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The Word: Seek the peace and prosperity of the city

It can be easy to feel like an exile in our world today. Cable news, social media, even ...

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The Word — New laws are not enough

The brokenness of our world has become painfully obvious for all of us recently. On May 14, a ...

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The Word: We have believed in love

Ten years ago this summer, I was in Econe, Switzerland. It was an idyllically beautiful day. The sun ...

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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 ...

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The Word — Win or lose…keep playing hard

On Sunday, May 15, the Cincinnati Reds lost against the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0. While this may not appear ...

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The Word — Life amidst rapid changes

You can’t help but notice the price of a gallon of gasoline. The prices glow on signs everywhere ...

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The Word — The strangest grateful

Recently I had the opportunity to share a special meal with my spiritual father and some friends at ...

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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 ...

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The Word — The Easter victory grows

“To all who shall see these presents greeting: Know ye that reposing special trust and confidence in the ...

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The Word — A gift from the risen Christ

A  sunny, warm spring day…. Yellow tulips and daffodils…. Easter egg hunts… A basket of jelly beans. As ...

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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 ...

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The Word — ‘Grow where you are planted’

I  often find myself in circumstances where I may be “planted” for a short while. Sometimes we are ...

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The Word — Experiencing profound love

I learned how to bake from my mom. Growing up I was convinced that nobody could bake better ...

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The Word — A terrible denial

“Then he began to curse and to swear that he kew bot the nan” (Mt. 26,74) St. Peter, ...

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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 ...

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The Word — ‘All good things’

The say that “all good things must come to an end”, but the truth is that all things, ...

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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 ...

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The Word — ‘Before all else fails’

Many folks, including myself at times, like to wait until the last minute to go to the “last ...

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The Word — Full of hope

A young girl attended a Christian elementary school and had what she would call a very stern teacher. ...

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Fair-weather friend?

We have all seen those die-hard sports fans who wear their team’s colors and all kinds of “merch” ...

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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. ...

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The Word — ‘Don’t overthink it’

I find it interesting that as people of faith, many Christians feel the need to assign meaning to ...

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The Word — Celebrating as we enter a new year!

I hope you begin the new year jumping with excitement and rejoicing at the prospect of the year ...

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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 ...

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‘It’s not wonderful for all, but it can be’

I find it ironic that we call the Christmas Season “the most wonderful time of the year.” As ...

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Spending our time

And Jesus said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s ...

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Come and see promises fulfilled

“Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the ...

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