Browsing All posts tagged under »obedience«

On Lost Opportunities

October 17, 2012


Scriptures are not really that important in God’s eyes. This morning I was reading the early chapters of the Doctrine and Covenants and pondering the experiences of Joseph and Oliver and Martin. I’ve often mused about the circuitous route that was the translation process, but today I was particularly interested in why an all-powerful God, […]

Which Side of the Lines? Wheat or Tares? Choose.

September 7, 2012


For more than a month I’ve felt driven in family times each evening to talk to my teens (I have five still at home) about asking more of themselves. We can get up each day, brush our teeth, put on clothes, go do our thing, come home and relax, go do fun stuff, and go […]

I Wasn’t There for the Weeds

June 29, 2012


It’s been a discouraging week. They aren’t always, in fact seldom are no matter what happens, but this one was. Today as I worked in the ash-filled air, heavy with a melancholy and a mourning that has left me thinking about all that is lost when the land burns, I thought about weeding onions. The […]

An Excellent Spirit

June 26, 2011


Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a boy was stolen away from his family and grew to change his world. We have only a fragmentary record of him, apparently because he was not one to record his exploits but merely to set down revelations that affected the whole scope of mankind’s […]