Author Archives: Jared

Don’t Lose Faith in What You Know, Because of What You Don’t Know?

I’ve been visiting sites authored by church members who have either lost faith or are in one of the many phases of losing their faith. The title of this post makes an important point. I’ll restate the title in the … Continue reading

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Rhodes Scholar Boldly Seeks for Testimony of the Book of Mormon

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (New Testament | Hebrews 4:16) Clayton M. Christensen is a returned LDS missionary and is currently … Continue reading

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Dealing with Mormonism’s Thorns, Thistles, Briars, and Noxious Weeds

Nearly everyone has experience with weeds (thorns, thistles, briars, and noxious weeds). They come in many varieties. Basically, weeds are a wild plant that grows where it is not wanted in competition with other desirable plants. The scriptures teach that weeds … Continue reading

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Casually Engaged

Elder Neal A Maxwell passed away in 2004, but his words live on. Following is a talk he gave in Oct. 1992 General Conference. It was titled “Settle This in Your Hearts”. To view it click here. Otherwise, you can … Continue reading

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Heavenly Father Provides Mountains to Climb So We Can Become Like Him

Heavenly Father Provides Us with Mountains to Climb So We Can Become Like Him Acquiring and growing a testimony is like climbing a mountain. As we ascend the mountain we can turn and view the vista behind us, and feel … Continue reading

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Example of Faith: New General Authority Vs. Evil Spirit

I read, Yearning for the Living God, by F. Enzio Busche a few years ago. He was a Seventy in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The account I have quoted is informative on many levels. As … Continue reading

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Faith is a Decision

Click here for the Table of Contents Everyday we make many decisions, some decisions are without consequence, while others can change the course of our entire life. Decisions about religion have power to not only change the course of our … Continue reading

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Reaching for the Higher Hanging Fruit

Click here for Table of Contents Elder Neal A. Maxwell used the image of a fruit ladened-tree to illustrate an important point that church members need to ponder on often: “Happily, many of us have already picked and been greatly … Continue reading

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“I Will Show Miracles…Unto all Those Who Believe on My Name”

The prophet Nephi wrote and prophesied about our day. He referred to us as Gentiles and said that we would “put down the power and miracles of God, and preach up unto themselves their own wisdom and their own learning… … Continue reading

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Barriers to Increasing Faith

Click Here for the Table of Contents Often, children teach their parents about barriers to faith. I recall a story that illustrates this. Years ago in Arizona, church members were asked to fast and pray to exercise their faith so that Heavenly … Continue reading

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