Lately, we’ve heard the word ‘essential’ used quite a bit. By definition, the word essential means something that is absolutely necessary or indispensable. People have jobs that are essential, or nonessential. Businesses and services are either essential or nonessential. Travel can be essential or nonessential. A desire to see a medical professional can be deemed … Continue reading Just What is Essential?
During these tumultuous and uncertain times, we are all in need of comfort and assurance. Recently an Uplift the World follower submitted the comforting words of David A. Bednar. We think they are worth repeating: "In our daily lives, endless reports of COVID-19 occurrences and restrictions, criminal violence, famine, wars, corruption, terrorism, and the destructive … Continue reading Faith Drives Away Fear
For my friends who are experiencing the fresh sting of loss, may you be blessed with peace and comfort from Christ, who promised, "My peace I give unto you.”
Now, when confronted with tragedies and disappointments, instead of allowing panic and hopelessness to creep in, I take a deep breath and direct my thoughts to the many times I’ve seen God’s hand in the significant as well as the trivial concerns of my life.
We are all subject to trials. What is fueling your fire of affliction?
I came across this email and saw that the person who needed a ride was on our way, I replied that we could pick him up; that’s how we met Tony.
Some days, as I drop my "tween" daughter off to school, she expresses distress and doesn't want to go. On one particular day she was dreading getting out of the car, I encouraged her to think of a part of her day that she could look forward to. I explained she could be optimistic about … Continue reading We Can Be Hopeful
I used to find attending Sabbath day worship services to be difficult.
My wish for all those sad hearts is that, especially when you feel hopelessly alone, you will stop and remember where the one true source of comfort is - the Savior, Jesus Christ. Christ has been given many titles: Jehovah, Son of God, Messiah, Holy One, and Redeemer, to name a few. He has also been called the Prince of Peace.
"These precious children of God come to us with believing hearts. They are full of faith and receptive to feelings of the Spirit. They exemplify humility, obedience, and love. They are often the first to love and the first to forgive."
It is no wonder that the Savior sought out these little ones and demonstrated great love to them throughout His ministry. "...Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God."