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.”
My sister and I were learning how to do a backflip on the trampoline when I was about seven years old. My dad was spotting us. Every time my sister did a backflip with my dad, she would yell “keeeeyaaaa!” (Yes, this is the same one who hook-kicked a kid at the ward party). She … More “When we turn our lives over to the Lord, the power behind us is always greater than the obstacles before us.”
“The Eagle does not fight the snake on the ground. “It picks it up into the sky and changes the battle ground, and then it releases the snake into the sky. “The snake has no stamina, no power and no balance in the air. It is useless, weak and vulnerable, unlike on the ground where … More “If you saw the size of the blessings coming, you would understand the magnitude of the battle you are fighting.”
I recently read about a man working at a construction site. As he was rigging a crane, an 80 pound aluminum joist fell directly on his head, from the equivalent of nine floors up. I was super surprised to read that the man went back to work only 110 days after this horrible accident. How? Because … More Put on your helmet of salvation.
Did anyone else think it’s weird that the example given for the spirit of revelation is Moses crossing the Red Sea on dry ground? It seemed to me, at least before looking into it more, that there were so many other scriptural examples that could have been used. But then I read Moses 1 again. … More “Personal revelation is the way we know for ourselves the most important truths of our existence.”
“Creating no small stir and division among the people.” Those words from Joseph Smith History weighed on my heart this time around. Joseph Smith described what caused the division, “good feelings […] being lost in strife of words and contests of opinions.” The problem was people cared more about their opinions than their neighbors. We … More We need less contests of opinions and more love without condition.