How can I comfort my friend?

How can I comfort my friend?

Question   Gramps, I read your answer to the guy who was worried about being an angel only. I have a friend who was sealed to her husband and has two kids. He was lost tragically in a car accident. She has had trouble dating LDS men,  They do not wish to pursue...
The spirit or is it just me?

The spirit or is it just me?

Dear Gramps, How can I be certain the feelings I get are from the spirit? I’ve lately discovered I can cry on command, and generally feel a burning when I do. The same things happen when I conjure up powerful, positive emotions, even if they are not related to...
Calling and Election

Calling and Election

How to make your calling and election sure. Bonnie _______________ Bonnie, In order to answer your question directly, and without writing a short research paper, the answer to your question is found in thoroughly understanding two different passages: 2 Peter 1:5-12...
Faith

Faith

I was born in the church and grew up in it. I’ve recently turned 19 and am about to make some important decisions that could affect the rest of my life (mission, priesthood etc.) I’ve already had my interviews to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood but have...
Petition for Healing

Petition for Healing

Dear Gramps, Does it do any good to petition for someone’s healing, like from cancer? The scriptures say if they are ordained to live, they will live, and if they are ordained to die, then they will die (D&C 42:48. So if God has already made up His mind on...
14 year old son hates going to church

14 year old son hates going to church

What do I do to help my son gain a testimony? He has had anxiety, doing better this last year, has ADHD so he gets bored easily and has a hard time sitting through 3 hours of church. He is a good boy and so far has obeyed the Strength of Youth but he thinks the boys...
Can you clarify fasting and annointing found in the scriptures?

Can you clarify fasting and annointing found in the scriptures?

Question Gramps, Hello I do appreciate what you have accomplished with this site. I read your column everyday. I was looking at Christ’s sermons in Matthew and in 3rd Nephi. My question is…where it says but thou when thou fastest anoint thy head and wash...
God Must Change?

God Must Change?

Gramps, This is my second time asking a question, the first was about blessing babies and whom we should address in the blessing prayer. You advised me to address Heavenly Father throug the entire blessing was the appropriate way. I have since blessed my 2 boys this...
How do I find faith in Christ?

How do I find faith in Christ?

Question   Dear Gramps, I have some questions concerning faith in Christ and I’d appreciate any insights. I have a terminal, time sensitive disease that without His intervention, will result in death in the near future. I greatly desire physical healing. I have...
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