Mighty Power Unto Deliverance

Today’s reading: 1 Nephi Chapter 1 …I, Nephi, will show unto you that the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance.  ~ 1 Nephi 1:20 ~ A mindful and spiritually focused recovery program empowers an…

How God meets us where we are in the present moment

One of the most challenge things in being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is having to constantly be aware of one’s on going work toward perfection. Many times, as a Mormon, the constant teaching of, “you have to do this in order for this to happen,” came across the…

Nature and Understanding of God

We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.  ~ First Article of Faith ~ … all things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular…

How judging prevents blessings

At some point in each of our lives, we come to a place where we are in need of prayer, encouragement, support, and assistance. Within the Christian community, we are all in need of these things. Problem is, there is criticism, judgment, and lack of compassion and empathy upon those who come with their needs….

How opposition is beneficial to our authentic Christian life

For it must needs be, there is an opposition in all things ~ 2 Nephi 2:11 … it is as necessary that we should have difficulties to contend with, in order to make intelligent provision for our spiritual concerns, as it is that we should have the winter frosts and stormy weather to enable us…

The need to love God – Our greatest commandment

To love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength is all-consuming and all-encompassing. It is no lukewarm endeavor. It is total commitment of our very being – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually – to love of the Lord. What is the greatest commandment? When the Sadduccee’s challenged Christ on the doctrine of resurrection,…