Courage to Like Yourself–Your Talents

Do we recognize our own talents? We think of talents as playing an instrument, singing, or athletes, or art, or writing, or acting. These are not the only talents people have. Our talents are gifts from our Heavenly Father. We each have different interests which lead us to different talents. Our Father in Heaven hasContinue reading “Courage to Like Yourself–Your Talents”

Courage to Study the Scriptures: Matthew 15

Tradition. Or, outward signs of one’s faith. Jesus was trying to teach that the ancient traditions that had developed over the years that were extensions of religious rites instituted to teach of the coming of the Savior needed to be put away. One such was the washing of hands before certain daily tasks. In ourContinue reading “Courage to Study the Scriptures: Matthew 15”

Courage to Apply the Scriptures: Matthew 14

“… But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. He said, Bring them hither to me. And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass and took the five loaves, and the two fishes,Continue reading “Courage to Apply the Scriptures: Matthew 14”

Courage to Respect

Why did respect become a bad word?  Why did respect become something that is so casual that many don’t even notice anymore?  When did respect fall away? The most simple respect began to diminish when ‘anything goes’ happened at church.  Remember ‘Sunday Best’?  Now it’s ‘Sunday whatever I wear when I’m relaxing.’  The pastor atContinue reading “Courage to Respect”