Category Discipleship

We are responsible for our own discipleship

A month or so ago Elder Alan Phillips visited with us and something he said in sacrament meeting has made an impression on me. He observed that here and there in the Church today, he comes across gatherings where the saints place emphasis on perhaps not the right things. Activities, socialising and what he called […]

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 […]

My Peace I Give Unto You

Last Sunday’s lesson was a lesson of promises! Howard W. Hunter’s legacy includes a great fondness for the stories of the saviour; a desire to be closer to Him, to walk where He walked. What has struck me is that he also warns as you would expect someone with a prophetic duty to do so. He […]

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 […]

Mary Declares: Master

I’ve been giving a great deal of thought lately to Mary Magdalene. My best friend from college to the present day says that Magdalene is her scripture heroine, and as with most things Anna comes out with, I considered it a very wise and admirable choice. I have been thinking of Mary a lot since […]

I Cannot Watch Them

There’s a beautiful compilation of music that tells the story of the Saviour’s final days in His mortal journey. It’s called Lamb of God, composed by Rob Gardner. It’s written with reverence to the story of Christ’s atonement and final teaching, and it’s told from the perspective of Peter and other apostles. The role of […]

Willing to Mourn With Those That Mourn

It’s my privilege to know exceptional people.  I’d like to say it’s because I’m picky about who I associate with, but truthfully I think Heavenly Father put His favourites in my path. Last night I got an email from one such favourite, and she reminded me of a great lesson. A young father in her […]