In Chap 20, Lamoni’s father, the main king, is willing to give up half his kingdom for his life when Ammon has him down by the sword. But in this chapter, he is willing to give up ALL he has–his sins, his kingdom, everything–for something else.
Read this guest post from David Ward, a retired professor from BYU-Idaho who is preparing to serve a mission with his wife. He touches on how worry and concern can actually hinder us in our quest to find joy in the service of our God.
Just as a caterpillar can transform into a butterfly, so we, through the grace of our Savior, Jesus Christ, can be transformed into new men and women. The LDS 12 Steps to Addiction Recovery Program shows us how to do this (no matter whether our lives are way messed up or seemingly normal). We all have need of Christ in our lives. Read more to learn about Steps 7-8: Humility and Forgiveness.
My favorite Christmas memory took place when my family was very poor. We had little, yet my mom made us give part of our presents away. That’s when the magic happened that taught me no matter how rich or poor we are, we all have something we can give. We should seek to generate happiness instead of only consuming it. Read more…