go as planned