All Things Witness

Thoughts on the mission and power of Jesus Christ


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Heart, Might, Mind and Strength (1 of 5)

This is the first in a series of 5 articles on this topic I will post.  This first article covers the broad topic, but I will post subsequent articles over the coming weeks that address each area of Heart, Might, Mind and Strength individually.

“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy might, mind and strength; and in the name of Jesus Christ thou shalt serve him”  (D&C 59:5).  “Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day.” (D&C 4:2)

These four aspects of our beings – heart, might, mind, and strength – are repeated throughout the scriptures, usually in the context of either how we serve the Lord, or how we worship Him, as in the two examples cited above.  The four aspects seem to cover our entire being.

As I have pondered these, I have come to the conclusion Continue reading


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The Carpenter of Nazareth

Many years ago some friends gave me the book “Christ’s Ideals for Living” by Obert C Tanner.  It has a number of gems in it, and this poem by George Blair is one of them which has stayed with me.  Jeffrey R Holland quoted it in his April 2006 Conference talk “Broken Things to Mend”.

It reminds me that no matter what part of our life is broken, we can be made whole by Jesus Christ, the Great Healer.

The Carpenter of Nazareth

In Nazareth, the narrow road,
That tires the feet and steals the breath, Continue reading