Stories of Jesus

Heartache and Hope

I have had as many miscarriages as babies born: four of each. After I survived a foreclosure and bankruptcy, I thought I could handle any trial that the Lord sent me. So He tested me, and boy, was I wrong. The financial trials were humbling, but the next wave of...

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Jesus Heals – Learning from our Trials

For someone who wanted a bunch of kids, I was certainly not looking forward to a third pregnancy. I was puzzled by my feelings. My first two pregnancies had been uncomfortable but uneventful, and there was no real reason why I should dread a third one. But here I was,...

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Jesus Heals — Losing Everything, Finding Christ

What value have our worldly possessions? Surely, we need food to eat, and shelter from the elements. How much more do we need? How much effort, how much sacrifice should we make to have useful, or even pretty things? My parents were solidly middle class, although my...

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Jesus Heals — I was Raised by a Narcissistic Mother

My mother hated her mother. She used to tell me some of the awful things her mother said to her as she was growing up. My grandmother lived in Philadelphia and was estranged from everyone, except my uncle, and he could barely tolerate her. We had begun our family life...

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Valentine’s Day – You Are Not Alone

After New Year's Day, Valentine's Day is the most celebrated holiday around the world. Most people associate Valentine's Day with sending or giving valentine cards and gifts to those they love, receiving valentine cards and gifts from those they love, seeing store...

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Is Jesus Christ Unique?

Most religions have a founder or leader. Some consider this leader holy and some consider him (or her) mortal but inspired. Jesus Christ is the heart of Christianity. He is the only begotten son of God, the Father and the Firstborn of the Father: And the Word was made...

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Easter in Mormonism

Easter is arguably the most holy day in Christianity. Ironically, the word Easter is never mentioned in the Old Testament and mentioned only once in the New Testament in the book of Acts 12:4.  (See online Bible.) The scriptural usage is not in reference to anything...

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Recognizing God’s Voice

Because we can no longer see God, it can seem as though He is a distant relative on a long journey without any way to send messages at home. The scriptures are wonderful, but a lot has changed since Biblical times and we don’t always know how to adjust the information...

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Why are There So Many Churches Today?

All Christian churches have the same goal: to bring people closer to the Savior, Jesus Christ. The goal is the same, but some of the doctrines and teachings are different. The scriptures teach, “Jesus Christ [is] the same yesterday, and today, and forever” (Hebrews...

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Who is Jesus Christ?

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He was chosen before the world began to be the Savior of the world. He is the second member of the Godhead, which consists of God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. Jesus Christ is the Firstborn of God. We lived with God before we were...

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Becoming Christian

Becoming Christian can seem like a very large leap into an entirely new lifestyle. However, for many people, particularly those who have practiced other faiths already, the process may not seem too complicated. It’s important to take it a few steps at a time and not...

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What is Christianity?

Christianity is centered upon a belief in Jesus Christ as the Only Begotten Son of God, and that He is our Creator, Savior, and Redeemer. Central to Christianity is the knowledge that we are in a lost and fallen state. We are separated from God both physically and...

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What Christmas Means to Me

I have always loved Christmas.  When I was a child I loved to decorate the tree with my mom, bake cookies for Santa, and to wake up to all the gifts on Christmas morning!  Now that I am an adult, Christmas has changed to mean something more. Growing up in a family...

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The Spirit of Christmas Lights the World

What does Christmas mean to you? Presents? Lights? Giving? Spending time with family? Eating yummy food? All of these things are wonderful and good. I love them all. But more than that I love the source of it all, our Savior Jesus Christ. His birth was indeed...

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Trials Can Bring Us Closer to Christ

Have you ever felt despondent? Alone? Afraid? Panicked? If so, you are completely normal! Sometimes in life, hard things happen—and as human beings we have feelings that accompany those trying times, usually painful feelings. But as a member of The Church of Jesus...

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Learning about Jesus Christ through Experience

Would it be fair for someone to be expected to become a skilled wood carver if he has never even touched a knife, let alone a block of wood? Probably not. The same goes for learning the teachings of our Savior Jesus Christ—it takes practice, it takes work! Believe me,...

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Following the Guidance of the Lord

In the Book of Mormon (a book revered as scripture by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, sometimes mistakenly called the “Mormon Church”) we learn about an ancient prophet, Lehi, and his family’s journey to a Promised Land in the Americas. On...

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Scripture Study Brings Us Closer to Christ

Is scripture study important? I believe whole-heatedly that it is! As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes mistakenly called the “Mormon Church”), I follow the counsel from our prophets to be immersed in the scriptures every day. I...

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God Gives Us Trials to Refine Us

Has anybody ever told you that the best of people go through the hardest trials? Why is that? It is because God is refining His people for a very special purpose. In a book titled, Be Not Afraid—Only Believe, written by Ted L. Gibbons, and published in 2009 by Cedar...

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How Can I Trust God?

Do you trust God? And if you do, do you trust Him in your mind and heart? Occasionally God tests us to see if we really do trust Him. A couple of things I like to do when I am in a sticky situation where I need to trust the Father of my spirit is to: 1) think back on...

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