I was cutting multiple onions yesterday with a blunt knife and pretty much immediately started crying on onion number one. I tried to blink through it—but it was stinging so bad that I briefly contemplated how much the recipe actually needed onions. In a moment of desperation, inspiration hit: I moved the cutting board to … More “Choosing repentance is choosing change.”
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”
There were once two pots. One was whole and the other had a crack in it. Each was used daily by a woman to bring in water from a stream. When the pots got back to the house each day, the cracked one always only had half the initial water in it. The cracked pot, … More “We are valuable in our imperfections.”
There was a veterinarian who was called to go to a client who farmed with a yoke of oxen. The young oxen were broken by being yoked with a ten year old, sturdy ox named Clyde. Clyde would lead them through the work. The young oxen that he treated had pressure sores on their back—as … More “Christ is willing to join with us in the yoke and pull in order to lighten our burdens. Christ is rest.”
God called Enoch to preach to a wicked people. A people that His fierce anger was kindled against.A people who, “from the day God created them, for MANY generations,” had gone astray.A people who denied Him and devised murder.A people God had prepared a Hell for if they didn’t repent. (Moses 6:28) Who was this group … More “Because He gave His life, you can change yours.”
A young father was swimming a short distance across a lake with his daughter on his back when he suddenly panicked. He could feel the water pulling him down to the bottom of the lake. He knew he didn’t have much longer left. He cried for help, but no one heard him or was close … More “When you understand the atonement, then you understand the joy of being rescued.”
I’ve been pondering Christ’s experience with the barren fig tree this week. “The time of figs was not yet” could also be translated, according to Adam Clark’s commentary, as “the time of gathering figs had not yet come.” March and April were times for fig growth, but the gathering of the figs typically wasn’t until … More The difference between a hypocrite and a saint is repentance.
My husband has a running joke right now where he cries repentance in the least subtle ways to close friends and me any time he has the chance. It has been going for probably four months now (he is nothing if not consistent). And although it’s a joke, it has gotten me thinking an unusual … More “Repent is perhaps the most hopeful and encouraging word in the Christian vocabulary.”