Monthly Archives: November 2013

Thanksgiving

I have found Thanksgiving to be such a great day to remember the Savior and all the ways he has touched my life. The following quote by President Eyring has inspired me: You could have an experience with the gift … Continue reading

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Mormon 1-7 How to be happy

I am teaching a Book of Mormon class right now and am in Mormon this week.  A few years ago I was listening to a book by Tal Ben-Shahar called “Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment” and … Continue reading

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Is Satan necessary?

Occasionally I find myself in a conversation with those that ask the question, “Is Satan essential for the Plan of Salvation to work?” While I do not think this question is one of the more vital gospel questions we may … Continue reading

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Enos – My Soul Hungered

Enos had a struggle to know the Lord. Many people today do as well. I believe a key to gaining a testimony of Jesus Christ and the Restoration is to want to know the truth, as well as have an … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis – 50 years later

On November 22, 1963 C.S. Lewis passed away. It was on this same day that the American president John F. Kennedy also passed away. Both men had a profound impact on the American world view. I believe that C.S. Lewis … Continue reading

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Angels speak the words of Christ

In 2 Nephi 31 Nephi teaches what we should do after we are baptized. We are to “feast upon the words of Christ,” and “endure to the end.” (2 Nephi 31:20) In chapter 32 he illustrates what it means to … Continue reading

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John 7: Can anything good come out of Galilee?

I have been thinking today about something someone said to me recently, “You are only a member of your church because you live in Utah,” referring to the fact that I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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What Heaven is Like

A Saint, who is one in deed and in truth, does not look for an immaterial heaven but he expects a heaven with lands, houses, cities, vegetation, rivers, and animals; with thrones, temples, palaces, kings, princes, priests, and angels; with … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Teachings on Divorce

Jesus’ Teachings on Divorce 3 Nephi 12:31-32  A Historical Context In the Old World, carnal and fallen men had begun to take advantage of the divorce laws in their culture. Though marriage had been established in the beginning as a … Continue reading

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Nephi’s use of Isaiah in the Book of Mormon

Nephi quotes Isaiah for much of the text of Second Nephi. Over the years, I have met many folks who say that they “like to skip Isaiah” because they do not understand it. Many wonder why Nephi quotes so much … Continue reading

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