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Having a Thankful Heart | Worship

Recently, as I was heading off to work, I felt somewhat downhearted in the cold darkness of that morning. As I got in my car, I felt a powerful question hit me in the chest,... — Updated 11/25/2020


Love and Service | Worship

“Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all . . . “ (Holy Bible Galations... — Updated 9/23/2020


Rising Above Winds of Doubt | Worship

Joshua 1:9 “Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” In the Bible, there is a... — Updated 6/18/2020


Worship: How much is a person worth?

If you take a $20 bill, crumble it up, step on it, and even rub the bill in the mud, does it still hold value? How about a person, with their weaknesses and limitations, does an... — Updated 4/3/2020


Worship | Gratitude is the best attitude

"Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” --Aphonse Karr In today’s world, where there is so much conflict, it is easy to become jaded... — Updated 11/27/2019


Consider the Lilies l Worship

Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. (Holy Bible, Luke 12:27)... — Updated 9/5/2019


Where do you come from? l Worship

Recently, I was visiting with one of my children. We were talking about their great-grandparents and some of the trials that they had faced. As we visited, I thought of the saying,... — Updated 3/27/2019


Finding happiness through gratitude l Worship

The Thanksgiving holiday holds wonderful memories for me. As a child, my family would take a four-hour drive to celebrate the holiday with my grandparents. My Japanese grandmother... — Updated 11/28/2018


Finding your true self by serving others l Worship

He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. (Matthew 10:39) On Sept 15, President Russell M. Nelson, the current prophet and... — Updated 9/26/2018 Full story


What faith and trust can do

As a young child, my father would put me on the counter and instruct me to jump to him. He would immediately catch me and then he would place me slightly higher and have me do the same thing. As I got older, I would ask, "Are... — Updated 7/3/2018


The Empty Garden Tomb l Worship

In April 2016, Elder Paul V. Johnson, a church leader, shared the following personal experience, “Nearly one year ago, our daughter Alisa died. She had struggled with cancer for almost eight years, with several surgeries, many... — Updated 4/4/2018


The grateful heart I Worship

Recently, I attended a memorial for my grandmother, Masae Sakuma Nishimoto (1914-2017). I was overwhelmed by how thankful I felt to her and my grandfather for the life they created for their children and grandchildren. My grandmoth... — Updated 11/22/2017


Without commandments, we tend to confuse good and evil | Worship

With so many challenges in the world, the separation between wrong and right seems to be blurring. Drug and alcohol abuse; the loss of civil discourse; hatred and animosity; selfish... — Updated 9/6/2017


Having good courage means having faith | Worship

“Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest” (Joshua 1:9). In the Bible, there is a... — Updated 6/28/2017


For the faithful, our Father’s plan is happiness, eternal life | Worship

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” The saying has been attributed to Benjamin Franklin. All of us plan for many things in our lives. We plan to get an education; w... — Updated 3/29/2017


Don’t let God’s words hit the ground | Worship

Many of you will remember the biblical story of a boy prophet named Samuel. As the story goes, Samuel heard a voice three times during the night, and thinking it was his mentor,... — Updated 11/16/2016 Full story


Endure in faith during times of hardship | Worship

Some years ago, many youth from our community participated in a re-enactment to commemorate the Mormon pioneers trek from Iowa to Utah. Historically, many pioneers had wagons and... — Updated 8/31/2016


Two stories that illustrate devotion | Worship

I’d like to share with you two stories that, while very different, both have to do with devotion: An elderly gentleman went to his doctor and complained, “My wife is getting... — Updated 6/22/2016


Easter and the heroic atonement | Worship

Spring is here, with the wonderful promise of new life and renewal. And so it was in the spring that the Son of God gave His precious life for all of us. He died on the cross, but... — Updated 3/23/2016


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