It’s a question we’ve all faced at one time or another. Why isn’t God answering my prayers? We may seem to be doing everything right—going to church, fulfilling our callings, striving to strengthen our families, and, of course, praying. But still the answer doesn’t come. If there are no serious sins blocking out the whisperings of the Spirit, why then do the windows of heaven still seem to be closed? In his wise, conversational style, best-selling author Gerald N. Lund offers suggestions and solutions for all who are anxiously hoping to hear the voice of the Lord in their lives. He helps us to approach this timeless question with new perspective and insight that will help us realize the ways the Lord is answering our questions or the reasons He might not be—yet. It could be that we just don’t recognize God’s answer when it comes. Perhaps we are unable to hear the still, small voice amid the commotion and distractions of life or are struggling with feelings of anxiety, fear, and doubt. Or maybe we haven’t yet put in adequate effort to receive the answer God wants for us. Whatever the case, if you have felt out of tune with heavenly communication, you are not alone. Using real-life examples and expertise garnered from a lifetime of teaching, Gerald Lund turns our desperate plea—Why isn’t God answering me?—into a question of hope that will ultimately draw down the powers of heaven in our behalf.
When a group of wild and wonderful kids gather in one room for Primary, things can feel a little untamed––almost like a gathering of zoo animals! From the hallway stampede to the tireless hopping of little kangaroos to the shy ostrich giving a talk, this delightful picture book is a sweet tribute to the joyful spirit of Primary.
Daniel Cavanaugh has it all—a lucrative career as a lawyer, a gorgeous fiancée, and his future mapped out for him. So why is he feeling increasingly dissatisfied with his life? When the assignment to handle his late grandmother’s estate takes him to the California coast, Daniel welcomes the escape. Staying at the nearby bed-and-breakfast isn’t really his style, but he soon realizes the inn may hold the key to the answers he’s been seeking.
Spindrift Cove has few opportunities for a young unmarried woman like Sarah Michaels. Even so, she enjoys her solitude as owner and chef at the Neverland Inn. She thrives on catering to the needs of her guests and treating them to her fantastic cooking. But when Daniel walks through her door, he immediately tests her patience. Though he is handsome and well-bred, she finds him insufferable. Soon, however, the tranquility of the inn works its magic, and Daniel and Sarah forge a sweet and unexpected connection—until the life he left behind in the city demands his return and it seems that a happily ever after may not be on the menu after all.
Evie Jennings doesn’t believe in happily ever after— it’s been a year since moving home to Los Angeles to gather the pieces of her broken heart after her divorce, but she is only going through the motions. That is, until a chance encounter on her college campus brings about an unexpected turn of events: Evie finds herself face-to-face with the heartthrob whose poster decorated the wall of her teenage bedroom. And he’s desperate for her help. Hollywood sensation Ridge Dashly is facing a career crisis—a bad review threatens his A-list status. Desperate to win back the favor of the media and his fans, Ridge reluctantly agrees to enroll in college, never dreaming he’ll meet someone who can see past his fame to his true self. As their paths continue to cross, Evie’s seeming disinterest intrigues Ridge, and the pair form a tentative friendship that slowly grows into something more. But when confronted with the unrelenting paparazzi and the nagging shadows of their pasts, will they follow everyone else’s script or fight for their own happy ending?
Discover the simple beauty of gospel truths in God Gave Us Families, a celebration of the Primary song loved throughout the world. Through music and art, this volume sweetly outlines the divine roles of each member of the family. From a father’s priesthood guidance to a mother’s responsibility as teacher and nurturer, these lyrics beautifully depict the significance of families and our Heavenly Father’s plan for His children. Featuring stunning artwork by celebrated Latter-day Saint artists, God Gave Us Families invites readers to come to understand the true purpose—and power—of the family.
That Promised Day: The Coming Forth of the LDS Scriptures
´è_For my soul delighteth in the scriptures, and my heart pondereth them,and writeth them for the learning and the profit of my children´è_ (2 Ne.4:15).
You will be fascinated by this compelling story of the miraculous events that led to the creation and publication of the modern version of the complete standard works of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It chronicles the monumental project initiated in 1972 to publish an LDS edition of the King James Bible and the subsequent revisions of other Church scriptures to include cross referencing footnotes and many other beneficial study aids. This documentary film shows how the hand of the Lord was evident throughout the process as the pains taking work was performed by some of the greatest scholars of this dispensation under the direction of prophets, seers, and revelators. In President Thomas S. Monson´è_s observations included in the film, he states, ´è_More people have studied the scriptures, more people have carried the scriptures, and more people have been taught the scriptures and understand the scriptures as a result of the work we´è_re talking about.
´è_This program will bring greater appreciation for the inspired efforts that have helped Latter-day Saints better understand God´è_s words through cross-referencing footnotes that link all of the standard works, the addition of the Joseph Smith Translation, and other improved study tools such as maps, chapter headings, and topical guides. What remains for us is to make use of these sacred resources to enhance our understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ and to solidify our testimonies, ´è_that every man might speak in the name of God, the Lord. ´è_´è_
This practical but classy temple bag features compartments for all of your temple accessories and other personal belongings. With double shoulder straps and a convenient inside hook, this bag easily fits into lockers and suitcases, and is also perfect as a carry-on. Made with stylishly patterned jacquard and reinforced with faux leather accents, this durable bag is perfect for the fashionable but value-conscious woman. Dimensions: 14Î_” x 16″ x 6Î_”
Ever notice how much children love to perform? Now every child can be a star with the Baptism Sing-Along DVD. We’ve taken the colorful and fun illustrations of Jennette Guymon-King, combined them with Robert C. Bowden’s beautiful arrangements of 13 songs that relate to baptism and the Holy Ghost, and put it all together in a karaoke sing-along that you can play on your own DVD player! That’s right, there’s no need for expensive equipment or specials. Just pop in the DVD and let the fun begin!
In How Do I Love Thee . . . Understanding Your Spouse’s Love Language, Dr. John L. Lund helps couples realize that everyone gives and receives messages of acceptance, affection, and appreciation in different ways. Understanding these love languages can be a key part in avoiding miscommunication, disappointment, conflict, and marital strain. Using his trademark humor along with examples gleaned from more than thirty years of working with couples as a counselor and a mediator, Dr. Lund provides fascinating insights and time-proven methods of strengthening the relationships that matter most. Included inside is the Love Language Quiz to help you and your spouse determine your own love languages. With more than 90 minutes of material, this DVD makes for a perfect date night without leaving home! A great gift for newlyweds or anyone who wants a new perspective on improving their marriage.
A true story of conflict and compassion, Redemption follows the saga of Henry Heath, a lawman on the western frontier in 1862. After the grieving sheriff buries his only child, he learns that Jean Baptiste, an impoverished French immigrant, has been robbing the graves of the recently deceased. Torn between duty, outrage, and guilt about his own past, Heath becomes Baptiste’s only defense against the bloodthirsty contempt of the community and the brutal isolation of the inhospitable Antelope Island where Baptiste has been exiled. Through his reluctant service, Heath is forced to examine his own beliefs about mercy, justice, and redemption. Can Heath show compassion and forgiveness toward the man who seems the least deserving of Christian love?
When the White House Comes to Zion: From the Oval office to Temple Square Take an entertaining journey through time as you discover the stories behind the events that brought American presidents to the Zion of the West. You’ll be delighted with fascinating stories and anecdotes about American presidents’ memorable visits from the time of the presidential Pullman railroad car to today’s Air Force One. With hundreds of historical photographs and film clips-some never before published-this visual history highlights the warmth and hospitality of the people of the Beehive State. You may even find a photo of your grandfather, cousin, mother, or father in a crowd surrounding John F. Kennedy, Ronald Regan, or George W. Bush. Contains two documentary programs: When the White House Comes to Zion A Pictorial History of U.S. Presidential Visits to Utah