Prayer

Home Church: March 29, 2020

Mar 29, 2020
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We started with a family prayer circle. There are a couple of variations that we do but our favorite is to join hands in a circle. Someone starts the prayer and when they are finished they squeeze the hand of…

Vlog #1 – Where Can I Turn For Peace?

Mar 2, 2020
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Well, here goes nothing, going to try to do a vlog post for something different. I feel compelled to write a little more here below but then that kind of defeats the purpose of having a video.

Our Part in Prayer

May 5, 2016
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I was driving with my daughters on the way to school and we were in a rush and had to pray in the car. My 8 year old offered a prayer and asked, “please bless us to do good in school…

Thoughts about prayer on a recent walk

Mar 26, 2016
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I was out for a walk recently at my in-laws and followed this trail that was laced with hundreds of bluebonnets. Deep into the trail, I found a quiet area that seemed to be a nice place to pray for a bit. It…

More Meaningful, Less Mechanical Prayer

Feb 21, 2016
13 min read

OneClimbs commenter and general all-around good guy Richard Nobbe left a comment on one of my recent posts and I thought he had a host of excellent questions. I was intrigued with the challenge of providing some of my own…

The Right Questions…to Answers We Cannot Comprehend

Jun 19, 2015
3 min read

The other day I was driving with a couple of my kids and my 4-year-old asked me, “How many miles till we get home? What time are we going to be there?” If she was an adult I would have had no…

Prayer, our Enemies, and the Poor

Jan 13, 2015
4 min read

Some verses in Alma have been on my mind a lot lately. The general flow and message is inspiring and challenging and there are many other little nuggets throughout. I was thinking about how flocks are mentioned here and how important…

The Lost Practice of Recording Prayers

Nov 12, 2014
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“To remember is to rescue the sacred from the vacuum of oblivion.” – The Crucible of Doubt by Terryl & Fiona Givens I would add, “so record to ensure that you can remember.” I’ve written several articles here on the…

Cry unto the Lord

Nov 9, 2014
8 min read

The inspiration for this article came from an observation I made today during an Elders quorum lesson on prayer. We read the following portion of the sermon from Amulek in Alma 34: 17 Therefore may God grant unto you, my brethren,…

The Bible Dictionary and Hard, Old Gum Under the Table

Apr 1, 2014
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When I was bored in middle and high school (which was very common) I would often read dictionaries, which sounds boring, but I loved discovering new words and ideas. When I was a teenager, I read and studied the entire Bible…

Our Earnest Prayers in Their Behalf

Mar 6, 2014
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“Do our spouses, children, and other family members likewise feel the power of our prayers offered unto the Father for their specific needs & desires? Do those we serve hear us pray for them with faith and sincerity? If those we love…

How Prayer, Creation, Returning and Reporting Can Make Life Awesome

Aug 31, 2013
6 min read

What if there was a doctrinally-based way to make every single day of your life significant, meaningful and amazing? Well, there is and it is so simple. I’ve only been doing this for a few days now and am still…

Breakdown of Alma 32:28

Jun 12, 2011
16 min read

This is one of my favorite all-time verses for a multitude of reasons but I was thinking about it a lot today and thought I put some of these ideas together.