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Low volume is not reverence; worship is not whispers. While quiet and calm are outward evidence of inner commitment, real reverence begins and ends with our proximity to Jesus.
Some people judge, reject or exclude persons or groups while themselves refusing to submit to God. The parable of the Two Sons shows us that anyone can reform and become a disciple, and that unrighteous judgmen...
Without Jesus Christ, there is no lasting joy in life because there is no eternal purpose in death.
The company we keep and the people we admire help to shape our thoughts, feelings, desires and actions. Choose friends and heroes wisely. For what we love we emulate, and what we emulate we become.
Humility is not weakness, submissiveness is not surrender — at least not in the worldly sense. Childlike virtues are not childish. For Christians, becoming “as a child” is the door to heaven.
Despite the cliche about old dogs and new tricks, we are never too old to learn. If we allow routine or age to define our learning limits, we miss the opportunity for growth. The real voyage of discovery is not...
Exposed under special light, scorpions can’t hide their true nature. In like manner, the light of the Holy Ghost exposes spiritual dangers to protect our souls. The Holy Ghost testifies, purifies and prot...
The real feast is not only in the menu, but the appetite. For Christians, our charge is to “hunger and thirst after righteousness” (Matthew 5:6) and to “feast upon the word of Christ” (2...
Although I had used simple language during the temple interview, Jimmy thought a giant zip-close bag would "seal" him by suffocation. He had been willing to sacrifice himself for his family.
Without the syncopation of change, we couldn’t grow any more than a string of identical musical notes could evolve from monotone to symphony. Even abrupt or unexpected can help us adapt and flourish at ev...