Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Light in a Dark World

Matthew 5:16, We should let our light shine to bring glory to God

by Cheryl Merrick

It is the middle of winter;
a time when the days are often gray
and plants are dormant or dead.
Perhaps this is when we need
light and hope the most.
The glittering holidays are over,
and it is now time to face stark reality.
Now is the time to allow the light He brought
to give us hope in our dark world.

Monday, January 26, 2015

What is God Like?

Most of what I write is my attempt to answer a question someone has asked me. This article is part of my response to a woman who wanted to know what God is like. Some scriptures in the Bible made her wonder if He was a vengeful God. These are my comments.

I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was 19 ( 46 years ago). I grew up in a religion that saw God as stern and unknowable. Coming to know Him has been a major concern in my life.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Faith makes all Possible

A warm thought for a new year! I have seen faith change marriages and families. I know it has changed my life.

Monday, January 5, 2015

The Miracle of the Holy Bible

I am really enjoying the videos on utube Mormon Channel. The scriptures have been life a lifeline to me helping be get through rough times.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

What is the Book of Mormon

I just saw this video this morning. It reminds me of when I first was introduced to the Book of Mormon. The claims seemed incredible, but I kept thinking, "What if it is really true and I don't find out?" I just had to know for myself, so I read the Book of Mormon and prayed about it. I was so impressed with the clarity of truths. All my questions were answered. I felt an assurance this this was the word of God. After 45 years of living the Gospel, I know it is true.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

A Friend - Arabian Proverb

A Friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one's heart,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it,
keep what is worth keeping,
and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.

The only way to have a friend is to be one.  Emerson   So True!

These are some of my most favorite sayings.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Christmas Truce

This is a special true Christmas story. I feel glad about their stopping the war but sad when they start again. It makes me feel how senseless war is. I am praying that there might be Peace on Earth if only in our hearts.