Spiritual Disciplines for the purpose of Godliness

Ours is an undisciplined age. The old disciplines are breaking down … Above all, the discipline of divine grace is derided as legalism or is entirely unknown to a generation that is largely illiterate in the Scriptures. We need the rugged strength of Christian character that can come only from disciplines ~V. Raymond Edman~ Good … More Spiritual Disciplines for the purpose of Godliness

Consider the teachings

~ Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things ~  2 Timothy 2:7, KJV Whether it is listening to a favorite Christian broadcast, sermon, or a daily devotion – immersion into the word of God is not merely a chore to be accomplished. It requires sincere time of meditation in … More Consider the teachings

Today’s Devotional | Our Daily Journey

She did what she could When her friends say thoughtless or outrageous things on social media, Charlotte chimes in with gentle but firm dissent. She respects the dignity of everyone, and her words are unfailingly positive.A few years ago she became Facebook friends with a man who harbored anger toward Christians. He appreciated Charlotte’s rare … More Today’s Devotional | Our Daily Journey

Our chiefest endeavor

Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we become enlightened to this simple and yet wonderful truth. It is where we receive sustenance from the Lord. This is because, through the Spirit of Christ, we are affected in a manner in which our lives are completely transformed. … More Our chiefest endeavor

Our refuge and our fortress

We grow in our faith and trust in God by our willingness to follow Him in obedience. The savior says, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. ” (See, Matthew 16:24 and Luke 9:23, ESV). This is a daily action on our part and it begins with our willingness to trust in Christ and our Heavenly Father. Trusting in the will of God as opposed to trusting in our own will. … More Our refuge and our fortress

St. Seraphim and the Fruits of the Holy Spirit | Heavenly Ascents

I want to share a few sections from the text that we read: A CONVERSATION OF ST. SERAPHIM OF SAROV WITH NICHOLAS MOTOVILOV CONCERNING THE AIM OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE ((Treasury of Russian Spirituality, ed. George P. Fedotov (New York: Sheed & Ward, 1948), 266-79, 496-97)). There are some very insightful teachings in this that I think LDS … More St. Seraphim and the Fruits of the Holy Spirit | Heavenly Ascents

Let us nourish and fortify our faith in these last days

To strengthen our testimonies and protect ourselves from error, we must constantly nourish and fortify our faith We are in a unique time period of human mortality. The days seem to be growing shorter and shorter. Hearts of men are beginning to fail. News reports are full of human tragedies and events that leave us … More Let us nourish and fortify our faith in these last days

How four secret ingredients is able to ignite and sustain an authentic Christian life

Want to know the four secret ingredients to a happy and sustaining authentic Christian life? Sure you do, especially if one is struggling with a crisis of faith, doubt, or moderately curious as to what the Christian life has to offer them. These four secret ingredients are simple and practical. Want to boost your faith … More How four secret ingredients is able to ignite and sustain an authentic Christian life

In their own words: Same-Gender Attraction and the Christian Faith

Could a man (or woman) have same-sex attraction and still remain faithfully married, raising a family and be a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or a Christian? The answer is not as simple as a yes or no. However, and regardless of the complexities such an individual would face, … More In their own words: Same-Gender Attraction and the Christian Faith

Admonitions, useful for an authentic spiritual life in Christ

Reader’s Note: The following articles are from a small book “Imitation of Christ.” Published by H. M. Caldwell Company. Written by a monastic monk, Thomas A. Kempis. The copy I possess has no publication date, however, has an introduction by H. C. Beeching, M.A. These articles are presented here as a devotional for continued meditation … More Admonitions, useful for an authentic spiritual life in Christ

Wrestling with God and how it forever changes your faith and life

Earlier this month, I happened across an article at Crosswalk.com by Dena Johnson – How wrestling with God will change you forever. In her article/devotional, she recounts the story of Jacob and how Jacob wrestled with a person throughout the evening. His name was changed from Jacob to Israel and became the father of the … More Wrestling with God and how it forever changes your faith and life

Going Forward in Christ

Note to the reader: These devotionals are from Evenings with Jesus – A series of devotional readings for the closet and the family. Taken from the late Reverend William Jay.  Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward… Exodus 14:15 We may consider this command three ways: 1. In reference to the journey of the Israelites. Now, … More Going Forward in Christ