Alma describes the ‘restoration’ which resurrection brings to pass in this way: The soul shall be restored to the body, and the body to the soul; yea, and every limb and joint shall be restored to its body; yea, even a hair of the head shall not be lost; but all things shall be restored … Continue reading Resurrection and restoration: what ‘frame’ will we be restored to?
We can let hard things make us either hard or soft. Which one occurs depends on whether we do these two things: seeking to forgive others, and giving ourselves up to God. Hard things will happen. We can’t control it. Part of the struggle for us is our natural desire to control what happens. We … Continue reading Soft hearts from hard things
I love Isaiah! Have I said I love Isaiah? One of the things I love about this book is the most beautiful promises the prophet shares, in his eloquent, poetic language. When I became aware of Isaiah, as an adolescent, those promises are what stood out to me; I was drawn to their poetry, and … Continue reading Re-post: Beautiful promises from Isaiah
Alma 23:28 describes a linked process between reception of the Holy Spirit and the attributes of godliness. Alma exhorts to, first, humble ourselves before God, then pray to Him, and be alert to temptation and our own weakness or preparation. This brings the influence of the Holy Spirit to us, makes us aware of that … Continue reading How the Holy Spirit changes our desires (and why the Gift of His assistance is essential to salvation)
As always, General Conference this year, in April, was excellent. Of course, some talks and teachings stood out to me. This post shares some of those. Included are feelings and thoughts I had about what was said, as well as direct quotes (indented) and paraphrasings. The standout talk for me was Elder Bednar‘s. I could … Continue reading Insights and favourite thoughts from General Conference