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Jesus Christ our Advocate

Posted by on Sunday, February 24, 2013

Jesus Christ our Advocate

  “And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous.” — 1st John 2:1 Here, Jesus isn’t just praying to the Father; He’s praying to the Father for us. He is ever making intercession in our behalf (Hebrews 7:25). I picture Christ pleading with the Father that our sins will be forgiven not according to our own merits, but according to our faith in Him and His grace and sacrifice. Its personal. Your own name and situation might very well be on His lips as the Savior begs for mercy for your sake. With Christ championing our cause, how can we fail? I’m always humbled to hear back from you. To prove it and show my love, for...

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Why does our form of government only work when the people are religious and have strong morals?

Posted by on Friday, February 22, 2013

Why does our form of government only work when the people are religious and have strong morals?

John Adams once made this profound statement: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” 1 Why? Why does our form of government only work when the people are religious and have strong morals? Can’t we all just live however we want?  “It’s a free country” after all (as we all stated so eloquently in our elementary school days upon being reprimanded by a parent for some miscreant behavior).  What does my personal character and behavior have anything to do with functionality of our Constitutional government? I like to think of it this way: Imagine the United States of America as...

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Adoration

Posted by on Sunday, February 17, 2013

Adoration

The expression between Jesus and the little girl (who happens to be one of the model’s daughters in real life) says it all in this piece—“I adore you.”  The closer one draws towards the Savior, the more he or she adores everything about Him. Thus, I can only imagine the overflowing joy and love we will feel when we are actually in His presence, in His embrace. The feelings of adoration will be so intense and amazingly, I don’t think they will be one-sided. I picture Christ peering so deeply into our hearts, with His perfect love, that His adoration for us will be just as intense. Have you ever felt adoration in your life between you and Jesus Christ? Have you...

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A RECTANGLE, IS A RECTANGLE, IS A RECTANGLE, Mr. President

Posted by on Friday, February 15, 2013

A RECTANGLE, IS A RECTANGLE, IS A RECTANGLE, Mr. President

After hearing President Obama’s SOTU (State of the Union) address last night, I am reminded of a lesson I gave when I taught high school: I drew four shapes on the whiteboard.  A circle, a square, a triangle, and a rectangle.  I then covered up the shapes by sliding the front white board over them.                 At the beginning of class, I asked one of my students to go to the office and get something for me.  As soon as he left (we’ll call this student Steve), I slid back the front white board to reveal the four hidden shapes.  “Okay, guys,” I said, “We’re going to try a little...

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Message to Christian Booksellers | August 2012

Posted by on Monday, August 27, 2012

Message to Christian Booksellers | August 2012

“Expressions of Christ” Fine Art Series By David Bowman Artist David Bowman creates depictions of the Savior in a variety of expressions.

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Deseret News | October 13, 2009

Posted by on Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Q&A with artist and author David Bowman Source: Deseret News, 10/13/2009 A few months ago, Deseret Book invited me (amongst many) to attend an author/artist appreciation dinner in Salt Lake City. I had the honor to meet some of the most talented artists and authors within the LDS community and listen to the wise counsel of Elder David A. Bednar. It was a true highlight of 2009 and an evening I shall never forget. One of the people I met was David Bowman, an LDS artist and author. Today’s article is my interview with this wonderfully talented brother. Q: David, tell us how you got started. A: Ever since I can remember, I have loved to draw. All through my...

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