Category Trust

… in all patience and faith

On a number of occasions in the past few months, the subject of Joseph Smith- and by extension, the leadership of lay ministry- has come up as I’ve met with women in my stewardship, and other friends and acquaintances. I think on words uttered as a promise and warning from Moroni to Joseph at their […]

He did straighten them in the wilderness

I love the way Nephi teaches of Moses’ people as they journeyed in the wilderness (1 Nephi 17):   Nephi has an opportunity to liken the Jews’ toil in the wilderness to that of his brethren, who also find themselves absolved from a land of tribulation (Jerusalem) and left to be rule-makers themselves. Though the […]

Virtue and Pitfalls

Linda S. Reeves, who serves in the General Relief Society Presidency, spoke at Women’s Conference on living virtuous lives. I loved the perspective she lent to the topic, and how inclusive she was of women in the pitfalls and dangers of the modern-day attack on virtue. The female journey through the dreary world is as […]

A Prophet, Seer & Revelator 

I have had this screen shot saved on my phone for a few weeks:    I saved this snippet of teaching because it struck me how vast the calling of “apostle” is. Dallin H. Oaks here displays his call to be a special witness of Christ, and a leader and steward of His church. First, […]

A God of Miracles

in Relief Society today we learned about the nature of miracles. It was a brilliant class, and our teacher, my wonderful friend Ferne, emphasised that miracles are not necessarily always mountain-moving occurrences; but they can be even small things that are sprinkled in our lives. As she taught, I realised how dangerous it is that […]

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Paul Cardall visited our ward on Sunday, as his parents are currently serving a mission here in London. As a treat, he played an improvised version of the hymn, Sweet Hour of Prayer. I found myself mulling over the words of this gentle song, Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer! Thy wings shall my petition […]