Category: Inspirational

Behavior & Conviction

In 3 Nephi 15, the Lord announces that the Law of Moses has been fulfilled in Him. He has accomplished all its requirements, and its performances in large part are done away. The law of Moses was a behavioral discipline. But we know that, as President Packer said, the gospel of Jesus Christ has greater… Read more »

The Resolutionary War

7:30 already? “Crap,” I exclaimed groggily as I stretched my protesting leg muscles beneath the tangled sheets. My roommate’s alarm clock sounded like canon fire from the bunk above my head. “Good morning,” he grumbled in his characteristic pseudo-drunk, pseudo-French accent (paying daily homage to his favorite movie, The Brothers Bloom). I returned the salutation in like manner… Read more »

Marriage & Religion

For me, the question of whether or not living a religious lifestyle benefits marriage can only be answered in the affirmative. I have seen many people I love struggle through and end their marriages when their previously-strong commitment to God waned; it seems that losing faith in Him starts people on the path of losing… Read more »

#BecauseofPresMonson

Please excuse my likely cliché pick for a favorite thought, but President Monson said it best when he said (and has now frequently repeated) that “Decisions determine destiny.” So often we feel that we are being blown about by the winds of chance and tribulation, like we’re but objects in some weird cosmic toy box… Read more »

What If?

What if we were men of our word? What if we accomplished everything we wanted to each day? What if we were punctual; would it really make a difference? What if we worked all day? What if we did so daily? What if we enjoyed working? What if we got satisfaction from earning each night’s… Read more »