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Matters of Faith

Prayer can get us through the temporary “walls” we endure

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Prayer can get us through the temporary “walls” we endure

My eyes unexpectedly swelled with salty moisture as I approached The Wall a few months ago in Berlin. The Wall was erected at the height of the Cold War, but I have no memories of it being...

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Even in the midst of a pandemic, God is still looking out for you

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Even in the midst of a pandemic, God is still looking out for you

Bob Dylan famously sang decades ago, “The times, they are a-changin.’” The times are indeed changing, and quickly. It wasn’t long ago that we had never heard of coronavirus, or COVID-19, and now it seems to be...

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Trust in the Lord for His comfort in these times of worry and panic

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Trust in the Lord for His comfort in these times of worry and panic

Today is not like last week, and even less like the beginning of February. There is an almost overwhelming atmosphere of uncertainty, and even panic for many people today. We can argue as to why this has...

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It’s hard to trust God when we don’t like being told what to do

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

It’s hard to trust God when we don’t like being told what to do

As a pastor, there are many times where I have conversations with people and some topic comes up, usually centered around sin, that they have developed a viewpoint that is now guiding their thoughts and feelings in...

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‘Saints: No Unhallowed Hand’ comes close to topping the original

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

‘Saints: No Unhallowed Hand’ comes close to topping the original

Sequels seldom top originals. Think of “Rocky,” Carol King’s “Tapestry,” or the countless next Mickey Mantles. “The Saints Volume 2: Saints No Unhallowed Hand” comes close. The 675-page history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

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Wouldn’t Tuilla Business Park be a better name?

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Wouldn’t Tuilla Business Park be a better name?

At times I ask myself, “Am I the only one anoyed by this?” If the answer is “yes,” I eventually let it go. I’ve even started to put ketchup on the table when I’m serving hot dogs....

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Ash Wednesday and Lent give us a firm foundation upon which to live

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Ash Wednesday and Lent give us a firm foundation upon which to live

We’ve had some especially cold mornings recently. But as happens so often here in Utah, the sun comes out in the afternoon and things begin to warm up.  The February thaw I look forward to each year...

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Love never goes out of season and real love never loses its value

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Love never goes out of season and real love never loses its value

Valentine’s Day is over, and for some, the response may be “finally,” while for others it may be “wait — what?” If you are in the last category, you may be in trouble on so many levels...

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God freely gives eternal life to all who believe in Jesus Christ

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

God freely gives eternal life to all who believe in Jesus Christ

Death is inevitable. We work to put it off by exercising and watching what we eat. We hope and pray for the health of our family and friends. We seek to avoid injury. We long for safety...

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Fear of the Lord is about trust and reverence, not punishment

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Fear of the Lord is about trust and reverence, not punishment

Today, I figured it would be fun to do a little word study out of the Bible. Maybe you have heard the term, “Fear God.” I struggled with this for a lot of years because I thought...

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