Tag Archives: Doctrine & Practice

When friendships bring us closer to God

In every local congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, under the direction of the Relief Society president, each willing adult woman is paired with another woman and together they are given a list of three or four (or sometimes more) other women in the ward to visit, serve, and care for.  This program is called “visiting teaching” and it often includes a monthly visit to discuss a Gospel message, but can also manifest as friendly phone calls, swapping babysitting, meeting up for lunch, bringing over freezer meals after a birth or during an illness, or just having a familiar face to greet in the halls at church.

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Why the Sabbath is important

In the Bible God created the world in six days, found it good and very good, and rested on the seventh day, the Sabbath. Jesus would take private time in the wilderness. Gandhi would spend one day a week in silence. All of us need time to spend in solitude, within ourselves to rejuvenate and recharge our batteries.

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A Lutheran for the summer

If you were to look at my life from afar, one might call me a seeker. But not in the sense of “I don’t know what I believe” or “Is there even a God?” No – I am a committed Christian, earnestly seeking a life that glorifies the father through the love of Christ with the guidance of the Spirit. Instead, I’m a denominational seeker and a tradition explorer.

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