A Prophet’s Lifelong Battle with Depression and Anxiety: George Albert Smith

"Sunday Sermon" Our Mental Health Struggles As one who has suffered from anxiety and depression, I take solace from the life and struggles of Apostle and Prophet George Albert Smith. His experience dispelled the harmful myth that if your are living the gospel you won't suffer from anxiety or depression. He destroyed the pernicious myth … Continue reading A Prophet’s Lifelong Battle with Depression and Anxiety: George Albert Smith

“Stake Presidents are ‘Dime a Dozen’”

One Saturday, in the late 1960’s, the Garden Grove California Stake President drove to Riverside to retrieve a member of the Council of Twelve Apostles for stake conference.  The Apostle was one of my “favorites.” As they drove along Highway 91 in Corona, the Stake President pointed to the church’s large orange ranch off to … Continue reading “Stake Presidents are ‘Dime a Dozen’”

My Stake President Was Reprimand by an Apostle for Using the Phrase “Only an Elder.”

I was serving as a young high councilor when our stake president was released, and a new stake president called.  Bruce R. McConkie, of the Council of the Twelve Apostles, was our conference visitor.  Elder McConkie was a spiritual and intellectual giant.  He was a “Lion of Righteousness” at the pulpit. His talks and texts … Continue reading My Stake President Was Reprimand by an Apostle for Using the Phrase “Only an Elder.”

Jesus Appears to Lorenzo Snow

One of the most sacred and rare spiritual experiences is a personal visitation of the Lord. This is not to be confused with a "mere" dream, dream-vision, or vision.  (See: previous article on dreams and visions). This is an actual visitation where the Lord is personally present.  At least two dozen prophets, and others,  in ancient … Continue reading Jesus Appears to Lorenzo Snow