For with God nothing shall be impossible (Luke 1:37). I have many reasons to be grateful. This year I am remembering the astounding miracle of the Lord’s saving my son from AIDS and kidney failure. On April 1, 1990, my wife and I rushed our fifteen-year old son, Matt, to the hospital because he was […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Amen is one of the most common and misunderstood religious words. What does amen mean? The answer might surprise you.
Millions of people have been converted by the Book of Mormon, but few people have been converted to the Book of Mormon. My friend and former stake president, Vern Sommerfeldt, taught me that.
In my life, I have witnessed many extraordinary acts of faith. I would like to single out one. Last summer, Jason, my son-in-law, had a strong feeling that he needed to immediately move his family from Florida to Utah. The feeling drove him to the temple, where, for six hours, he sat in the celestial […]
Moroni chose to complete the Book of Mormon with a plea that we not deny the power and gifts of God. Miracles are around us every day, if we are observant. Here are two stories that a friend shared with me about God’s power and gifts.
The journey through the Lord’s Wilderness is like what Elder Maxwell called “the trek of treks.”[i] The scriptures are filled with accounts of spiritual journeys. If we were to outline them, we would see that they follow the sequence of the Beatitudes, which are the principles of blessedness.[ii]
In the autumn of 1941, Avilda Curtis received an unexpected gift.
The story of Jairus and his dying daughter is a perfect example of Jesus’ ability to save a spiritually dying child even when all seems lost.