I've been traveling for 10 days now for work, and am beginning to feel I'm "...too caught up in the 'thick of these thin things,'...". How to correct that? I think it is to return home; to my real home. The best way, really the only way, to do that was explained by Jesus Christ. … Continue reading

It is difficult to have our imperfections made clear to use, particularly at the same time they are shown to others.  But it is necessary to motivate us to correct with them, rather than hide them.  "...in process of time, our personal inconsistencies may be made inconveniently clear. How else shall we see what we … Continue reading

We can find a safe place even in enemy territory. "For many [scriptural prophecies] may be quite disturbing, even discouraging. Nevertheless, when I think of the future, I am overwhelmed with feelings of positive optimism."  (Boyd K. Packer, October General Conference) "Elder Russell M. Nelson has stated, the gathering 'is not a matter of physical location; … Continue reading

I've wanted to find some YouTube content that I thought was interesting and yet faith promoting.  I think the FAIR Mormon Channel qualifies.  The videos will not convince anyone who does not chose to have faith.  But it will enable those who do to discuss various issues in a balanced way. Taken from a DVD … Continue reading

I'm not quite sure what the virtue name would be for one who perseveres, or endures. Diligent is more active, consistently but doesn't emphasize opposition. Assiduous maybe? Sedulous (which word I just learned)? Persistent? Open to suggestions.

I don't often make it clear what I am choosing instead when someone learns I don't do certain things.  It's not really that I am choose not to do those things, I choose benefits that come.  For example, I treasure the very sensitive to impressions that come to me all the time, and what I … Continue reading

If God defines himself as a Father, then perhaps one test of our coming to know Him is how we conduct ourselves in our own family. No Other Gods [The following are comments posted on Google+ about this post] Theodore A Hoppe - 2013-12-05 19:58:16-0500 God never defined himself a the "father." K Twitchell - … Continue reading

Hope. The authors of "Hope in the age of Anxiety" note that this simple, obscure verse incorporates all three major elements of hope as they define them: mastery, attachment, and survival. "And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast [mastery], and that thine … Continue reading