The idea of interfaith association and activism doesn't come easy to most Mormons. But Mormons are at a crossroads. They need to find common ground with people of other faiths, willing to build bridges of understanding and even defending the religious rights of others when they are trampled on.
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It was a typical winter day in San Francisco, cool and damp. We had lived there a few years before and were back renewing memories. Seeing the large, steaming crab vats as we walked along Fisherman’s Wharf, I exclaimed, “Oh, let’s take some crab home to Emma.”
When Heather first recognized the symptoms of her depression, she felt ashamed. She also felt sure that with faith, prayer, and help from Jesus Christ, the depression could be taken away. She learned that prayers aren't always answered in the way you hoped they would be.
In 1975, Dr. Raymond A. Moody coined the term "near-death experiences" in his bestselling book Life After Life. Mormons have latched on to this concept, which is not surprising, considering our unique doctrine regarding the afterlife.
The principle of governing with candid and confidential councils is one that Presidents Washington and Lincoln drew on in seeking to effectuate wise policy. In doing so, they offered an example in leadership worthy of emulation in our day.
We are assured in Doctrine and Covenants 76:3 that the purposes of God cannot fail, “neither are there any who can stay his hand.” Thus we know that what God begins he will finish. There will never be a time when he will scratch his head and say, “My goodness!. I really thought that was going to work.” Or, “I had no idea that was going to happen.”