Author Archives: Jared

Whence Cometh a Testimony?

Note: I’ve used footnotes in this post (26 to be exact). To view a footnote click the number. After reading the footnote click the number again to return. The word “testimony” looms large in the vocabulary of Latter-Day-Saints. We are … Continue reading

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Sundry Thoughts and Comments on the Book of Mormon

Following is a compilation of thoughts and comments about the Book of Mormon from church leaders, scholars, and others.   “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the … Continue reading

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“I Know Thy Heart, and Have Heard Thy Prayers…”

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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Favored of the Lord

The Book of Mormon uses the phrase “favored of the Lord” to communicate the idea that a follower of Christ can arrive at a point where they are “supplied with advantages”. In other words, they are “regarded with kindness; as … Continue reading

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My Experience with the Savior

Easter is about Jesus Christ. Our thoughts are turned to the life of Jesus Christ, his atonement, and his resurrection. For me and many others, this time of year carries our thoughts to sacred experiences that have come to us in … Continue reading

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Quiz: What Caused the Nephite Church to be Broken Up?

The Book of Mormon teaches that the Lord’s church can dwindle, even be “broken up” because of the iniquity of its members. The first indication of the church dwindling occurs when the members begin to disbelieve in the gifts of … Continue reading

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LDS Doctrine Quiz #4-Five Questions on the Priesthood

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“Among All the Workmanship of Mine Hands There Has Not Been So Great Wickedness”

This morning, I was thinking about what scripture teaches about the world we live on. The first scripture that came to mind (while shaving) is found in Moses 7:36. I’ve been interested in the Savior’s teachings about this earth when He … Continue reading

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Casually Engaged

Imagine on the grounds of your ward house there are numerous fruit laden gospel trees where you can pick all the fruit you want to nourish yourself spiritually. The easily accessible lower hanging fruit provide basic blessings from the organization … Continue reading

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Doubling Down on Sin or Repentance. It’s Up to Us.

I am writing to those who appreciate the gift of repentance and are thankful that Jesus Christ was willing an able to atone for our sins. If we think of a testimony of repentance as having three degrees of glory then … Continue reading

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