Resisting Temptation and Overcoming Sin – Scriptures and Quotes

“Sunday Sermon” The "Temptations of Jesus" give great insights on confronting Satan and resisting sin. (Matthew 4: 1-11) Center your life in Christ and Follow the Savior’s Example Christ Resists Temptations             The Savior “suffered temptations but gave no heed unto them” (Doctrine and Covenants 20:22). When Satan tempted Jesus in the wilderness, the Lord … Continue reading Resisting Temptation and Overcoming Sin – Scriptures and Quotes

Dealing with Suffering and Adversity

"Sunday Sermon" Maintain Loyalty to and Trust in the Lord Alma 36: 3 “Whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day” (Note, God will support is “in” our trials, not remove us “from” our trials.  … Continue reading Dealing with Suffering and Adversity

“Prayer of the Selfish Child” – Shel Silverstein

"Favorite Poems" Silverstein's Cartoon I love poetry. Sheldon “Shel” Silverstein (1930-1999) is famous for his cartoons, novelty songs, children’s books, and poetry.  Millions of his books have been published, and he has received many prestigious awards. I own several of his books of poetry. Some of his witty children’s poems are very profound. Prayer of … Continue reading “Prayer of the Selfish Child” – Shel Silverstein

Favorite Quotes of Brigham Young (Birthday Anniversary)

In Honor of his Birthday June 1, 1801 Crying babies “Crying babies are like good intentions: Both should be carried out immediately!”  Education of women "You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation." Fools take offense “He who takes offense when offense was not intended is a … Continue reading Favorite Quotes of Brigham Young (Birthday Anniversary)

My First Answered Prayer

"Sunday Sermon" The Lord has been very gracious and generous in answering my prayers.  My first answered prayer, that I remember, occurred when I was a young boy. A friend had thrown my baseball into the ivy in my parents’ front yard.  Half of the yard was covered with overgrown large-leaf ivy. It was like … Continue reading My First Answered Prayer

Law and Religion: Refusing Medical Care and Vaccinations for Religious Reasons

Most religions believe in the power of faith and prayer to comfort and heal the sick. For most of these sects, religious healing accompanies conventional medical care. A few of these sects rely exclusively on religious healing. They oppose medical care. They put their trust in God. To rely on human medical treatment is to … Continue reading Law and Religion: Refusing Medical Care and Vaccinations for Religious Reasons

My Shortest Prayer – One Word

I had a couple personal encounters with Satan during my mission in Britain. These confrontations gave me a strong testimony of the existence of Lucifer.  I know that he lives.   One Sunday evening, my companion Elder R. and I went to a social gathering at a member's home in Cheltenham.  Several missionaries, investigators, and … Continue reading My Shortest Prayer – One Word

I Experienced an Amazing Miracle of Nature

Miracles of Providence God is a God of miracles. The Lord provides. His miracles of providence are prevalent. Most church members have both witness and personally experienced these miracles. Miracles of Controlling Nature and the Elements Church members have also witnessed the miracle of the controlling nature and the elements. This usually occurs when church … Continue reading I Experienced an Amazing Miracle of Nature

Joseph Smith’s Shortest and Longest Prayers

Joseph Smith’s Shortest Prayer “There were times when the cupboard was bare [in the Smith home]. One day they had nothing to eat but a little corn meal. They made out of it a johnnycake, as it was called, and the Prophet offered the blessing as follows:  “‘Lord, we thank thee for this johnnycake and … Continue reading Joseph Smith’s Shortest and Longest Prayers