Lessons from Eden – The 3 C’s and the Law of Consequences

"Sunday Sermon" Universal Pattern: 3 C's: Commandments, Choice, Consequences In the Garden of Eden, God revealed a universal pattern to Adam and Eve.    “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat; “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil thou shalt … Continue reading Lessons from Eden – The 3 C’s and the Law of Consequences

“Eve and the Choice Made in Eden”

Book Review Essay and Commentary "Eve and the Choice Made in Eden," by Beverly Campbell Restoring Eve to her rightful place Latter-day Saints can’t wait to give Mother Eve a big hug, and thank her for her courage and her vital role in the plan of happiness.  She selflessly chose death, pain, suffering, and the … Continue reading “Eve and the Choice Made in Eden”

Great Quotes: “Choose Not to be Offended”

"Great Quotes" Too many of my friends, family, church buddies, and love ones have hurt themselves, and others, spiritually, socially, and emotionally by being offended. Their reaction to insults is within their control, and the harm caused is largely self-inflicted. Choose Not to be Offended “To be offended is a choice we make; it is not a condition inflicted … Continue reading Great Quotes: “Choose Not to be Offended”

Happiness is a Choice

Happiness is a choice, not a condition This is generally true. I say “generally” because there are exceptional circumstances where one’s condition can interfere with the ability to choose happiness. These conditions include: severe depression, extreme pain, major illness, heavy addiction, extreme hunger, starvation. But for most people, happiness is a choice. While I was … Continue reading Happiness is a Choice

Alma 50:23 – “There Never Was a Happier Time” – Happiness is a Choice

Scripture Gem “But behold there was never a happier time among the people of Nephi, since the days of Nephi, than in the days of [Captain] Moroni, yea, even at this time, in the twenty and first year of the reign of judges.” The first time I read this verse, my heart was touched.  It … Continue reading Alma 50:23 – “There Never Was a Happier Time” – Happiness is a Choice