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The Covenant and Symbolism of Baptism

  Baptism is the first ordinance each of us participates in when we enter Christ's Church. The Christian world has many ways of baptizing, and some Christian churches view it as being more a symbolic...

Our Philosophy at Mormonbasics.com

  My personal vocabulary is considered by most to be well above average. But in the world of the Mormon intellectual, those who use the Greek tradition of arguing everything, where nothing is sacred, and...

Two Sorrows, Part 2

The scriptures refer to godly sorrow and worldly sorrow. In this two-part series we will look at the difference between the two, and you will be better equipped to judge which kind of sorrow...

Two Sorrows, Part 1

  The scriptures refer to godly sorrow and worldly sorrow. In this two-part series we will look at the difference between the two, and you will be better equipped to judge which kind of sorrow...

Mites and Farthings, Mites and Farthings

  We hear of the widow's mite in the scriptures. When Jesus was watching people give their offerings to the temple treasury, many wealthy men put large donations into the temple coffers, and people were...

How Do I Ponder?

  Have you ever had someone come into the room and say, "Think fast!" as they throw something at you that you either need to catch or dodge? Thinking fast is the opposite of pondering....

Sustain One Another

  Ubiquitous. Now there is a great word. It means "being everywhere, especially at once." If you have lived in Hawaii (and don't we all?) the ants are ubiquitous. There are so many of them,...
lost boy syndrome

How to Handle Lost Boy Syndrome

  In the book, "Peter Pan" by J. M. Barrie we find an island full of lost boys. At one time, they were part of larger families, but somehow became lost to those families, and...

Meek or Weak?

  We all know that the meek shall inherit the earth, so in that sense it is a good thing to be meek. But what about those who view meekness as a weakness? Is there...

The Purposes of Being A Missionary

  I wrote a series of four short articles based on the material in Preach My Gospel, from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These articles were published at www.perparetoserve.com. There are many...