Sunday, January 22, 2017

Words of a Prophet - Religious Freedom

Where does the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
stand on religious freedom? Our founder, Joseph Smith, set us the example that we still follow today when he said:

"If it has been demonstrated that I have been willing to die for a "Mormon," I am bold to declare before Heaven that I am just as ready to die in defending the rights of a Presbyterian, a Baptist, or a good man of any denomination; for the same principle which would trample upon the rights of the Latter-day Saints would trample upon the rights of the Roman Catholics, or of any other denomination who may be unpopular and too weak to defend themselves. It is a love of liberty which inspires my soul — civil and religious liberty to the whole of the human race."

—Joseph Smith, 1843

Learn more about the importance of religious freedom at religious

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Two is better than one: Be a friend!

Why is it so important to be a friend? Because of this: 

 Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 "Two are better than one... For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but wo to him who is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up."

This goes emotionally and spiritually as well as physically. Please help lift another when he or she falls. Please be a friend!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Sabbath Day Importance

This is not a quote from a member of the LDS Church, but it holds a significant truth all the same:

“If we no longer keep going to church as at the center of Sabbath observance, we unavoidably deny that there’s anything sacred about time.... Sabbath worship is absolutely integral to Christianity. Whether you want it to or not, this habit—or lack of a habit—will erase the memory of Christianity from yourself and your family. This is the risk you take by making Sabbath churchgoing optional.” ~ Orthodox Christian and conservative author Rod Dreher

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Sunday, May 17, 2015

General Authority Gems: Keep On Trying

"Some years ago a wonderful young man named Curtis was called to serve a mission. He was the kind of missionary every mission president prays for. He was focused and worked hard. At one point he was assigned a missionary companion who was immature, socially awkward, and not particularly enthusiastic about getting the work done.

"One day, while they were riding their bicycles, Curtis looked back and saw that his companion had inexplicably gotten off his bike and was walking. Silently, Curtis expressed his frustration to God; what a chore it was to be saddled with a companion he had to drag around in order to accomplish anything. Moments later, Curtis had a profound impression, as if God were saying to him, “You know, Curtis, compared to me, the two of you aren’t all that different.” Curtis learned that he needed to be patient with an imperfect companion who nonetheless was trying in his own way.

"As God encourages us to keep on trying, He expects us to also allow others the space to do the same, at their own pace." (from Latter-day Saints Keep on Trying)

~  Elder Dale G. Renlund, of the Quorum of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Words of a Prophet

Joseph Fielding Smith was the 10th president and prophet 
He shared this important teaching with us 
about our relationship to one another.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Words of a Prophet

In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we believe we are led by modern day prophets. (Click here to read more about prophets, both ancient and modern.)

God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He called prophets to speak for him from the beginning of mortal time: Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and many, many more. We believe that God continues to call prophets to lead us today.

President Ezra Taft Benson served as President and Prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from November 1985-May 1994. Here is some important and insightful counsel he offered to the world during that time.

“The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature.

“Yes, Christ changes men, and changed men can change the world.”

(Read the rest of this talk, Born of God.)