Person to Person8 JANUARY 2017 — POSTED BY David Creer As I was reading The Times newspaper I noticed an article from a representative of the Muslim community. He said, “If you want to know about the Muslim religion, come meet with us.” He went on to explain the importance of getting to know and understand people who are different.
The Faith of St Andrew30 NOVEMBER 2016 — POSTED BY Malcolm Adcock As Scotland marks St Andrew’s Day on 30 November, millions of proud Scots throughout the British Isles – and around the world – will reflect on tradition, culture and simply celebrating that special day with family and friends.
Happiness7 OCTOBER 2016 — POSTED BY David Creer In the great British newspapers and periodicals they will have interviews with, or features and profiles about interesting and accomplished people. Often as part of the article it will be asked of the person something like, “What is the most important lesson you have learned in your life?” Reading these types of questions I have asked myself the same question and how would I answer such a question. One answer quickly popped into my mind: “you have to create your own happiness”
Volunteer vs Called12 JULY 2016 — POSTED BY David Creer There are two important aspects of member involvement in our church – volunteering to serve and being called to serve. Because in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints we do not have a paid clergy, members give their own time in leadership, teaching, and service to their fellow men/women/children.
Family Values - Katie Walsh19 APRIL 2016 — POSTED BY Elder and Sister David Creer In the Sunday Times Magazine an article entitled Relative Values by Danny Scott, dated April 3, 2016, is about Katie Walsh, the most successful female jockey in Grand National history. Katie and her father share their feelings about each other, Katie’s story of becoming a jockey, and about winning the biggest steeplechase of the calendar.
What Does Religion Have to Offer?15 MARCH 2016 — POSTED BY David Creer We continue to read and hear that religion isn’t a relevant part of many people’s lives in today’s world. The other day while reading the Radio Times I saw an interview with TV survival expert, Bear Grylls. This accomplished man uses his knowledge, humour, skills, and tenacity to survive in the wild. Bear is very popular and brings out the “adventure” in all of us who follow him.
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty24 JUNE 2015 — POSTED BY Malcolm Adcock Eight hundred years ago this month the despotic King of England begrudgingly made a deal with a powerful group of rebellious nobles, by endorsing a document we now know as Magna Carta (‘The Great Charter’). 'Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty'.
Spirituality vs Materialism this Christmas Season2 DECEMBER 2014 — POSTED BY Malcolm Adcock When my Granddad recalled Edwardian Christmases with his family, he related fond memories of discovering Yuletide stockings by his bed, filled with nuts and oranges. That was it on the gift front for him, his brothers and sisters, all children of a Cambridgeshire railwayman – very basic by today’s standards.
Mormon missions: ‘It was hard but it was worth it’8 JULY 2014 — POSTED BY Malcolm Adcock Having served as a Mormon missionary in Toronto, Canada a few years ago, I look back on that time with great fondness.
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