I was going to the temple last week and took a wrong turn. My phone said “recalculating” and then it said something along the lines of “unable to recalculate.” I tried again. And again. Still, no connection. I finally hit my steering wheel and thought in my head “THIS IS NOT HOW THE TEMPLE WORKS! … More “You have not traveled beyond the reach of divine love”
In 1952, Florence Chadwick attempted something no woman had attempted before: swimming the Catalina Channel. It was cold and extremely foggy the whole time she was in the water. She could barely even see the support boats swimming beside her. Fifteen hours in, she decided to quit. She went to get into the support boat, … More “Only faith that He suffered for our sakes will help us endure to the end.”
In the 1950s, a rather brutal experiment was done. Rats were put in a glass of water and swam until exhaustion. On average, they lasted about 15 minutes before they sank. But just as they sank, the scientists took them out, dried them off, let them rest for a few minutes, and then put them … More “With God, comfort replaces pain, peace replaces turmoil, and hope replaces sorrow.”
They had lost the land of Zion. They were kicked out of their homes by violent mobs. They were having financial struggles. There were threats on Joseph’s life. Joseph prayed, desperate for direction. And he got no answer. He said, “Heaven seems closed.” My heart ached when I read that. Because I have been there, … More “Draw near unto God and He will draw near unto you” is a promise that God cannot break.