In the New Testament Peter gives the charge to “be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear” (1 Peter 3:15). In response, this blog is an experiment to create a forum for individuals who have felt the influence of God in their lives to share experiences, thoughts and ideas with the intent of helping others understand their reason for hope, and of learning how to better articulate such expressions.
Sharing spiritual perspectives in a public forum requires an amount of humility, faith, and courage. Doing so in writing, however, can be beneficial for a variety of reasons. Writing helps communicate complex ideas more clearly, learn more effectively, and feel more gratitude for the good things in life. Imperfect, awkward, and inconsequential as my own writings may be, they represent an effort to make some kind of offering to fulfill Peter’s charge. My hope is that this offering may help others come to know God more fully, including myself.
I have felt God’s love and believe he is real. I have felt assurance, when I have let go of my desires and concerns and offered my will to Him, that He is aware of me and wants what is in my best interest. I trust in Him and want to be what he wants me to be. I believe that God does not need me “to be mighty, intelligent, well dressed, well spoken, or well inherited” to do His will. He needs me to use the resources and talents he has already given me. He needs me to to “incline my heart to Him” and to “seek to honor Him by serving Him and reaching out in compassion” and forgiveness to those around me (Dean M. Davies). I know there are many who quietly suffer inside, feeling broken, dejected, and confused at what life has granted them. May the content here especially help such individuals tap into sources of healing they otherwise wouldn’t know, and come to understand that the “Mormon Outlook” is one of true hope.
Brian Boyer, Site Manager
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