Moses became aware of the magnitude of the creation and its purpose firsthand, by talking face to face with God and beholding his works. There are few who have had that experience. But others have beheld God’s majesty through his works. Abraham Lincoln stated his conviction when he said that he could not conceive how […]

Time Heals

It was Thomas Mann who said, “Time cools, time clarifies; no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the hours.” (The Magic Mountain.) Our moods do change, so we need to distinguish between a mood and a basic belief. The Book of Mormon doesn’t become untrue because we have had a bad day! When one […]


Father in Heaven has provided us tools that help to build the fortifications between our vulnerabilities and our faithfulness. Consider the following suggestions: Make covenants and receive ordinances for yourself. … Share the gospel with nonmember or less-active family members or friends. … Serve faithfully in all Church callings … Most important, serve the members […]

Adopt Our Pioneer Heritage

It is not enough to study or reenact the accomplishments of our pioneers. We need to identify the great, eternal principles they applied to achieve all they achieved for our benefit and then apply those principles to the challenges of our day. In that way we honor their pioneering efforts, and we also reaffirm our […]