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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

6 days 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

2 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 months ago by Barry Vassar.

Put it all in the Lord’s hands

“And they said unto him, we have here but five loaves, and two fishes. 18. He said, Bring them hither to me.” Matt. 14: 17,18, ... Read more

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

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

4 months ago by Brent Roberts.

Only God can judge a person’s heart

I had a coworker once who asked me about a decision that we had made regarding a difficult situation. They asked, “Did we do the ... Read more

4 months ago by Barry Vassar.

Thy will, not mine, be done

A delightful man in our congregation recently lost his wife suddenly. Many people had been praying for her recovery. When she departed to be with ... Read more

5 months ago by John Moxley.

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

5 months ago by Brent Roberts.

When we gather, let it be with a renewed purpose

Memorial Day and Memorial Day weekend would seem to go hand in hand, yet they are two different events. Memorial Day is a day set ... Read more

5 months ago by Barry Vassar.

The joy of the Lord is our strength

During this season of uncertainty caused by this pandemic of COVID-19, I have had numerous conversations with many people centering around why God has allowed ... Read more

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

How will you come out of this time of quarantine?

Right now we are in the middle of, what feels like, if not is, a global quarantine. Countries around the world have lockdowns, and shelter-in-place ... Read more

6 months ago by John Moxley.

Faithful in Christ

Recently a phrase jumped out at me from the scriptural page, “Faithful in Christ.” Paul addressed warm greetings to the saints in Ephesus who were ... Read more

6 months ago by Brent Roberts.

A setback is a setup for a reset

God reset the world after the great flood. God reset the Jewish people after bringing them out of captivity. God reset the face of religion ... Read more

6 months ago by Barry Vassar.

The resurrection is our sustaining power forever

We are now on the other side of Easter and the blessed hope of the resurrection is again woven into the faith of believers. However, ... Read more

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

A different Easter

Easter is going to be a little different this year. How could it not be? Observing our cherished Easter traditions has become all but impossible. ... Read more

7 months ago by John Moxley.

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