One of my heroes in the Book of Mormon is the woman who married Nephi. I wish I knew her name and more about her. Nephi, like other prophets, points out that his record is limited to his ministry, revelations, teachings and testimony. Imagine a bishop’s record of his ministry. We probably wouldn’t learn much […]
Category Archive for 'Endure to the End'
Have you ever felt that oppression is your eternal companion and that you will never be rid of it? You might wonder, where is deliverance? You watch other people prosper, buy homes, enjoy good health, have babies. But you are stuck. My friend has been stuck for several years. When Job’s friends struggled to guess […]
During our thirty-eight years of marriage, we have experienced long seasons of distress when no sign of relief was in sight. Looking back, we have wondered how we ever survived such times. My wife and I adopted a standing joke that we told each other on Thursdays, as we wheeled the garbage cans to the […]
Elder Neal A. Maxwell wrote, “Apparently it is necessary for us on occasion to be brought to a white-knuckles point of anxiety so as to be reminded, when rescued, of who our Rescuer is!”[i]
A few weeks ago, our hopes were dashed with the last-minute news of the cancellation of our long-awaited transplant. Today, we received our miracle: a new kidney!
Today, I witnessed possibly the greatest act of faith I have ever seen. After dodging HIV, kidney failure, hepatitis C, cancer, seizures, West Nile Virus, seven failed attempts to receive a donated kidney, my son, Matt, was finally scheduled for a kidney transplant tomorrow. Then disappointment, our old friend, struck again. Only hours before the […]
A friend recounted an experience in which he was buffeted by an evil influence for nearly a year. Despite numerous prayers, frequent fasts and priesthood blessings, he could not shake the relentless and violent onslaught. One morning, having been driven to his knees with the feeling of hopelessness, he pled for help, and this […]
Do we allow unanswered questions fell our tree of testimony or grow it? Just how much are we willing to risk or obsess on a question when weighty matters are at stake? Deciding what matters is one of the first steps to leaving Babylon and becoming a Zion person.