Faith and Religion

Keeping It Simple

I like how Elder Ballard, in his talk “Return and Receive,” makes the distinction between goals and plans, and I also appreciate how he makes the point that when goals […]

Our Unsung Songs

Perhaps one of the hardest things I try to do as I blog is to describe how a talk has moved me deeply and meant so much to me. The […]

Living Prophets: A Thought and a Talk

This weekend is general conference weekend for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If you would like to see what our leaders are teaching Latter-day Saints worldwide, join […]

Overcoming the World

One of the things I love most about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is knowing through the witness of the Holy Spirit that the church is being […]

Supporting LDS Homosexuals

In July, a BYU-Idaho professor was fired for a Facebook post supporting homosexuality. Her story was well-covered in the Rexburg Standard Journal. In the end, she seems to believe that […]

Living a Consecrated Life

I was very touched by the lesson scheduled for visiting teaching this month. I think that it was perfectly timed because I have been studying abundance and consecration in my […]

Abundance and Need

A couple of months ago, I decided to change how I read the scriptures. For years, I have plowed through the standard works chapter by chapter. After reading some talks […]

"Why We Cheat"

Sometimes, I succumb to the urge to click on random headlines that catch my interest. In this case, I think I was really hoping for more of a scientific answer, but […]