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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Matthew 20:9 – Matthew 23 The very first time I heard the story of the Ten Virgins I loved it. I don’t know if it was because I loved weddings so much, or if it was because I loved learning about the Second Coming. Either way, having two favorites combined together in one story made […]

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Matthew  15:38 – Matthew 20:9 Elder Bednar defined tender mercies as ‘very personal and individualized blessings, strength, protection, assurances, guidance, loving-kindnesses, consolation, support and spiritual gifts which we receive from and because of and through the Lord Jesus Christ.”  (David A. Bednar, “The Tender Mercies of the Lord,” Liahona, May 2005, 99–102) Many people consider […]

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Matthew 12:33 – Matthew 15:8 When I returned home from school in Hawaii, I bought a surf magazine with a title that caught my eye.  The main story featured surfers who had converted to Christianity because of their experiences in the ocean.  The title of the article was, “Closer to God.”  It was filled with […]

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Matthew 9:5 – Matthew 12:33 Both of my sons are in the moment of transition where they are about to leap from children into men, and they will become what they will spend the rest of their life doing.  One wants to be an orthodontist, the other an emergency room doctor.  In recent conversations my […]

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Matthew 5:29 – Matthew 9:5 My mind is filled with wise men, fishing nets, and sermons. Three different stories with lessons that are similar ––each story extending an invitation. Remember the wise men from the east that came to worship the Lord? They followed a star, spoke with Herod, and searched diligently until they found […]

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