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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Can Members Express Dissatisfaction with Church Leadership?



After reading some of the comments from this small dissident group who would not sustain the leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ at General Conference last weekend, I felt I should write more. If you have heard anything about them, you probably have some questions. If you have been around a bit you are probably wondering if more is really going on here, and you would be right. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Can Members Disagree with Mormon Church Leaders?



Some people think that Mormons are controlled by their leaders; that we are kept in "lock step" and denied the opportunity to express our individual opinions. If this were true, I'd sure be in trouble since I have lots and lots of opinions on about everything!  But what about the people who where shouting their dissenting vote yesterday in General Conference?

Friday, April 3, 2015

He "Only" Died



A Jewish friend of mine told me that Jesus Christ can't be the Savior, the Messiah, because all he did was die. After a long history of oppression, the Jews were desperately looking for the true Messiah who would free them. But, as the Savior declared to Pilate when asked if he was trying to set up a political government, "My kingdom is not of this world".

He Is Risen: John the Beloved's Witness of the Resurrection

I was very touched by this video. John the Beloved, one of Jesus Christ's twelve disciples, shares his memories and the meaning of  the final days of the Savior's ministry.

Coming to Know Him



by Cheryl Merrick
The depth of His love and sacrifice
I can not comprehend,
but I feel it strengthening my soul.

Easter Thoughts



by Cheryl Merrick
In submission to His Father’s will,
He, who possesses the power to create worlds,
allows nails to be driven into his flesh
that He might save His friends.