“During these times it can be hard having to do school online, not being able to hang out with friends, or not being able to play the sports we love. But even when times like this come, I always try and remember that God is in control and that he has a plan for me,” said Andy Richardson, who…

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Empires do not seem to be forever. Certainly dynasties are not forever; sometimes they last a very short time, hardly more than a generation. And then the history books opine the reasons for their downfall.

Abigail is a woman I want to meet sometime. Her appearance in Scripture is somewhat unlikely and certainly unusual. But she was a woman of great wisdom and had good understanding of spiritual issues. You can read the entire account in 1 Samuel 25.

TUCSON (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies were going door to door Thursday in foothill neighborhoods overlooking Tucson, calling on residents of nearly 300 homes to evacuate as firefighters burned away excess brush in the path of a wildfire.

Maybe you have never had this experience, but I have. Some days the clouds are heavy, the news is bleak, and I can just see the dark side of everything. It’s a pessimistic day, and nothing is bound to turn out right. And this is one of those seasons when a day like that comes easily.

Do people read anymore? Sometimes we bemoan the lack of literacy, at least as we hear of it. But to answer your question: Yes, people do read, and they read lots. And what are they reading? Now, that could be the problem. There is lots of reading going on that is not edifying, that does not …

Our text today focuses on a characteristic of God that is unique. That means that He is the only one with that characteristic. It is not merely some abstract concept, but it is a reality that should hold practical interest for you and me.

Recently while reading Psalm 37 verse 11 caught my attention because of the promise of peace. The assumption is that peace is in scant supply, but a time is coming when it will be plentiful for a specific group of people.

“The mission experience has given me an opportunity to exercise and strengthen my ability to receive direction from the Holy Spirit. As missionaries, we constantly pray for guidance and direction for how to do the Lord’s work. I’ve learned to recognize promptings and follow through with them…

Resurrection is a concept ridiculed by some and thought impossible by others. Yet many passages in Old and New Testaments speak of it, and the entire lengthy chapter of 1 Corinthians 15 is devoted to it. The Apostle Paul writes there as a debater in a logical presentation. He establishes the…

“Always stay positive and never give up on the Lord. For He is the light of the world. He will guide us, if we are willing to heed his words,” is the message that Saki Leuluai shared with others after returning home from serving a 22 1/2 month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter…

Linda Flynn returned home early, due to concerns over Covid-19, from serving seven months of an 18-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Phoenix, Arizona. She and her companion were Women’s Auxiliary Specialists and ministered to women in need both in the Churc…

Sean Collins recently returned from serving a French speaking, two-year mission to Brazzaville, Congo for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He feels he has learned more from the people of the Congo than they have gained from him.

A lot has happened in the world since Rebekah Patton left to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Layton, Utah in October 2019. Because of Covid-19, missionaries around the world have had to self-quarantine and only reach out to and teach people via social m…

Kaulin Goulding is serving a service mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Tucson Arizona Mission. He said, “At first I was hesitant about a Church service mission. But after thinking about it and learning more about it, I knew that a mission was a mission. It di…

People can be divided various ways, and today we divide them according to choices they make. Some people left alone will do what is right--they have an inner governor. Other people left alone will do what is wrong, but with supervision will do what is right--they have no inner governor and s…

With the marvel of the internet I just listened to a sermon preached by a man who was a very good childhood friend. He has been a pastor for at least several decades, and as such I had not heard him speak. He was guiding the congregation in looking at a psalm where it seemed that God was abs…

There is a chapter late in the Bible that has been included in order to encourage the people of God as they pass through life here. It has been given various titles, but much of it is a list of people who successfully conquered the difficulties of life by faith. It is well worth our time to …

Sydni Hales leaves Feb. 19 to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Panamá City, Panamá. Hales’ choice to serve has not been an easy one to make. In fact, she explained it took a lot of prayer to finally come to the decision.

When you mention Jonah, lots of people think immediately of the account about the great fish or whale. Not many people think about the worm. But the worm should be considered, don’t you think?

Siblings Serena and Tobias Thurber are leaving their home to serve a mission within weeks of each other. Serena, the eldest said, “I wanted to go on a mission sooner, but prayerfully decided that finishing two years of school and leaving at the same time as my brother would be best for me an…

There is chatter these days coming out of Israel on the part of rabbis who think that the Messiah is about to appear. I follow this with great interest while not treating their pronouncements with total acceptance. We who read the New Testament and believe the gospel of Jesus Christ understa…

We invite you to join us for a free performance of The Night of the Nativity to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ at the Klein Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19.