Author Archives: Jared

Are You Blown Away by Church History?

I remember when I first became aware of the challenging aspects of church history, the Mountain Meadows massacre, details of polygamy, problems with the Book of Abraham, multiple accounts of the first vision, and etc. I felt doubt stirring in … Continue reading

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Unanswered Prayers

Since coming to the internet over ten ago, I’ve read many post and comments where writers relate that they are active members, keep the commandments well enough to maintain a temple recommend, read the Book of Mormon, prayed about it, … Continue reading

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How Long Halt Ye Between Two Opinions?

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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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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