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Brent Roberts, Author at Farmville

Columns

The parable of the puffy pillows

Once I stayed at a hotel where the pillows appeared so large and soft and puffy that I looked forward to bedtime, thinking the pillows ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Saturday, November 28, 2020 6:00 am

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Prayer brings us closer to God

I love walking on the quiet stretches of the High Bridge Trail, especially this time of year. Most of the year, trees and vegetation line ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, October 30, 2020 6:00 am

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Be kind to one another

Recently I attended a graveside memorial service for a family friend and fellow member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints named Mary. ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, October 9, 2020 6:00 am

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The Tabernacle Choir and the power of music

Each Sunday from 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on WFLO, listeners are treated to the sounds of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, which President ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, September 18, 2020 6:00 am

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Walking in newness of life

Generally, I don’t believe in coincidences. I like to think that we can learn from all experiences, good and bad. And just between you and ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, August 21, 2020 6:00 am

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The pioneer heritage of the Latter-day Saints

On July 24, 1847, a wagon company of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, July 24, 2020 6:00 am

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Reflecting on time in solitude

Recently I hiked a trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway with my son. It was early on a cool morning, with few people around — ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, June 26, 2020 6:00 am

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Latter-day Saints adjust services and missions due to COVID-19

I have been asked by many friends and neighbors how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is weathering the pandemic. As with many ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, May 29, 2020 6:00 am

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Faithful in Christ

Recently a phrase jumped out at me from the scriptural page, “Faithful in Christ.” Paul addressed warm greetings to the saints in Ephesus who were ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, May 1, 2020 6:00 am

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Seek the best gifts

Perhaps envisioning difficult times such as these, the Apostle Paul taught: “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant” (1 Corinthians 12:1). ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, April 3, 2020 6:00 am

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What to do with your extra day

Beyond Valentine’s Day, this February has two other days that are well worth celebrating — Groundhog Day and Leap Day. Our family has a long ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Saturday, February 29, 2020 6:30 am

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Drink the Living Water

“Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again, But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:08 am

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Remember the Sabbath Day

Happy New Year! With the turning of the calendar, there is no shortage of articles on how to prepare for, organize, and manage the coming ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Tuesday, January 7, 2020 1:39 pm

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Light the world

As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, we have been challenged to be lights to the world: “Ye are the light of the world … ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Thursday, December 5, 2019 1:21 pm

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Spirit of Thanksgiving

In this season of Thanksgiving, we naturally consider how best to express our thanks to God for His many blessings. One way to show gratitude ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Thursday, November 7, 2019 3:16 pm

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A way to get back home

I have been pondering on the profound message contained in Reverend John Moxley’s recent column titled “What I want on my epitaph.” His conclusion was ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, September 13, 2019 12:00 pm

Columns

THE WORD: The pioneer spirit

In the New Testament, we learn that “the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch,” Acts 11:26. I have often wondered about this statement. Certainly ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Sunday, August 18, 2019 5:00 am