Who is your master?

Who is your master? “We have to decide who our Master truly is. There will be no fence sitting as we move into the future.  Either we will choose to follow the Lord’s prophet, or we will choose otherwise and will be left on our own.  This is no different than it is for us today – only the stakes …

Go to the source of all truth…

“The Lord has gently reminded me that His ways are not man’s ways.  He has counseled me many times to trust Him, to increase my faith, and to learn to listen more to His spirit.  He has taught me that rather than asking, “Why?” I am to ask, “What am I to do with this knowledge?” and “How am I …

The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect “The Lord has a plan for each and every one of us.  When it comes to spiritual preparations, our thoughts and intentions do matter.  They not only impact us personally on every level, but they also influence others.  In fact, we are all so interconnected that our thoughts, intentions, and actions have an impact or “ripple effect” …

Learning to discern the spirit

“Learning to discern when and how the Lord speaks to us is critical.  Learning, knowing, and understanding when the Holy Ghost is speaking to us is essential to our salvation, and being able to discern the light from the dark in every aspect of our lives is of great importance. One day our ability to do this will in fact …

The Time is Now – Chap. 12 – “Troubles in Chicago”

Troubles in Chicago “As part of the troubles, I was shown that the day will come when the great city of Chicago will lie in ruin. I was shown that the seeds of wickedness and corruption which were long ago planted in that city will soon ripen and lead to its very destruction.  I was shown that civil unrest will …

Decisions before us…

President Thomas S. Monson has said, “Decisions are constantly before us. To make them wisely, courage is needed – the courage to say no, the courage to say yes.  Decisions do determine destiny.  I plead with you to make a determination right here, right now, not to deviate from the path which will lead you to your goal: eternal life …

Faith…

“With faith in our Heavenly Father, we can have hope for the future, optimism in our present tasks, and inner peace.” —  President Ezra Taft Benson, “Living Joyfully in Troubled Times,” Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, Chapter 4.

The Lord loves you!

The Lord loves you! He knows you by name.  He has not forgotten you. He has not abandoned you. You are His child and He wants to hear from you.  He wants you to be happy.  He knows the burdens you carry and the heartache you feel.  He loves you more than you could even imagine.  He has a plan …

Look to the condition of your finances

“I urge you, brethren, to look to the condition of your finances.  I urge you to be modest in your expenditures; discipline yourselves in your purchases to avoid debt to the extent possible.  Pay off debt as quickly as you can, and free yourselves from bondage. This is part of the temporal gospel in which we believe.  May the Lord …