Welcome Message

“Welcome Message,” President Russel M. Nelson, April 2021 General Conference – Saturday Morning Session Not even having read this message yet, the only thing that I have done is prayed to understand the words of the Prophet. In reading the title, which appears mundane and unimpressive, there is a micro-sermon on inclusion. Everyone is welcome …

Post Conference Thoughts and Impressions

It is the morning after the 189th Semi-annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There have been a couple of doctrines that have sunk deep into my being this morning. The most important being choice and agency. Elder Gerrit W. Gong spoke about the choice to marry his wife. Covenant …

April 2019 General Conference Notes

Saturday Morning Session Pre-thoughts: This morning I thought about the central role of the repentance process in my personal conversion to the Gospel of Christ, His atonement, Priesthood Authority, and so forth. Because repentance works, I have few other questions or issues with the general march and progress of the Church and its leadership. Elder …

The Gathering of Scattered Israel

“The Gathering of Scattered Israel,” by Elder Russel M. Nelson, October 2006 There is such a strong spirit about what I am studying this morning. I cannot tell its purpose yet.  As I read about the Lord telling Abraham to get thee out of the land of his father’s inheritance, this resonates deeply and strongly …

Thoughts and Impressions, 6 March 2016

In no particular order, the following notes are a collection of personal thoughts and inspiration received over the past 36 hours as a result of personal studies, hard work, and participation in Sunday church services: The value of work – the Lord calls those who are already engaged in the work. Christ choose his apostles …

Notes from GenCon Oct15: It Works Wonderfully!

It Works Wonderfully! by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Is the Gospel working for me?  Is my experience in the Church working or me? Is it blessing me and my family with the peace and joy as promised in the Gospel? Pres. Uchtdorf’s testimony to follow up on these questions is very similar to my own …

Notes from CES Devotional: True Millenials

January 2016 CES Devotional – Pres. Russell M. Nelson President  Nelson: Learn your true identity and purpose –  Pray about who you really are. Expect and Prepare to Accomplish the Impossible – The Lord will ask you to do difficult things.  Best efforts and fervent prayers.  It will become less and less popular to be …