Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Healing from Addictions; pornography

Overcoming Addiction through the Atonement

To those who despair of healing and peace, there is hope in Christ.

Many of us are familiar with the story in Numbers 21 in which the fiery serpents come among the children of Israel. To save the people, at the instruction of the Lord, “Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived”.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Lord is My Light

The Lord is My Light
The Lord, Jesus Christ, is the Light of the World and the Light that gives us all greater peace and understanding.
The Lord is my light; then why should I fear?
By day and by night his presence is near.
He is my salvation from sorrow and sin;
This blessed assurance the Spirit doth bring.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Zion in the Midst of Babylon

This is a beautiful message from Elder David R. Stone of the Seventy.  Given in 2006 his remarks entitled "Zion in the Midst of Babylon" are very applicable to us today.  

We face all sorts of challenges and opposition in these latter-days.  So, we share this message as a reminder and strengthener for us all.  The Lord wants us to have the blessings available to all who seek Him and sincerely strive to keep His commandments.  In that spirit - we share the following about overcoming the world and becoming a Zion people:

"Seduced by our culture, we often hardly recognize our idolatry, as our strings are pulled by that which is popular in the Babylonian world. Indeed, as the poet Wordsworth said: “The world is too much with us” (“The World Is Too Much with Us; Late and Soon,” in The Complete Poetical Works of William Wordsworth.)