An invitation: Join Us in the 90 Day Remnant Rebirth

Michael Claridge Lindon, Michael 12 Comments

A Little History About 40 days ago, Lindon and I started the 40-Day Missionary Fast. We got the idea from something my brother Mel posted on Facebook. I sent it to Lindon, he loved the idea and so we began a 40 day fast. The results have been wonderful. But as we are drawing to an end I came across this quote from the Gordon …

We Are Commanded To Daily Take Up Our Cross

Michael Claridge Michael 0 Comments

Imagine if you will that you are Moroni and you have carried and protected the Golden Plates for many years. You have experienced some amazing spiritual experiences, like walking and talking with angels, and also you have spent many hours in the presence of Jesus Christ Himself. Now the time has come for you to bury the Golden Plates in the Hill Cumorah, but before …

Don’t Be a Stiff Necked and Hard Hearted Mormon

Michael Claridge Humility, Michael 0 Comments

Many Latter-Day Saints would no doubt speak about how Moroni’s promise of the Book of Mormon tells us to pray to know if the Book of Mormon is true, and I’d have to disagree with them on that. I’m not trying to be a contrarian here, and it may just be a figure of speech, but Moroni doesn’t say that. He actually says to ask …

Why Humility?

Michael Claridge Humility, Michael 2 Comments

It just dawned on me that I have taken for granted all this time that you have understood why I think humility is such an important principle. I mean, you probably get that humility is important, as a concept or doctrine of the gospel, as a Latter-Day Saint you are aware that we are all supposed to be humble, you may understand it on a …

Valiantly Standing in the Lord’s Territory

Michael Claridge Michael 0 Comments

This week Lindon brought to my attention a quote in January’s Ensign that I should have included in my last post “The Crux of the Entire Matter – A Humbling Is Coming”. After reading the quote I couldn’t agree with him more. So I thought I would include it an addendum to the post. Before I post the quote I feel I need to preface …

The Crux of the Entire Matter – A Humbling Is Coming

Michael Claridge Humility, Michael 1 Comment

I won’t lie to you, I’m not going to even pretend that I know what’s coming, but I hope to spend the entirety of this blog post talking about one of the basic tenants and purposes of PrisonTemple, and by so doing share with you some very personal beliefs about what I think our future holds. I think it’s pretty safe to say we all …

Being Like God and Experiencing The Truest Joy

Michael Claridge Michael 1 Comment

President Russell M. Nelson gave a great talk this last General Conference about having joy called “Joy and Spiritual Survival.” I personally loved the parables he used to describe having joy. I call them parables because they so closely resemble, perhaps even exactly, what we will encounter in our lives, in these the last days. His first parable was that of Lehi and his family.  …

But He Kept Back Part

Michael Claridge Michael 0 Comments

The Lord has been teaching me some wonderful lessons these past several weeks.  I’ve been reminded of the story of Ananias and his wife Sapphira. 1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles’ …

Our Part, And God’s Part

Michael Claridge Michael 0 Comments

Brace yourself, this is going to be another one of those blog posts that challenges some ideas you’ve been taught throughout your life, but aren’t necessarily true. They may sound like they are truth on the surface, but really are laced with philosophies of men mingled with scripture and in the end only turn out to be derivatives of the insidious lie. Have you ever …

The Insidious Lie

Michael Claridge Michael 0 Comments

I just got off the phone with Lindon. He’s doing great.  But… yea, there’s a “but.” He’s struggling with the ebb and flow of life. We all do.  We all suffer from that from time to time.  The irony is that we only suffer on the ebb part, so of course we say, we all suffer from time to time – just when it’s ebbing. …