Courage to Ask “Why Me Lord?”

Why me Lord, what have I ever doneTo deserve even oneOf the pleasures I’ve knownTell me Lord, what did I ever doThat was worth loving youOr the kindness you’ve shown. I’ve loved this song since the first time I heard it quite a while ago. As I was listening to it on Pandora this weekContinue reading “Courage to Ask “Why Me Lord?””

Courage to Not Get on the Bandwagon

With the hyper information from social media one subject can become fact immediately without the little bit of research that could disprove that fact. One brief example is the hyper ignorance bebopping around about ivermectin. Regardless of how you feel about political situations, the mean posts, misleading memes and people just not being nice toContinue reading “Courage to Not Get on the Bandwagon”

Courage to be Joyful

What is joyful? It is true happiness coming from deep within. Satan doesn’t like joy, he wants people to be depressed, frustrated, hateful, and the list goes on. Robbing us of our joy that is found in the gospel is how evil grows. Even when we have been wronged, actually or misconstrued, Satan digs itContinue reading “Courage to be Joyful”

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”