Category Grace

The pelting of this pitiless storm

Very occasionally Londoners are able to tear their commuting eyes from their newspapers or books or phones and take in the advertisements that paste the walls of the underground tube carriages. The market research on this must be very broad because these ads are usually products for hair growth or Scandinavian-style furniture. So imagine my […]

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 […]

Anticipating New Apostles (A Broken Heart and a Contrite Spirit)

Since the last installment of the Semi-Annual General Conference of the Church in April, three apostles have passed away. President Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, died in July; Elder L. Tom Perry died in May and yesterday Elder Richard G. Scott passed away. I wrote recently on the call of […]

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 […]

Grace: the Enabling Power of the Atonement

I follow a few great Mormon-theme Instagram accounts that pepper my feed with inspirational reminders every day. Recently I came across one from @mormonmonday. It was a picture of Jesus Christ, drawn particularly handsomely- so naturally I paused. The caption was from Dallin H. Oaks: “I testify of our saviour, Jesus Christ, whose example we […]