I’ve always assumed that the star leading the wise men was a clear and constant guide, but the more I studied, the more unlikely this seems. The wise men saw the star at the start of their journey, but it seemed to only provide a general direction, judging by the fact that that they asked … More “Don’t forget how you once felt. Don’t distrust the experience you had … Don’t give up when the pressure mounts. Face your doubts. Master your fears. Stay the course and see the beauty of life unfold for you.”
I had a neighbor named Jill growing up whose husband was diagnosed with cancer in his fifties. They did everything they could to exercise faith. He continued his calling as bishop. They went to the temple, held fasts, and tried every available treatment. Her husband still died ten months later. She said her experience helped … More Faith-promoting and faith-perfecting
There was once a farmer whose sheep got bitten in the face by a rattlesnake. The sheep’s face immediately started swelling up. For two days, it continued to swell. The farmer was worried, but the sheep was not. It kept drinking, eating, and climbing just like normal. Then, after those two days, the sheep started … More “Because Love Overpaid Our Debt”
Guest post by Sarah Keenan: Toddlers and sacrament meetings don’t mix to begin with. Does anyone else feel like sacrament reverence has gotten so much harder post-pandemic shutdown? My 18-month-old was born a week before the shutdown and didn’t go to church in person for most of his life and now that we are finally … More “Take one simple step forward in faith – and then another.”
The endowment session in the temple was really hard for me. Many times I would leave frustrated that I had focused more on not falling asleep than the spirit. And not just that—even when I was fully awake, I sometimes would leave feeling like I was missing something. I thought maybe I should take a … More A lack of understanding is not a lack of faith – it is just a fact of faith.
Yesterday, we were at a creek. My son wanted to catch a tadpole really bad. He had been trying for a half hour. I suddenly heard a shriek of delight followed by “God answered my prayer! I prayed and I knew just where to go!” This son prays over many things. If something is lost, … More “The first, the middle, and the last thing to do is pray.”
Amanda Smith was camping with her family at Hans Mill when a mob attacked. Her husband and one of her sons was killed. Another son, Alma, got shot in the hip. Desperately needing help, Amanda went to the Lord. She received inspiration on how to create and apply a poultice for the wound. Her son … More “It is our faith that unlocks the power of God in our lives.”
There was a story here about a mission couple who served a mission in Russia and found their son who they thought was dead. After doing more searching, it seems this story might not be true, sadly. If anyone has a first hand witness of it I would love to hear it and put the … More “It takes faith to put everything on the altar of God, trust in Him, and know that His plan for you is better than the plan you have mapped out for yourself.”
“Faith is a real power. Not an expression of belief.” I remember going to seminary one day and the teacher calling me to the front of the room. She asked me to look through a magnifying glass and find and read the tiny word on the page. I scanned the whole page, but couldn’t find … More “Faith is a real power. Not an expression of belief.”
Martin Harris was asked to mortgage his farm to print the Book of Mormon. They needed $3,000 up front to print five thousand copies, and no one else had it but him. [Sidenote: Isn’t it beautiful that the person who lost part of the scriptures was given the opportunity to help the world “find” the … More It all works out in the end. So if it hasn’t worked out, it isn’t the end. Have faith in God, not results.