King Benjamin’s people did not cry with one voice—they did not become one—because their neighbor changed. The people became one because they viewed themselves in their own carnal state—saw their own weakness and sin—and cried out to God to change them.
Lessons from Dystopian Novels As Latter-Day Saints, and disciples of Christ, we talk a lot about building or becoming Zion. As a society, I think this idea of Zion has captivated us for centuries. The idea of a perfect society, where there is no crime, no dischord, and a reigning sense of peace. No matter
I’ve been thinking about this for a few months now. Many of us are seeing the signs of the Second Coming, and may be even feeling like, “Any day now would be great, Lord.” Elder D. Todd Christofferson said, “Crucial for the Lord’s return, is the presence on the earth of a people prepared to
If you are following along with the Come Follow Me lessons, you know that over the next couple of weeks we are going to be studying the Abrahamic Covenant. We talk about this a lot, but sometimes I think that we think of the Abrahamic Covenant, as a promise God made to Abraham, but don’t really know what that means. Knowing a little more about his story helps give us some context about this Covenant
A few years ago, when I was still single, I was having a difficult time feeling like I wasn’t progressing, or doing “meaningful” things with my life. (I had graduated from college, had a career… now what?) So I started creating “New Year’s Bucket Lists” each year. I would include some physical/health related goals, some fun activities I wanted to try, and then at least one or two spiritual goals for the year.
The holidays are rolling in, and it’s my favorite time of year! I love the crazy bustle, and the general sense of anticipation that comes with it. I’ll be honest, I’m an early decorator, like before Thanksgiving early. (No shame) I love taking my kids to see Santa, driving around to see the lights, and making all of the special holiday treats.
But my favorite part of Christmas is being able to spend time focusing on Christ. This week, I’ve collected lots of ideas for how celebrate the birth of our Savior even more this year to help you prepare for Christmas the next couple of weeks.
In the loved hymn, How Firm a Foundation, the Savior says, “The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose, I will not, I cannot, desert to his foes. That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake, I’ll never, no never, forsake.” Over the years, I have had the thought, what if we switched who was speaking in this verse? What if we were in fact the ones singing this to the Lord? We are the soul that clings to the Savior for peace and safety, and no matter what the enemy sends our way, no matter how hard he tries to sway us, we become so reliable, so resilient that no matter how confusing the world gets, the Lord knows that not only will He not forsake us, but that we will never forsake Him
Have you ever thought of how your emotional health is related to your personal preparedness? Up until a few years ago I really hadn’t. But especially as we entered the pandemic, I realized that it really is a huge part of being prepared in an emergency.