Author Archives: Jared

Recognizing Answers To Prayer

The purpose of prayer is to access things of the spirit. We are repeatedly taught in the scripture that the Lord will answer our prayers. Receiving and recognizing answers to our prayers is the topic of this post. Like many … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ, The Son of God, Savior of the World, A Personal Friend

Click here for the Table of Contents  At this Easter season, I desire to testify of the Saviors Friendship and goodness to me, a struggling soul. I do so with the hope that others will be inspired to further their … Continue reading

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Blessings and Cursings

When church members make covenants, it means something. Keeping covenants brings blessings, trifling with or not keeping covenants can result in cursings. The following is from a book written by Blaine M. Yorgason, I Need Thee Every Hour, pages 106-110. … Continue reading

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Using the Book of Mormon to Commune with God

My goal as a blogger is to write about those things that will help each of us draw nearer to the lord. The Lord said, “draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you.” With that image in … Continue reading

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What was God? What was praying, she asked?

A North Korean husband pleads to his wife “You need to pray to God. Pray to him and ask him to bring you safely to me. If you do, he will hear your prayer.” His wife, Song, upon hearing this … Continue reading

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The Philosophies of Men Mingled with Scripture

With a new year, I find myself reflecting on years past and future. As I do so, I realize that the year immediately before me is the most important year of my life. This is so because the decisions I … Continue reading

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What is the Most Important Thing a Church Member Can do in this Life?

When we fail to recognize those things that are of greater value and mistakenly pursue something of lesser value, we slow our progress and miss the greater blessings. There is a saying that brings this principle into focus: “There are … Continue reading

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So Long President Monson

President Monson can be remembered as a prophet. There are many examples of his prophetic gift. One account, among many, that stands out in my mind is the Methvin family. In 1974, Christal Methvin , a 10-year-old dying of cancer, … Continue reading

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My Experience of Coming Unto Christ and Experiencing Repentance (Applying the Atonement)

I haven’t always been a sincere follower of Christ. As a boy, holidays recognizing the Savior were just another holiday, like Halloween or Presidents day. The joy of being out of school, receiving gifts, and eating all the goodies at … Continue reading

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The Power of Hate Frustrates the Power of the Priesthood

At the end of World War II, Ezra Taft Benson and Fred W. Babbel went to Europe with church welfare supplies. They experienced many miracles which Brother Babbel recorded and then published. The following account details a remarkable healing and … Continue reading

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