Category Archives: Leadership

A brother like that

A brother like that A friend of mine named Paul received an automobile from his brother as a Christmas present. On Christmas Eve when Paul came out of his office, a street urchin was walking around the shiny new car, … Continue reading

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Newel Knight’s experience with the Adversary

Devil Cast Out of Newel Knight Joseph Smith During this month of April [1830] I went on a visit to the residence of Mr. Joseph Knight, of Colesville, Broom co. N. Y., with whom and his family I had been … Continue reading

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Brigham Young’s October 1856 Address

Brigham Young’s address to the Saints October 5, 1856 When Brigham Young heard that the many of the Saints who left with handcarts had left late in the season and that snows were coming early that year in 1856, he … Continue reading

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The miracle of the seagulls and the “States Goods Prophecy”

The miracle of the seagulls and the “States Goods Prophecy” Now came a series of trials differing from anything the Saints had yet experienced. Indeed, it seemed as if they were fated to literally “endure all things,” and like the … Continue reading

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I Was Prompted What to Say

This story is one of many inspiring stories from the book Faith in the Service:  Inspirational Stories from LDS Servicemen and Servicewomen, compiled by Chad S. Hawkins and published by Deseret Book.  This story comes from First Sergeant David Fillmore … Continue reading

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The Father and the Son appear to members of The School of the Prophets

The Father and the Son appear to members of The School of the Prophets Kirtland, Ohio 1833 Zebedee Coltrin, a member of the School of the Prophets records: At one of these meetings after the organization of the school, (the … Continue reading

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Jane Manning James’ walk to Nauvoo

Jane Manning James Walks 800 Miles Barefoot To Nauvoo Jane tells Joseph Smith about prejudice, trials and miracles as she took her family from Connecticut to Illinois. Jane Elizabeth Manning James, the daughter of Isaac and Eliza Manning, was born … Continue reading

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Richard G. Scott’s Experience with Admiral Rickover

Have you noticed that when you have determined to accomplish a very important task, many good ideas for other things to do seem to come to your mind? If they are allowed to interfere, they will distract you from the … Continue reading

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The Wishing Tree

The Wishing Tree A Hindu parable One way of gaining insight into the doctrine of karma is through the parable of the Kalpataru,  or the Wishing Tree: Into a room full of children at play walks their uncle, who, of … Continue reading

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Orson Hyde returns

Summer 1838, Orson returned from serving as a missionary in England to Far West, Missouri just as trouble began. Orson was very ill and exhausted. Unable to get out, friends called on him and filled his ears with news of … Continue reading

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