Zion Shall Yet Arise

Zion Shall Yet Arise

We have the opportunity to take part in the great work of the Lord each day as we raise righteous families,support missionaries, pay tithing, share the gospel with others, teach nursery, attend to our temple work, and minister and serve those around us. Let each of us catch the vision of the Church through the eyes of Him whose Kingdom it is. 

Forgiving and Forgivness

Forgiving and Forgivness

Since we all sin, we are all in debt to the Savior who has made it possible, through the atonement, for us to be forgiven for our sins.  This is truth---all of us may be forgiven of our sins, no matter who we are, where we live, or our station in life.  All of us sin, all of us can be forgiven.  It is important that we teach ourselves and our children how to repent and how to forgive.

True Blue Mormon

True Blue Mormon

In the fall of 1857, the now nineteen year-old young man was headed home to Salt Lake City, Utah, returning with honor.  He wrote, “In southern California, just after the little train of wagons had traveled only a short distance and made their camp, several anti-‘Mormon’ toughs rode into the camp on horseback, cursing and swearing and threatening what they would do to the ‘Mormons.’

“. . .work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12).

 “. . .work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12).

The Savior in his great intercessory prayer at Gethsemane, said, “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent” (John 17:3).  In order to “work out our own salvation,” we must first come to know our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ who He sent to save us all.  Knowledge of divine and spiritual things is absolutely essential for our salvation.  

Taking the Time to Touch a Life

Taking the Time to Touch a Life

I anxiously watched for an opportunity to somehow warn Catherine.  At times, after school was dismissed, I was assigned to stand in the hall to help insure the departure of the students was a little more orderly and safe.  On one such occasion, Catherine and a group of friends came down the hall and stopped to talk to me.  I was worried about her friends saying something, but my concern for her overcame my fear.

"That They May Know the Covenants of the Lord"

"That They May Know the Covenants of the Lord"

By entering into a covenant with the Lord, we become separated from the world.  The righteous have always been called upon to leave the world and be a separate righteous people.  Moses and the exodus from Egypt is an example and a type of the separation/exodus pattern.  As we begin the Book of Mormon, we see again an exodus of a righteous family from a wicked environment. Through faithfulness, Lehi and Nephi were led to a "promised land."