All Things Witness

Thoughts on the mission and power of Jesus Christ

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Brilliant Light

“Yes, from time to time our lives may seem to be touched by, or even wrapped in, darkness. Sometimes the night that surrounds us will appear oppressive, disheartening, Bright Cloudsand frightening.

“My heart grieves for the many sorrows some of you face, for the painful loneliness and wearisome fears you may be experiencing.  Nevertheless, I bear witness that our living hope is in Christ Jesus! He is the true, pure, and powerful entrance to divine enlightenment.

“I testify that with Christ, darkness cannot succeed. Darkness will not gain victory over the light of Christ.  I bear witness that darkness cannot stand before the brilliant light of the Son of the living God!”

President Dieter F Uchtdorf, The Hope of God’s Light, April 2013 LDS General Conference

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Health in the Navel….

Pregnancy“Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3).  The need for spiritual rebirth is a well-known and oft-used analogy in the scriptures.  In the passage above, Jesus is teaching the Jewish leader, Nicodemus, and goes on to teach that two rebirths are necessary – one of the water (baptism) and another of the spirit.  Such an analogy Continue reading

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Depression and the Atonement (part 2)

In the first post on this topic I looked at examples of several good “righteous” people, who have suffered from Depression, including I believe the great Old Testament prophet Moses, as well as the Book of Mormon prophet Jacob.  In this post I’ll discuss another example from Moses’ life that I think helps us to understand how we can be supported Cloudsthrough such feelings ourselves, through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Continue reading

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Heart, Might, Mind and Strength (Part 5 of 5)

In the final part of this series of posts I’m going to share some of my thoughts on how the Atonement of Christ enables us to overcome our physical shortcomings.  The previous posts in the series have included an introduction, and then my thoughts on how Christ helps us overcome our Spiritual, Emotional, and Intellectual shortcomings.

Ultimately, our physical limitations are overcome Continue reading