It’s not often I feel the spirit often.
And I think of Lehi and Nephi who both saw intricate visions. Joseph Smith saw God himself & Christ. Joseph in the Old Testament had dreams that saved an entire civilization. Most in the scriptures have angels appear to them. Actually, if I don’t think too long on it, most scriptural stories have things happening in big ways, with parted seas and walking on water and burning bushes and mountains moving. But then there’s me over here, h
Staying up late with a sick child, the bedroom door swung open and a dozen men with soot-covered faces burst into the room.
Grabbing him by his arms and legs, they wrestled Joseph out of his house. Seized by his throat, he was squeezed until his body went limp while dragged to the yard.
Joseph awoke in a meadow some distance away, still being held tightly off the ground by the men.
Stretched out in the grass, half-naked and a few feet away was Sidney Rigdon.
Forced across a
If it’s true we have an all- knowing, all-powerful God on our side, why does He feel distant from us sometimes? Why do we feel as though we sometimes cannot feel or see? Why does it seem sometimes that our time at the well, alone—has been too long and maybe He’s not coming? For one of my Sunday school lessons I did in the past, I had my husband sneak out during sacrament meeting and tape a gold star to the wall of our classroom because he is taller and can get it higher up th
I have gone through too many trials that have left me literally yelling at God wondering where He is and why things were happening the way they were and why things haven’t ended yet. Almost every time, things never going how I had in mind and always going down the unwanted and unexpected and uncharted paths with unsure destinations. I think of how Christ loved Martha, Mary, and Lazarus—one could argue that Lazarus and his two sisters were His closest friends. When near Jerusa
It is well known the raging storm that caused the apostles to yell, “Carest thou not that we perish?!” But perhaps maybe we can more see ourselves in our personal storms & our heavy thoughts & passing doubts & our pleadings of: ‘Carest thou not that I’m struggling?!’ Carest thou not that this is SO hard?! That this was unwanted? That I don’t deserve this? Thats this has been going on for TOO long? Carest thou not…that I don’t think I can go on…?! Carest thou not…about ME? Lik
IS GOD PUNISHING ME?!! Why did it have to happen to me and not them? Did I do something wrong??? It isn’t fair, it wasn’t supposed to be this way.
Why would God bring me to this just for it not to work out?
What am I supposed to be learning? What is the hidden blessing from this? What tragic thing could I be avoiding from this falling through? Was it taken away because I wasn’t grateful enough? Is there even divine meaning behind this, or is just life just being life? How
Hiiiiii! A message from me to YOU as we celebrate Christmas! When we celebrate Christ’s birth, we are celebrating everything we wouldn’t have it it weren’t for Him. Like the many, many years that passed between prophesy and awaiting the star to appear of His birth, let’s not allow passing time to bring doubt or loss of faith in what’s promised to us. <img src="https://i0.wp.com/i.ytimg.com/vi/tnIhgUhtUps/hqdefault.jpg?w=723&ssl=1" loading="lazy" decoding="async" alt="You
I think it’s common for us to all to have doubts creep in. Either from a trial, or from lack of efforts on our end, or maybe just silly fleeting ones that come when you’re vacuuming your living room. I totally have random and fleeting doubts sometimes. [Don’t feel like reading? Click HEREfor the audio version of me reading it. Free downloads available, too] But then you have these moments in your life…where you feel and experience…so deeply…that you have no words to describe