Faith and Religion, Revise

Baby, You’re NOT A Firework…

There’s a popular song by Katy Perry called Firework and I think I’ve always had a problem with it. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate it—it’s certainly inspirational. But I’ve always felt like the message falls so dramatically short of the truth. Here are some of the lyrics from that song: Baby, you’re a firework Come on, let your colors burst……

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Faith and Religion, Revise

I Am A Child of God | Art by Howard Lyon

“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.” (Romans 8:18) Check out this beautiful painting by Howard Lyon! Among the greatest treasures of knowledge that we have been given is this: we are all the children of God. This truth carries with it great blessings. It should guide us in how we treat…

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Faith and Religion, Inspirational, Revise

Each Of Us Is An Innkeeper…

“Each of us is an innkeeper who decides if there is room for Jesus.” -Neal A. Maxwell I recently finished making this music video for songwriter, Shawna Belt Edwards. It features the artwork of Joseph Brickey, Howard Lyon, Jon McNaughton, and Liz Lemon Swindle. I’ve put the lyrics below the video. I hope you enjoy it! “Do You Have Room”…

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Faith and Religion, Inspirational, Revise

The Refiner’s Fire

The refiner’s fire is not a comfortable place to be. It involves intense heat and repeated hammering. But it is in the refiner’s fire that we are purified and prepared to meet God. Kim experienced the refiner’s fire in a way she never expected. She had always wanted a large family. Her first son wasn’t even two when he was…

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Faith and Religion, Inspirational, Literature, Stories by Seth Adam Smith

A Powerful, HIDDEN Message in “A Christmas Carol”

One of my all-time favorite books is A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. I didn’t always like it. In fact, when I was much younger, I pretty much hated it. I felt like it was over-commercialized and overused during Christmas. A few years ago, while listening to an audio rendition of the book, I heard something that I felt like…

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