Far too often when investigators or less-actives come to church and they smell or don’t look like the other members, the members put up a sign saying “Visitors welcome, but not wanted.”
Because we have the truth about the Godhead and our relationship to Them, we have the ultimate road map for our journey through mortality.
Throughout my life, I have always been able to rely on the promise that God would hear and answer my prayers. Over and over again, I experienced the reassuring feeling of peace that the decisions I was making in my life were in line with the plan God had in mind for me. I knew what it felt like to receive an answer to my prayers, and I felt complete confidence in my decisions as a result.
We live in tumultuous times. But the question is not how the Church will fare; rather, how will you and I fare?
With the digital age growing tremendously, and the age of the user getting younger and younger, many wonder what the digital etiquette for using our devices in a church setting is.
Today’s technology also allows us to use wireless telephones to exchange information rapidly. Recently Wendy and I were on assignment on another continent when we learned that a new baby had arrived in our family. We received the good news minutes after that birth had occurred half a world away.
I am the oldest child of 5 siblings. Among us, I am the most different, and the older I grew, the more I noticed these differences. The labels that were passed on to me felt unfair because I knew I was more than what people would call me. I will admit that it did bother me some...OK, a lot, but when I came to realize that I am a child of a loving Father in Heaven, I learned that it is alright to be different. I love myself just the way that I am, with all my differences, and I celebrate them because I have my own individual divine qualities and talents that I've been blessed with. I'm sure we can all relate to the stories below.