Forgetting about God

As Israel was preparing to head towards the new land Moses gave them God’s commandments. You can find these in Deuteronomy 5. Deuteronomy 6 expands on these commandments but it is not just for the people of Israel but all of us who profess to follow the Lord God. Some points to note are that keeping God’s commands would result in a long, full life and great blessing. verses 2-3. However Israel was not only to keep God’s commands but to teach them, verse 7. They were to be an integral part of everyday life. God and his commands were … Continue reading

Mother’s Day Loot

Twas the night before Mother’s Day… are you headed to bed with visions of sugar plums dancing in your head? If you’re dreaming of waking up to a clean house, a new Dyson, hot breakfast on a tray served to you by non-bickering children and a bouquet of perky tulips, you may want to take an extra Ambien before you hit the hay tonight. Take two if you are relying on your husband to produce your Mother’s Day loot. According a recent poll conducted by, 44 percent of dads forget to deliver a single rose on Mother’s Day. That’s … Continue reading

Good Reason to Take Notice

When God gives commands there is a good reason for them. Yet how easily people ignore God and what He has said and instructed. God through Moses gave Israel statutes and commands before they entered the Promised Land. He gave them these instructions, so they would know how to live in the land. He gives us commands and instructions, so we know how to live. We find them in the Bible. Deuteronomy 4:2 is very clear about not adding to or taking away from what God has said. This is as important for us today as it was for the … Continue reading

Expectations of Marriage

The success or failure of a marriage, I’d suggest, does have a lot to do with expectations of the marriage. Many times expectations are unrealistic and romantic. They have a dewy eyed view of marriage. Then when reality hits, it is hard to cope with. The reality is marriage is not all happy times and romance. Sometimes it can be hard. Be prepared for that. Sometimes you may still feel lonely or misunderstood. Don’t expect marriage to fulfill all your needs and expect that person to fulfill all your needs. This is an unrealistic expectation. No –one person can do … Continue reading

Rememberance of Things Past

One of the things we tend to do as human beings at times, is forget too easily. Compare two people and their memories of the same experience and you will soon see how different they are, because we forget. We can do the same with forget, we forget too easily. When we are undergoing a difficult situation, we need to remember how God has helped us and delivered us in the past. Past experience of God builds our trust and encouragement and hope for the future. It was David’s past experience of God and God’s faithfulness and deliverance that enabled … Continue reading

Solutions for The Troublesome Tongue

Yesterday I talked about the dangers of the tongue in marriage relationships. All too often that is our spouse or family- the people we should be closest to that come in for the brunt of it. Surely this is a good reason then for us to learn to temper our tongues. It might well be an interesting idea for a married couple to do a bible study together about the tongue and its effects. This might make us more prone to stop and think before we speak. The bible has a lot to say, in James 1:26, James3:6-10, and 1 … Continue reading

Young Women: “Daughters of Heavenly Father”

In her talk “Daughters of Heavenly Father” Sister Susan B Tanner addressed the Young Women at the special Young Women’s session of conference. Her talk focused on the importance of each young woman remembering who they are. This knowledge helps guide each young woman in the choices that she will face. Sister Tanner opens her talk by sharing a story of her granddaughter. As a three-year-old she had learned that she was special, and did not hesitate to share that with others. Sister Tanner goes on to say that while you may learned that at a young age, by the … Continue reading

Visiting Teaching: Spiritual Promptings

One of the greatest claims that we have once we have been confirmed as members of Christ’s church is the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost. So long as we keep our lives in order, so long as we constantly strive to draw closer to our Savior, we have both the blessing and the right to claim divine inspiration as it is needed in our lives. This month’s visiting teaching lesson focuses on how we, as sisters, can become an instrument in God’s hands as we listen to and obey the promptings of the Holy Ghost. Many times in our … Continue reading

Author Interview – Linda Paulson Adams: Motherhood and Inspiration

Thank you for joining us for the fourth installment of our conversation with author Linda Paulson Adams. If you missed parts one, two or three, click on these links to get caught up. Linda, I know you’re a busy mom. How many children do you have? Six. Three boys and three girls, ranging from ages sixteen to five. That means two in high school, one in middle school, two in elementary, and one in preschool. Busy. How do you balance motherhood and writing, art, and all the other things you do? Ah, the age-old question of balance. As a Christian, … Continue reading

Believing in What We Can Not See

I don’t believe it’s our job to convince people of the existence of God. Let’s face it, if people take a look around themselves and still can’t see the divinity of creation, how are we, by just our words, going to be able to convince someone differently? Psalm 19:1-2, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech and night unto night reveals knowledge.” Romans 1:18-20, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may … Continue reading