I see a cliff & slowly I ascend to its peak
Standing mesmerized I scan the breathtaking view
Closed-eyed & breathing deeply its majesty fills my soul,
Confidently, I feel that I am one
Now ready, united, I take a mighty leap
And for a moment I am free
But the freedom I felt fast flees from my heart
As quickly I’m approaching my end
Then in the split of a second it all grows quite clear -
The fault in my thinking & act -
I had “faith” to fly, but not God’s will
Nor even the wisdom to harness true flight
So here I pen for you some thoughts on the essence of real faith
That you shall not follow the haste in which I sealed my fate:
Faith’s a right knowledge of God & his perfect will for you
Followed by devoted action to make it all come true
(penned Sept 24, 2010 by a fan of flight & faith overlooking Bell’s Canyon from a large granite slab a top the lower falls)
- O Remember, Remember
O Remember, Remember
by President Henry B. Eyring
I’ve read over President Eyring’s talk before and it has really touched me. Again, I’ve gotten out of the habit of sitting down at the end of the day and writing how I’ve seen the Lord’s hand in my life that day. ...
- Good, Better, Best
Good, Better, Best
Elder Dallin H. Oaks
Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
I found Elder Oaks talk directly applicable to me this week. I’ve been in a what may be termed a “spiritual tailspin.” And it’s just so easy, much easier that I ever thought possible, to just ...
- Restoring Faith in the Family
Elder Kenneth Johnson
Of the Seventy
“Stable families provide the fabric that holds society together, benefiting all mankind, even those who may feel they live in less-favorable circumstances.”
There have been a handful or two times in this life where I have felt so overwhelmed with the Spirit of God that both His existence and the ...
- Claim the Exceeding Great and Precious Promises
Claim the Exceeding Great and Precious Promises
by Elder Spencer J. Condie
“And God remembered Rachel.” After being with my dear friend Rachel last week for the blessing of her lovely Thomas, I realized that my Father in Heaven DOES love his children. His love was ...
- Preserving a Mighty Change of Heart
I wrote not long ago about my journey to find out the truth of the Book of Mormon for myself. It was intensely powerful and I used to think that because I felt the passion and drive the Book brings that I would always feel it. I’ve since learned that’s not exactly how ...
- Opening Our Hearts – Elder Gerald N. Lund
The Holy Ghost is a precious gift…
- Do I harden my heart? Then I’ll receive LESS of the Lord’s word.
- Do I soften my heart? Then I’ll receive MORE of the Lord’s word.
Responsibilities of the Holy Spirit…
comforts, teaches, warns, enlightens and inspires us.
It will show unto you ALL things what you should do.
How the Holy Ghost Speaks…
- A Royal Priesthood & A Baby Blessing
President Thomas S. Monson
“Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.” ~ 1 Peter 2:9
- O Remember, Remember