A Testimony A Day

Mini-essays and considerations of the evidences for eternal truth in everyday experiences.


Confidence to Act

A passage from what is now 1 Nephi 2:2-4 stood out to me during my study this morning: And it came to pass that the Lord commanded my father, even in a dream, that he should take his family and depart into the wilderness. And it came to pass that he was obedient unto the word of the Lord, wherefore he did as the Lord commanded him. And it came to pass that he departed into the wilderness. And he left his house, and the land of his inheritance, and his gold, and his silver, and his precious things, and … Continue reading Confidence to Act

For When I Am Feeling Inadequate

I was gifted a reprinting of the Book of Mormon from 1973 by my sister-in-law this Christmas. It is a replica of the original printing, meaning it is formatted more like a novel than a book of scripture. Having never read the Book of Mormon in that way before, I started reading it this morning and have found already a unique experience and new insight. What struck me right off the bat is the copyright information contained on one of the first pages inside the cover. It details the legal language and certifications that I assume were required of all … Continue reading For When I Am Feeling Inadequate

NaPoWriMo: Day 12 (Easter)

Today I deviated from the given prompt (a triolet, which I will revisit another day). In honor of the Easter holiday, I have attempted a poem with chiasmus. A guiltless man, as Pilate proclaimedSurrendered to mobs who insist He be slainThis that all scripture might soon be fulfilledDoing always and only as His Father willed Hands and feet pierced, on a cross he was liftedThe duties of sonship to his beloved John shiftedHe gave up the ghost of His own volitionOne final act of contrite submission A garden tomb, three days hence, is desertedTwo faithful Marys now quite disconcertedAs angels … Continue reading NaPoWriMo: Day 12 (Easter)

NaPoWriMo: Day 10

Day 10: write a hay(na)ku or hay(na)ku sonnet.

My Hope for Great Things to Come

In our Sunday School class this week, we covered Isaiah 50-53. As I looked at the chapters covered, I was sure that our focus would be on the Saviors life and atoning sacrifice as described in Isaiah 53:3-5. These are scripture mastery verses (or at least, they were when I was in seminary and it was still referred to as scripture mastery), and they are frequently referenced in church classes. I was surprised, however, when the discussion began by referencing the second Official Declaration, included at the back of the Doctrine and Covenants. The teacher, my husband, and I were … Continue reading My Hope for Great Things to Come

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