Saturday, January 30, 2016


My classes have been a good way to reflect on faith. Faith is more than what you follow. Faith is linked to you as a person. Faith is what we need to endure what we are dealt. No matter if it is a simple trial or a hard one. Our faith is what gets us to the end result.

We may not understand why we go through these trials. The hard ones we sometimes go through so we can help someone else get through it. Sometimes we go through it grow as a person. When we have issues with faith it usually a person thing not a Lord thing. We are people in the world instead of of the world. We tend to follow what happens in the world instead of trying to be the light of the world.

Over the last few weeks I have watched a few close friends go through some very hard things. The worst so far is having to watch a young mother prepare to bury her 7 week old son. She has great support from many and is doing well but I know part of her is questioning. I'm questioning why. As the time passes she may get answers, she may not. As her faith is tested i know she has a strong testimony in the Lords work so I'm sure her faith will remain safe. As the outsider looking in I can offer my prayers for her continued comfort and offer any support I can to her and her family.

As my own faith has seen some trials I have been able to get through them with the knowledge that my heavenly father has a plan even if I may not understand why. I just made sure that I kept reading and trying to get a better understanding of the plan of salvation. We all have a plan for us from heavenly father. He supports us, even when we don't follow him. He still keeps us with him. He never gives up on us, so why give up on him.

Just a few thoughts over the last few weeks.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Right back at it...

With the start of the semester I'm going to be adding some posts maybe weekly. It all depends on how I decide to do my assignment that week...

This week in our studies we read Alma 30-35. As I studied I figured out what I would teach (talk about in class). I continued to study the block of scriptures and Alma 30 really stuck out to me.

Someone at work had put on the History Channel and it was on an alien show. This lead to the subject of if we are alone in the universe. I managed to change it to a conversation about how things were created.

Someone said can you believe in Christ and not the Devil? The group of us that were there agreed the answer is no. I asked about the fact that several religious groups talk about an anti-Christ...for the most part we agreed that many times in history we could see an anti-Christ. Some disagreed as they have never seen it in their time.

As read more of the chapter, I became enraged (might change that word) that people could really think the word of God is not true. I don't know what could truly cause this thought. I know people who have not lost their faith through so really hard and tragic times. I feel if they could go through their trials and tribulations and mange to keep their faith then what could have been so bad for someone to not have it?

This brings into my thoughts the plan of salvation. God has a plan for all of us. We may not know what that plan is or even understand why we must go through the hard time. We have to endure to the end to understand the full plan that the Lord has for us. We need to keep in mind that the Lord does truly know what we can handle so we need to just work through it.

I look forward to continued growth this semster.