Faith

The Temple: Staying Close to the Lord

A few days ago I was asked by a member of my Relief Society presidency to prepare to share a few thoughts during our upcoming Relief Society lesson.  The lesson is based off of Elder Ronald A. Rasband’s talk, Recommended to the Lord and the question that I have been asked to respond to is...
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Faith: The Death of January to the Life of June

I’ve been taught my whole life that faith is the first principle of the gospel.  It sounds simple, right?  It’s the most basic building block so it’s easily understood by nearly everyone, right?  Maybe for some people.  Not for me though.  I’ve often struggled to grasp what faith actually is or how to use it in practical...
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Personal Revelation: The Same Voice

When I was writing that post about prayer journaling, of course it made me think about personal revelation and how to learn to hear and recognize the voice of the Lord. I used to really struggle with being able to recognize and trust personal revelation.  I felt so inadequate in this area and often felt...
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Come Unto Christ Toolkit

I was reading through old journal entries and ran across this one from March 2019 when I wrote about the lesson that I had taught in Relief Society.   The lesson was about the talk, Wounded, by Elder Neil L. Andersen from October 2018 General Conference.   As part of the lesson, I offered some things that...
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Prayer Journaling

About a year and a half ago, I wrote a post about prayer journaling.  I thought I would do another post to give some updates and talk about how it’s going for us. I have been writing in my prayer journal periodically for the past 2 years.  Prayer journaling has changed my relationship (for good)...
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Hear Him 2021

I have read The Book of Mormon several times cover to cover but I don’t know if I have ever read the Doctrine and Covenants all the way through before.  Maybe during High School for seminary? So beginning this study this time has made me want to go deeper and get more out of it. ...
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Finishing the Book of Mormon

We have been studying The Book of Mormon throughout this year.  The past several times that I (or the kids) have read and finished The Book of Mormon, I like to make it a special occasion since it’s a big accomplishment and a sacred experience.   Here are a few recent experiences/photos… During the Women’s Session...
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Missing the Temple

I am grateful for the temple…The Mount Timpanogos temple in particular (although the Nauvoo temple is also super special to me).  We have lived 15 minutes away from this temple for the past almost 6 years and it has been such a blessing to live so close and be able to go so often. Before...
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Jesus Christ is the Way

Continuing on from my last post…   God not only fills our open spaces, but He also prepares a way and opens spaces for us.  Here are a few scripture verses about that.*   “And I will also be your light in the wilderness; and I will prepare the way before you, if it so...
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