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The Word —The power of faith in action

At the Last Supper, after He had washed the feet of His disciples, in the midst of some of His greatest teachings about love and ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Sunday, June 12, 2022 11:00 am

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The Word — ‘The House of the Lord, Holiness to the Lord’

Following an extended renovation, the Washington DC Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is open for public tours. For the first ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Sunday, May 15, 2022 10:28 am

Columns

The Word — ‘He is not here, but is risen’

At last temperatures seem to be on a consistent warming trend. Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and leaves are budding on the trees. At ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, April 15, 2022 12:36 pm

Columns

The Word — The foundation of apostles and prophets

Prophets have always been a part of how a loving Heavenly Father communicates with His children. In the Old Testament, Amos taught: “Surely the Lord ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, March 18, 2022 5:49 pm

Columns

The Word: Letting in the light of forgiveness

Last week I watched the sun rise over the Roanoke River at the John H. Kerr Reservoir near Clarksville. It was a beautiful and peaceful ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Saturday, February 19, 2022 5:40 pm

Columns

The Word — Seeking God’s guidance in our lives

On the north end of Holliday Lake, there are a few spots where streams cross the Lakeshore Trail. Depending on recent precipitation, these can be ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Sunday, January 23, 2022 10:15 am

Columns

Sharing the light and love of Jesus Christ

Last month on a quiet afternoon I hiked the Lakeshore Trail at Holliday Lake. Though beautiful in every season, Holliday Lake was really past the ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, December 24, 2021 12:00 pm

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Thankful for the little things

In “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” our hero Charlie Brown, as ever, is a bit down. His friends have invited themselves over for Thanksgiving dinner, he ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 6:00 am

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Inviting all to return to church

Along with our friends from other churches, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints actively invite members to return following COVID-related closures. ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, October 29, 2021 6:00 am

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The way, the truth and the life

Recently, hiking the Lakeside Trail at Holliday Lake State Park, I missed a turn and got off-track. Despite having hiked this beautiful loop many times, ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, October 1, 2021 6:00 am

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Be strong and have courage

Reading the Old Testament is an adventure. A common thread is the constant call to have courage. To Joshua, the Lord said, “Be strong and ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, September 3, 2021 6:00 am

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Being on the Lord’s team

I love watching the Olympics. Each night we have tuned in to see highlights of athletes competing individually and as teams at the top of ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, August 6, 2021 6:00 am

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Music of the Latter-day Saints meeting

I have been asked about music in services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Lord said, “The song of the righteous ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, July 9, 2021 6:00 am

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Finding true unity is a messy process

In the scriptures we find many calls for unity. From the Psalms: “How pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” (133:1). From ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, May 14, 2021 1:02 pm

Columns

Finding true unity is a messy process

In the scriptures we find many calls for unity. From the Psalms: “How pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” (133:1) From ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Thursday, May 13, 2021 6:38 pm

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Prayer and scripture study can strengthen faith

Like many of you, I took advantage of warmer temperatures last week to enjoy a long walk on the High Bridge Trail. It had been ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, March 19, 2021 6:00 am

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Inviting the Savior into our lives

For Christmas, I gave my wife a reproduction of the Minerva Teichert painting, “Christ in His Red Robe.” Because we have not decided where to ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Thursday, February 18, 2021 6:00 am

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Groundhog Day and the two great commandments

Just in case you thought the holidays were over, don’t forget that Groundhog Day will be here soon. One of our cherished family traditions is ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, January 22, 2021 6:00 am

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Take a look at the big picture

One individual we lost in 2020 was actor Sean Connery. Best known for playing superspy James Bond, Connery also won our hearts in roles as ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Thursday, December 24, 2020 6:00 am

Columns

The parable of the puffy pillows

Once I stayed at a hotel where the pillows appeared so large and soft and puffy that I looked forward to bedtime, thinking the pillows ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Saturday, November 28, 2020 6:00 am

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Prayer brings us closer to God

I love walking on the quiet stretches of the High Bridge Trail, especially this time of year. Most of the year, trees and vegetation line ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, October 30, 2020 6:00 am

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Be kind to one another

Recently I attended a graveside memorial service for a family friend and fellow member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints named Mary. ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, October 9, 2020 6:00 am

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The Tabernacle Choir and the power of music

Each Sunday from 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on WFLO, listeners are treated to the sounds of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, which President ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, September 18, 2020 6:00 am

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Walking in newness of life

Generally, I don’t believe in coincidences. I like to think that we can learn from all experiences, good and bad. And just between you and ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, August 21, 2020 6:00 am

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The pioneer heritage of the Latter-day Saints

On July 24, 1847, a wagon company of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, July 24, 2020 6:00 am

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Reflecting on time in solitude

Recently I hiked a trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway with my son. It was early on a cool morning, with few people around — ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, June 26, 2020 6:00 am

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Latter-day Saints adjust services and missions due to COVID-19

I have been asked by many friends and neighbors how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is weathering the pandemic. As with many ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, May 29, 2020 6:00 am

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