Preparing the World for Christ

Week Zero: Preview
The Old Testament ends happily ever after. The people of God are freed from Babylon by Cyrus the Great who had a dream in which the Lord promises him, “The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him a house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.”Read More

The Prophesied birthplace

Week Forty Eight: Jonah; Micah
Nestled in the fifth chapter of the Book of Micah, right in the first couple of verses, is an iconic revelation. Micah 5:1 seems to call Israel to attention, "Now, gather thyself in troops, oh daughter of troops!" Then, after warning of yet another humiliating blow to the judges of Israel, a revelation of enormous import is offered in Micah 5:2... Read More

Nebuchadnezzar the Bad parent

Week Forty Five: Daniel 1–6
The experience reported in Daniel 3 joins an impressive array of awe inspiring, and faith-promoting experiences in the Old Testament. A number involve fire, water and air. Noah, the flood and rainbow; Moses…the parting of the Red Sea and manna from the sky; Elijah, fire falling from heaven to consume his water soaked offering and Elijah ascending to heaven in a chariot of fire. These miracles were certainly memorable.Read More

Isaiah, The Poetic power to CHANGE lives

Week Thirty Eight: Isaiah 13–14; 24–30; 35
When first reading the Book of Mormon as a 19 year old investigating the church, I felt like rejoicing with Nephi as he declared: "Yea, and my soul delighteth in the words of Isaiah, for I came out from Jerusalem, and mine eye hath beheld the things of the Jews and I know that the Jews do understand the things of the prophets, and there is none other people that understands the things that were spoken unto the Jews like unto them…"a href = "">Read More

For they that be with us…

Week Twenty Eight: 2 Kings 2–7
Have you ever been depressed and then felt unseen arms wrap around you in love? Or have you ever been in a hopeless situation and felt inspiration beyond your own to figure out a solution? The veil is sometimes very thin when we are in need. Loved ones beyond the veil do help and support us in our life’s trials. Read More

How do you hear Him?

Week Twenty Seven: 1 Kings 17–19
Reading the daily news reminds us that we live in a day when there “shall be heard of wars and rumors of wars and the whole earth shall be in commotion and men’s hearts shall fail them…”[i] Paul saw our day and described it perfectly: “This know also that in the last days perilous times shall come.Read More

Judge Not that ye be not judged

Week Twenty SIx:2 Samuel 5–7; 11–12; 1 Kings 3; 8; 11
Have you every speculated, as an outsider looking into other’s affairs, about who is the guilty party of an argument, a divorce, or an adulterous relationship? It’s easy to judge others when we only see the outward results of people’s actions rather than their hearts. Read More