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We can choose to rebel or comply

This was written on Thursday, Jan. 7, on the heels of the uproar in Washington, D.C. the previous day. Our world is not evil. There ... Read more

7 days ago by Barry Vassar.

Jesus is safe and effective to cure our sin

People around the world celebrated as we watched front line workers everywhere getting vaccinated. We celebrated because this could signal the end of the pandemic ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Look at the one who is ready and willing to save us

A message on social media said, “We will not walk into 2021 like we own it, we better walk cautiously into 2021, not touching anything ... Read more

3 weeks ago by John Moxley.

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

4 weeks ago by Brent Roberts.

Christ can overcome the Grinches you may face

“Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot. But the Grinch who lived just north of Whoville did not. The Grinch hated Christmas. The ... Read more

1 month ago by Barry Vassar.

This is truly a season of hope

Recently newscasters proclaimed the long-awaited news that both Pfizer and Moderna have developed and tested COVID-19 vaccines that are more than 95% effective. That story ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

Emmanuel, God is with us

This time in 2019 I looked at the prospect of 2020 being a different year than it turned out. Who could have imagined just how ... Read more

2 months ago by John Moxley.

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

2 months ago by Brent Roberts.

Give the world the best representation of Christ

I have heard parents say so often to their children, “You did this to yourself.” Likewise, another common variation is, “You brought this on yourself,” ... Read more

2 months ago by Barry Vassar.

Sushi, asparagus and faith

“That is why (salvation) depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his offspring – not ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

God is what our country needs

I’m John Moxley and I approve this message. I am writing before the presidential election. Hopefully by the time you read this, a result has ... Read more

3 months ago by John Moxley.

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

3 months ago by Brent Roberts.

Pray for the best for all

I shared this message via Facebook on Sunday, Oct. 18, but felt it was appropriate to share as a devotional this week as well. Instead ... Read more

3 months ago by Barry Vassar.

Recovering from ‘surge capacity’ depletion

In those early COVID-19 quarantine months, I, along with most of the rest of the country, was using “surge capacity” to operate, as Ann Masten, ... Read more

3 months ago by John Moxley.

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

3 months ago by Brent Roberts.

We should follow in Christ’s footsteps

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The ... Read more

4 months ago by Barry Vassar.

Like Paul, we need to find comfort in our current condition

I will confess that I have had my fair share of “grumbling” since COVID-19 was thrust upon us. Like all pastors serving churches, we have ... Read more

4 months ago by John Moxley.

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

4 months ago by Brent Roberts.

COLUMN — Our nation should return to God

There was a time just less than 20 years ago when our nation stood together as one people. Race, politics, religion, gender, sexuality were all ... Read more

4 months ago by Barry Vassar.

The miracle of the Lord’s mercies

“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” ... Read more

5 months ago by Rev. Dr. James Taylor III.

Give up, give in, or go on

I am grateful for that statement from Andy Andrews. For more than the last five months, we’ve all been making lemonade out of the lemons ... Read more

5 months ago by John Moxley.

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

5 months ago by Brent Roberts.

Trust God with all your problems

I recently went to the beach. I loved the waves crashing against me as I tried to stand firm. I loved the wind hitting me ... Read more

5 months ago by Barry Vassar.

True soldiers in the army of the Lord

“Finally, my brethren be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may ... Read more

6 months ago by Rev. Dr. James Taylor III.

Three things you need to ‘stay in’ this season

During our COVID “quarantine” my wife and I studied Keys to Freedom by Nancy Alcorn. I want to share with you some habits that help ... Read more

6 months ago by John Moxley.

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

6 months ago by Brent Roberts.

Find Christ, but don’t lose yourself

Think about some of the codes or edicts you live by. Think about the standards you conform to and ask yourself “do they define who ... Read more

6 months ago by Barry Vassar.

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