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. ...
- The Apple Pie Challenge
So I was up last Sunday and my friend Arden popped online and we started chatting. We both recalled how great it had been to be really involved in the scriptures on a daily basis. So, without much hesitation we both agreed to a challenge of sorts that would help us in our daily ...
- 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 ...
- Out of Small Things
Elder Michael J. Teh
Of the Seventy
“We need to enlarge the circle of our influence” – This reminds me to break free from any cliques that we can quite easily establish and seek to include all.
“To some degree we all depend on each other to be able to make ...
Storms & struggles
Sadness & strife
These are but gifts
Blessings of life
We ride the cycles of happiness and sorrow. With every rotation we learn more of what it is to be human, to have strains, to have challenges, to have difficulties. To recognize that these down times are but part of the whole allows us to let ...
- 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 ...
- Live by Faith and Not by Fear
Live by Faith and Not by Fear
Elder Quentin L. Cook
Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
“When we choose to follow Christ in faith rather than choosing another path out of fear, we are blessed with a consequence that is consistent with our choice ...
- O Remember, Remember