“And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
“And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him,
Master, carest thou not that we perish?
“And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and
there was a great calm.
“And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
“And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind
and the sea obey him?” (Mark 4:36–41.)
“All of us have seen some sudden storms in our lives. A few of them, though temporary like these on the
Sea of Galilee, can be violent and frightening and potentially destructive. As individuals, as families, as
communities, as nations, even as a church, we have had sudden squalls arise which have made us ask
one way or another, “Master, carest thou not that we perish?” And one way or another we always hear
in the stillness after the storm, “Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?”
We must learn to always have faith in the Savior, even when it looks like our boat is going to fill with
water and sink. There is always a way to get through the trials and problems that we face in life. We
need to have faith that our Heavenly Father will show us the way past the obstacle.
St. George Temple, Tree Vertical Plaque“Enduring to the end is a hallmark of true discipleship and is essential to eternal life. Butwhen trials and challenges come our way, we are often told to simply “hang in there.” Letme be clear: to “hang in there” is not a principle of the gospel. Enduring to the end [...]
Christ Walking on Water by Julius Von Klever found hereElder David A. Bednar spoke about the miracle of Christ walking on the water. He said,“The counsel Alma gave to his son Helaman applies precisely to each of us today: “Yea,see that ye look to God and live” (Alma 37:47). We should look to and have our [...]
Perfect Love by Del Parsons“Some years ago in our meetinghouse in Darmstadt, Germany, a group of brethren was asked tomove a grand piano from the chapel to the adjoining cultural hall, where it was needed for amusical event. None were professional movers, and the task of getting that gravity-friendlyinstrument through the chapel and into the [...]
Birth of Jesus picture found here.“No love in mortality comes closer to approximating the pure love ofJesus Christ than the selfless love a devoted mother has for her child.”Elder Holland said in a General Conference talk, “You see, it is not onlythat they bear us, but they continue bearing with us. It is not only theprenatal [...]
(Hold On Tight by Liz Lemon Swindle)“Love is the measure of our faith, the inspiration for our obedience, and the true altitude of ourdiscipleship.” It is easy to give up on our faith when we are struggling with a little set back or obstacle in our lives. We may forget our goals and our true [...]
"My challenge this morning is for each of us, wherever we live, to see ourselves in the temple. President Monson has stated: “Until you have entered the house of the Lord and have received all the blessings which await you there, you have not obtained everything the Church has to offer. The all-important and crowning [...]
"It [the temple] is a symbol of covenants we make with God our Father. It is a symbol of holiness and reminds us of the person we ought to be. It stands as a fixed star to remind us of the path which leads to eventual reunion with our Heavenly Father."The Newport Beach Temple will [...]
Elder Dallin H. Oaks said, "The kind of marriage required for exaltation is eternal in duration and godlike in quality." I have been studying and learning in depth more about eternal families the last couple of weeks. I guess I had never given much thought to how we define eternal life. After learning more I realize [...]
365 days ago my best friend and little brother, Elder Thompson, left on his mission to Wichita, Kansas. my love for missionary work skyrocketed the day he left and has continued to grow each and every day.in a sacrament meeting held in the MTC, President Monson shared a message about his own love for missionary [...]