Tag Archive | priesthood

What if Jesus said, “No”?

This morning I prepared myself for a long communion with the Lord.  I had plenty of time and a good night’s sleep.  I prepared the sacrament (bread and wine – actually, cracker and juice), I offered up prayers for friends, family, etc.  All was as it should be.  Then, I prepared to settle in and […]

To Know God…

To know God is to know yourself. I have written before about my experience 20+ years ago in which I promised God that I would “seek to know Him”, and He responded in spectacular fashion, “Game on!” I highly doubt that I would be writing this right now if I weren’t continuing to keep my […]

All that Matters

This being that I talk to; commune with every morning…this Christ – it’s so hard sometimes to get past all the things that are rattling around in my mind, things that are happening in my life; challenges, fears, joys.  I’ve learned to consider it like an update, a “This is what’s going on with me; […]

Conversations with God #8 – Of Eternal Life

“Lord, I promised I would seek to know you.  I’ve tried really hard to keep that promise.  I’ve learned that I can’t really know you if that knowledge is filtered through the vision or knowledge of others, so I am seeking to come directly to you.  So, Lord, please tell me…who are you…REALLY??!!” The response […]

I Choose Not to Dispute

A call for prayer and fasting on the topic of the Guide and Standard was offered this past week – to fast and pray on Saturday, April 14. Well, I did fast and pray yesterday, but my efforts were directed in a different direction. That’s just the way it turned out. Nevertheless, I do have […]

The Essence of the Divine

January 20, 2018: 1 a.m. I had been asleep for about an hour when I was awakened by a dream that was breathtaking in its carnality. The physical excitement, the adrenaline, the temptation lingered way too long. It was shocking to me, and it frankly filled me with fear and dread. I began to ask […]

A More Nimble Servant

For my yoke is easy and my burden is light – Matthew 11:30 A facebook friend mentioned recently that she asked the Lord, and I paraphrase, “why this has to be so hard”, and He responded, “It doesn’t”. I believe that. When I was a child, I didn’t have a very close relationship with my […]

What if…

The following is the result of years of study and pondering and learning from the scriptures as well as, most recently, the books “A Course in Miracles”, “The Aquarian Gospel”, and Max Skousen’s discussion on Moroni 7, among countless other inputs along the way, including 20 years of prayer and teaching from the Lord. What […]

Fast for Charity – What Have I Learned So Far?

Well, we’re more than half-way through this “Fast for Charity”. What have I learned so far? The things I’ve learned coincide heavily with my reading in “A Course in Miracles”. It turns out that there are many who have read this book – especially outside of LDS circles. No matter. Its significance is in what […]

Charity Never Faileth

If so, his faith and hope is vain, for none is acceptable before God, save the meek and lowly in heart; and if a man be meek and lowly in heart, and confesses by the power of the Holy Ghost that Jesus is the Christ, he must needs have charity; for if he have not charity he is nothing; wherefore he must needs […]