Tag Archives: christ

Looking to Christ in times of hardship

Sister Alana McCormack is serving as a family history missionary in our ward. She spends a lot of her time being the kind of missionary who jumps across the veil from time to time. I love her willingness to quietly serve others. She is a smartie and I love her. Here is her talk from […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]