Susan Evans McCloud
Recent Articles by Susan Evans McCloud
Published: Friday, May 31, 2013 5:32 pm MDT
The wonder of spring reminds us of the spiritual nature of beauty. We have a need for beauty. It enhances our spiritual natures and feeds our souls and increases our joy.
Published: Friday, April 12, 2013 4:48 pm MDT
As mortals we need ideals to follow, something greater than ourselves to seek after. The world offers us nothing. Truth is the ideal, and at the center of truth is the Savior. To seek after him is to also find ...
Published: Friday, February 15, 2013 5:22 pm MST
A letter expresses emotion. It is a gift that brings the writer close to us. It is something tangible we can literally hold to our hearts. The power of thought, purpose or emotion in a letter is powerful, impor...
Published: Friday, February 1, 2013 5:12 pm MST
Greatness is a quality of mind, spirit and behavior. In the lives of Ellis Shipp and Eliza Snow we see service, self-sacrifice, faith and obedience as they work to express the best within themselves and do the ...
Published: Friday, December 21, 2012 4:27 pm MST
"Here am I, send me," the Savior said in the pre-existence. Then he lived his whole life doing the will of his Father. So can we — trusting that he knows us and living so he can trust and depend on us.
Published: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 1:28 pm MST
Today we can still feel the spirit of Joseph Smith in those place hallowed by his life and the spiritual beginnings of the church. The different, distinct spirit of Brigham Young still imbues the life and being...
Published: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 5:19 pm MDT
Inner balance, knowledge of self helps us give to others. We "co-create" with Heavenly Father when we give out of pain, out of faith, one step at a time, with faith in our literal place as our Father's children...
Published: Friday, September 28, 2012 3:22 pm MDT
Tears are an expression of deep feeling that can cleanse and inspire us. Jesus wept; even God wept for his disobedient children. It may take courage to weep, but there can be a sacredness in our tears.
Published: Saturday, September 1, 2012 2:47 pm MDT
We tend to take what life gives us and not look inward to what we have that is uniquely our own. Some great spirits envision precisely what they desire and go about creating a beauty and reality of their own.
Published: Thursday, July 12, 2012 5:31 am MDT
We accept the gospel principles as revelation from heaven. But the "church" is made up of mortals with all their weaknesses and flaws. How does the LDS Church compliment the gospel and serve and prepare the Sai...