Speaking of character in a recent article Richard G. Scott said, “It is the manifestation of what you are becoming. Your character will be the yardstick that God will use to determine how well you have used your mortal life… Strong character is more important than what you own, what you have learned, or what… Continue reading Character and Obedience
Reposted from Forward Walking January 24th, 2014 by Daniel Adam Freeman As an oldest child, I am used to fixing problems—both in my life and in the lives of my siblings. With the suicide of my brother in 2008, for the first time in my life I faced a problem that I couldn’t fix. My brother lay in the… Continue reading When A Loved One Commits Suicide
In the distance a Man walks amidst the waves of the sea. They rise and heave, moving all around Him, undulating back and forth as they threaten the very foundation upon which He seems to stand. And yet, in spite of everything He sees, He walks peacefully, calmly, and serenely forward through the squall to… Continue reading The Only Sure Foundation
Reposted from Forward Walking January 8th, 2014 by Daniel Adam Freeman “The way I figure it, YOU were BUILT for relationships!” he said. Sitting in the desert, I poured out my soul to a dear friend Jeff Martin. He had a deep well of wisdom from which to draw, and although I wasn’t expecting anything in… Continue reading You Were Built for Relationships!
Yesterday we went to the LDS temple in Monticello. Many thoughts flooded into my mind as we drove there about the way in which we follow, or serve, the Lord our God. So, why do we keep the commandments of the Lord, great or small? Let’s use these questions as we evaluate the potential reasons why… Continue reading Whom do you serve?
What is godliness? What does it mean to be, or become, or remain godly? (The text of a talk I gave 11/16/2013) So what is the mystery of godliness as outlined in scripture? In Doctrine and Covenants 19:10 the Lord says, “For, behold, the mystery of godliness, how great it is!” Godliness is the process of becoming… Continue reading The Mystery of Godliness
As I conclude this year I look back and am pleased with the progress I have made in certain areas of my life. Looking forward, however, I see more room for growth and change. I see areas of my life that need, and deserve, attention and improvement. So what are these areas of improvement in… Continue reading Goals for the New Year
In the movie Ephraim’s Rescue the main character, Ephraim, discovered that the Lord had given him the spiritual gift of healing. As his life progressed he came to realize the power and reality of his gift, as well as the responsibility bestowed upon him to use it properly. Prior to giving a blessing, by the laying on… Continue reading Petitioning God with Clean Hands
Last night we watched a new inspirational film based on real historical events. It is highly spiritual and touched my soul. It is about men and women who draw closer to God through hardship and who sacrifice everything in pursuit of truth. It is also about one man who wants nothing more than to be… Continue reading Ephraim’s Rescue
It is the habits we choose to keep, in the face of change, that shape our future. Having recently moved to Colorado I did not realize, until now, how attached I was – not only to my habits, but to the way in which I performed them. In Arizona I had a built-in gym in my apartment… Continue reading The Way of Habits