Category Bible

He’s In Your Boat!

I’ve lately been reading stories of the Saviour and boats. Not separately: together. I’ve previously written about Jesus walking on water, toward the storm-tossed fishing boat that held terrified friends. This story is instead an account of the Saviour, who travelled with his followers in a small boat. A storm gathers and soon the passengers […]

Knock: ask, search, [maybe] find

In 2015 I collected a stack of church-themed books that I, because I am that cat who seems to be living all nine lives at once, have not had a chance to delve into yet. The stack found its way to the back of my library shelves, and happening upon it kind of made my […]

Cry Unto God For All Thy Support

Yesterday in church the talks were on reading the scriptures. I was sitting with a woman who had been baptised at around the age of twelve in Australia, but she’d never really returned to church after that. She was maybe in her late forties now, and had found the chapel as she was taking a […]

The Character of Christ

I’ve been having a challenging time lately. Sometimes I feel the real temptation to shake my fists at the heavens and question God, “why! I know I’m a decent person; I know I work hard, and I really try!” For about a month, I really have felt like I’ve been plummeting, hitting road block after road block, […]

Christianity’s “errand into the wilderness”

I’m desperately scrambling  this morning to prepare my lesson for Relief Society today. I’ve been scrambling all week, amidst packing and moving house, and painting and furniture-assembling. I think the quick study breaks I’ve been trying to take in pockets throughout the week have kept me alive somehow. I came across an observation by Jeffrey […]

Plain and Precious Truths (1 Nephi 13)

As I’ve been studying lately, a simple phrase in the Book of Mormon has had me pondering at every spare moment for a few days. I’ve been thinking of the state of Jerusalem at the time of a few prophets who were called to immerse themselves in a chaotic people and preach a warning. Lehi was […]