Devotional Talk Given at Brigham Young University-HawaiiMarch 2, 2011 I would like to begin by giving you a pop quiz. I do not want to test your mind. I want to test your heart. I will read six very brief statements. As I read them, please pay attention, not to what you think, but to what you feel. I am he who was prepared from the foundation of the world to redeem my people. Behold I am Jesus Christ. (Ether 3:14). I came into the world to do the will of my Father (3Nephi 27:13). I have Read More.
I’ve heard it said that people change and spiritually progress for two main reasons: Either their minds have been opened, or their hearts have been broken. When both happen, just imagine the growth that can take place…Fallen world forcesWe live in a fallen world. Because we live on this telestial planet, we have to abide by telestial law, which thrusts us into realms of CONTRAST. If we experience light, we must experience darkness to become aware of the difference. To truly enjoy health, we must Read More.
The following comes from Wallace Goddard’s series, Discoveries: Essential Truths for Relationships. To see the previous article in the series, click here. “In 25 years of marriage, my wife and I have never fought. We have never even raised our voices with each other.” The rest of us in the high priest group sagged. Probably none of us could say the same thing.He continued: “Both of us know that we want the best for each other. So, if anything my wife says hurts my feelings, I know that I have Read More.
Think for a minute: What’s your greatest aspiration? Maybe you want to start your own business, or find a way to make a difference in the world. No matter what your professional or personal goals, many high achievers have certain traits in common. One trait that can drive you to succeed—but can also work against you—is perfectionism.According to Gordon Flett, a professor of psychology in the Faculty of Health at York University who has done research on perfectionism and health, recent studies Read More.
Physical abuse is rarely hard to define or recognize. When spiritual abuse is present, on the other hand, it can be extremely difficult to figure out what is really going on, even when the pain of it is extreme. So let’s define spiritual abuse, shine a clear light on it and bring it out of hiding. Years ago, a revered (now retired) counsellor, Ed McCormack helped me come up with this definition:Whenever a true principle is taught without the Spirit, implemented with coercion, or used to diminish Read More.