3 Nephi 18 (Note: There is a natural man repulsion to the doctrines found in this chapter. I feel that this is the adversary’s affront to some of the most important principles of the Gospel of Christ: Sacrament, Family Prayer, and Ministering. The reality is this chapter is a point of culmination in the Savior’s […]
I cannot even begin to express the places I have been in prayer this morning, as I have sat at my kitchen table alone. The Spirit of the Lord has tutored me, I have felt His peace, and now I must move on for the day.
Let us be clear about this, marriage, parenting, and family are each complementary acts of faith. We embark on these lifelong, life altering acts of faith with only a vague idea of our end destination. It is not the known or the familiar country that we seek for in striving to fulfill the purposes of […]
Helaman 15 I would not have understood this chapter had I not experienced a day like yesterday. So my context today is different. At the beginning of chapter 15, Samuel warns the Nephites of desolate houses unless they repent. And then as a follow up to that he warns of their women being left behind […]
Helaman 3 In verse 15, amidst accounts of the growth and prosperity of the Nephite nation we get this short little verse that points out that the Nephites were they that kept records of all sorts. This little bit of insight comes to me at a time, when I’ve been contemplating records, and record-keeping. It […]
Familia –¿Cómo me apunta esto a mi al Cristo?– 2 Nephi 25:23-29 En estos versículos, el enfoque es en el Cristo. Pero también enseña la importancia y la ley. Aunque para ellos, la ley hubo muerto, lo enseñaron a sus hijos, porque los mandamientos se guardaron por medio de la ley. En nuestros días es […]
Alma 53 This is the part of the Gospel of Christ that I do not understand, I do not know it. I don’t know how a group of converts to the Church can effectively teach their children principles that would cause their young men to be “men of truth and soberness”. This thing seems nearly […]
Alma 48:22-25 Estos versículos finales repasan unas decisiones doctrinales que fueron difíciles para los que tenían conocimiento de la verdad. Fue difícil tomar armas contra sus hermanos para matarles, y enviarles de esta vida no preparados de presentarse ante Dios. Se supone entonces que los nefitas entendían que esta vida era un tiempo para prepararse […]
Alma 46:11-13 Moroni is angry with Amalickiah. Is this a justified angry? It seems to be. If justified, then upon what principles of understanding or knowledge does Moroni take action. In other words, upon what principles does Moroni place his faith (faith unto action)? Anger is often the result of fear. Fear and faith cannot […]
Alma 46:1-10 The same word of God was preached among all the people of Nephi. Yet for some, this resulted in deep division, feelings of hatred to the point of bitter resentment and rebellion. I appreciate that it says that they rebelled against their brethren. These were family bonds being broken, and that hurts.