Sunday, November 18, 2012

Be as a Little Child

We must be as a little child. Jesus loves each one of us very much. We can choose to come unto Christ.

Sunday, July 8, 2012



This is how I picture Jesus. Alive. Well. Full of joy. Full of light. Taking time to enjoy the small things.

We can read about Jesus of Nazareth in The New Testament. Here is a link to the New Testament:  At the top of this website page, you can change the language to something more familiar to you. The New Testament is a historical record of what Jesus did while he was on the earth during his mortal ministry.

There is also another book which gives a historical account of Jesus while he visited his people in ancient days who lived on the continent that is now called America. This is called The Book of Nephi and the link to the part about Jesus starts here:  As you read, you will see that what happened on Calvary affected people who lived on the other side of the earth, as well. It is a remarkable account. From this book we get a second record of the divinity and mission of Our Savior Jesus Christ.

As always, if you struggle with having faith in Jesus Christ, feel free to lean on me until you get your own faith. Even though I have never seen Jesus face-to-face, the evidence that he is close-by is everywhere. When we see Him again, we will feel like we are all one family. I promise.

Side note: I apologize that I do not know the name of the artist on this drawing. If you know it, please leave the name in the comments. Thank you!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Shroud of Turin and a Blog Treasure

First, the treasure! Check it out: When you have a chance, you might enjoy reading this other blog which also talks about the Shroud of Turin! I found it randomly one evening while I was watching some YouTube videos about studies of the Shroud of Turin.

The Shroud of Turin is thought to be the 14 foot piece of fabric that Jesus was buried in. There is an image that looks like Jesus on the cloth. Scientists have studied the cloth and have proven that the image is not painted nor burned onto the cloth. The image is not deeply embedded into the fibers of the fabric and has been tested and photographed thoroughly. At least one man, Dr. John Jackson, who holds a PhD in Physics has made the study of the Shroud his life's work.  He leads a team at the Turin Shroud Center of Colorado, and you can find more information here:

Here are links to the first of a series of six YouTube videos which reports the findings of some scientists who have studied the Shroud of Turin and developed an image of the face depicted in the cloth.  You can find the other five episodes on YouTube.

I was so fascinated by the convincing evidence! I also thought about the images painted by the child artist, Akiane, and the faces were so similar. I contacted the team of Dr. John Jackson with a question: According to your research, how tall was Jesus? They responded that they calculate that he was 5'10" and about 170 pounds. Of course, his appearance is not important. I want to recognize him when I see him again!

Personally, I am looking forward to seeing Jesus again. I am grateful that in Romans 8:16-17 of the New Testament, I learn that I am literally his child and therefore an heir. It is great to know that through obedience and following his guidance and the instructions of the Holy Ghost that I have the potential to become like him. Christ has commanded us to become perfect, as he is. So, I am grateful that there is a way provided to do this. He is the Way (John 14:6) and that can be the topic of another blog post! :D

May your day be beautiful and peaceful!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Catholic, Atheist, Everyone

It does not matter what religion you ascribe to, Jesus Christ gave his life for you. He prepared a way for you to have immortality and eternal life. He atoned for your mistakes if you will only turn to Him and repent and strive to become a better person.

If you do not follow Jesus, then you will not belong to him. You will be on your own on the day when judgment before God is presented. I wish I could say it is different, but that is the way it is.

Look to Jesus. Come follow Him. He loves you more than you or I can comprehend.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Akiane, the Daughter of an Atheist!

This Christian Woman is My Hero

This Christian woman is my friend and my hero. She was born in Bahrain, raised in India, educated in the USA, and now she is helping to feed the poor in Africa. She is the wife of one of the Presidential candidates in Mali, West Africa. Mali is the third poorest country in the world. Her name is Marissa Coutinho Samake. She is very young. She and her husband, Yeah Samake have two small children. If you feel inspired, please write her an email and offer to help. There is no intermediate non-profit organization, so anything you give will go directly to help. I got all choked up when I saw this photo because I know this is Marissa's personal email. She has given herself to help these people.

Here is a message from Marissa:
"Went to Farabana to donate some much needed food to the children. Because mothers can't find enough to eat, they are not able to breastfeed effectively. This takes care of one part of the problem. If you want to help with something like this, $50/month will buy food for the children and also enable the woman's co-op to sell the extra food in the neighboring villages. Please email me @ or message me if you are interested in helping. Together we can feed the children of many more villages. Thank you." - Marissa Samake

There is more information about the work that the Samake's are doing at  That print is kind of small, so in case you cannot read it well, you can write to Marissa at or message her through Facebook if you are interested in helping at all. May God bless you with abundance!

Friday, February 24, 2012



Thank you for reading my blog. I hope your day is going well so far!

Yesterday I was pleased to hear a great talk about repentance given by Virginia H. Pearce. She is the daughter of a great religious leader, Gordon B. Hinckley. She shared some stories about her personal life which has been rich with experience. Most importantly, she talked about how much our Savior loves us and how we are partners with him to help bring the members of our human family to Him. Also she talked about how, by repenting, we have an intimate relationship with our Savior. As we become more in tune with Him, we can learn to follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit and be guided by the Lord.

A few months ago, I heard a talk by Brad Wilcox. I believe he is a professor at a religious university. He was talking about "becoming". He said that the most important thing we can do for ourselves is to keep improving. In improving little by little we are "becoming" the person God has intended us to be. We are gaining more understanding as we pray and we are moving toward a Christ-like persona. Our person is becoming like Christ.

Repentance is for all of us. We are all sinners. We may not kill anyone or we may not be a drug addict. However, we all do things that are not right. We hurt people either intentionally or unintentionally. We need to ask God for forgiveness. If we pray to Our Father in Heaven and close our prayer "in the name of Jesus Christ", we know that he has heard us. We know that, with faith, we will be able to move forward. We need to repent whenever we do something that makes us feel a little uncomfortable or a lot uncomfortable.

The grandest thing to remember is that it is not in God's nature to be untrue. He cannot be untrue. The Lord said that he is always there for us. He cannot lie. He is always there for us. Even in our darkest hour, the Lord  will hear our sincere prayer. I promise.

Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section. In the meantime, I hope and pray that God will bless you with whatever you stand in need of.

With love.