You were bitten
& your heart was hard
But as I do
I gave you a way
In that mist
Which covered your eyes
You saw not,
You perished & died
So simple for you
That you could not see
A rod & a [...]
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 learning that “Stuff” doesn’t make one happy. Happiness comes from within, from connecting to God. Once that connection is made, all the hording, materialism, jealousy, hatred, bitterness, etc just have a tendency to slip away. [...]
Thanks to my sister Christi who sent this to me. I found it a very powerful story. Here it goes…
Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth’s rite of passage?
His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him an leaves him alone. He is required to sit on a stump the [...]
Introductory Note: If you’re reading this, it was either because I care deeply about you and I felt impressed to share it with you or if I may be so bold, you were led to read it and if you pay attention to how you feel as you do, there’s something that God has to say to you.
This experience [...]
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- After All We Can Do
After All We Can Do
by Elder Claudio D. Zivic
I heard a friend ask this last week, “how long must I continue trying so hard?” and quickly thought, well, that’s easy to answer; we should do all that we can do for the WHOLE of our mortal lives. That’s what life is all ...
- Watching Grass Grow
- 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
- 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 ...
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 ...
- 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 ...
- My Words Never Cease
I’d like to dedicate this post to my friend Charles.
It’s been a little while since I took some time to get out of myself. The other week I stepped out of my usual self-absorbed role to wear the hat of a missionary again. Our ward mission leader had asked for several ward members to go ...
- After All We Can Do