The principle of Hope Hope is the confident expectation of and longing for the promised blessings of righteousness. The scriptures often speak of hope as anticipation of eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ. The word hope is sometimes misunderstood. In our everyday language, the word often has a hint of uncertainty. For example, we may say that we hope … Continue reading The principle of Hope

My review of Jeffrey R Holland’s conference talk

  Elder Jeffrey R. Holland spoke on "the Ministry of Reconciliation" in his talk at October 2018 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Since this is one of my favorite subjects I love this talk! He told a story about a father leaving the church for a time, his children's longing … Continue reading My review of Jeffrey R Holland’s conference talk

On forgiveness

In the book of Matthew we are told how often to forgive: (Matthew 18: 21-22) 21 ¶ Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me,  and I forgive him? till seven times? 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times  seven.  And then in the Doctrine and Covenants, Jesus is even more specific. D&C 64:10 -  I, the Lord, will forgive whom I will forgive, but of you it is required to forgive all men.   I personally know that the last scripture is for me. In the time that I have been in … Continue reading On forgiveness


"How Shall We Live? The Apostle Paul, quoting an Old Testament prophet, summarized what it means to be a believer when he wrote,  “The just shall live by faith” (Romans 1:17). Perhaps in this simple statement we understand the difference between a religion that is frail and ineffectual and one that has the power to … Continue reading Faith