Jesus Christ

Where In Lies My Faith?

Where In Lies My Faith?

"Is our faith focused on simply wanting to be relieved of pain and suffering, or is it firmly centered on God the Father and His holy plan and in Jesus the Christ and His Atonement?"
Elder Donald L. Hallstrom





Of Horses and Mormons

Of Horses and Mormons

Being a Mormon means that you understand that through the Redeeming Atonement of Jesus Christ, you - all of us - can overcome sin and sorrow, pain and grief. It is knowing that by His Grace, you can overcome yourself. Simply put, being a Mormon means being a Christian.





The Greatest Message The World Has Ever Known

The Greatest Message The World Has Ever Known

“A man filled with the love of God, is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race”  Joseph Smith





Freedom of Forgiveness

Freedom of Forgiveness

Forgiving others is hard, but forgiving ourselves is even harder.  We hold on to our imperfections and don't want to let go.  This is not of God.  God wants us to feel the liberating freedom of being regret and guilt free... Healing is a process, but as we reach out for help from our loving Heavenly Father and older brother Jesus Christ, it's not only possible, but liberating. 





And Still It Stands: The Truth About the Book of Mormon

And Still It Stands: The Truth About the Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon IS the word of God. It records a fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we recognize this book to be sacred. For many of us, it brings great peace and hope in troubling times. 





On Anger and Atonement

On Anger and Atonement

It was an anger that consumed me. I had trouble sleeping. Constant stomachaches. I could think of nothing else during the day – just the same dizzying thoughts, shouting circles in my head. It took all of my mental energy to merely function – and frankly I wasn’t doing that very well. 

 





Why Mortality?

Why Mortality?

God sent us to earth with two beautiful, priceless gifts. Agency, the right to choose our own path and the promise that Jehovah, Jesus Christ, would atone for any and all mistakes – paving a way back to Heaven





Fear vs. Faith

Fear vs. Faith

After much thought and research, I’ve come to the conclusion that when we fear, we reject God’s plan.  His plan for us is perfect.  Do we believe that?  If we do, why would we fear?  Jesus Christ understands all our pain, sorrow, heartache, despair, and yes, even fear.





From This Very Moment

From This Very Moment

 One of the most memorable and inspiring  things I've ever heard was from a former Stake President speaking to the youth.  He said this, "It doesn't matter who you were or what you have done, from this very moment you can choose to be different.  To do better."