Tag Archives: Atonement

The Christus: Who is Christ to Us?

“That’s Jesus Christ!” my two-year old son exclaimed in an excited but reverent whisper. We stood together in awe amid the Christmas crowds at the Christus statue in Temple Square. My son wriggled against our arms during the audio presentation, … Continue reading

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To Express Sympathy: Mourning with Those that Mourn

Gratitude and peace swelled in my heart as I read through the many messages responding to my Facebook post about my daughter who was in the NICU for an unforeseen brain injury at birth. People’s cards and messages had a … Continue reading

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Art Perspective: Michael Soelberg

These two paintings are a tribute to womanhood and motherhood. I have great respect and reverence for my wife. She is a light in the life of my children, but especially in my own life. In the first painting on … Continue reading

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Do Mormons Go to Twelve Step Programs?

Well, yes.  Hi, I am a compulsive overeater… and I’m also a Mormon! I know, I know, overeating is pretty lame.  It doesn’t make someone look glamorous, has no associations with hard partying or Las Vegas, and you can’t even … Continue reading

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The Holiest Week

By Zach D. Growing up in the Church in St. George, Utah, Easter Sunday was the only part of Holy Week noted and was generally commemorated by three things: a new tie before church, a possible talk about the Resurrection … Continue reading

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Finding Hope in Regret

By Tim Regret is not as bad as everyone makes it out to be; there is hope within regret. In fact, I propose that there are such things as Refined Regrets and Resolutions. The regret is the original feeling of … Continue reading

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Valentine Makeover

Whether in a relationship or not, Valentine’s Day can make you feel forgotten, disappointed, filled with unreasonable expectations, or you might just find the whole thing ridiculous. As a way to help come to terms with these feelings, I propose … Continue reading

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Olympic Musings

The Olympics are always a fascinating time. We watch men and women who have dedicated their lives to their sport giving their all for coveted prizes – an Olympic medal, a dream come true, national pride. I was interested to … Continue reading

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Remember the Third Act

What I get out of this is that God doesn’t ?want? these bad people hurting his beloved children, but He respects his own laws–including the gift of agency. However, God is also just and by the end of the third act these people will have paid the reckoning for their actions (unless they’ve accessed the Atonement, in which case the Savior will have paid it for them). Continue reading

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Enough

I don’t know about you, but I have found the current unsteadiness in the US and world economy troubling. A couple of weeks ago I was feeling myself also personally very shaken. I was worried about finances, relationships, my artwork, … Continue reading

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