Category Archives: Spirituality

The Book of Mormon—The Keystone of our Spiritual Life

I’m looking forward to reading and studying from the Book of Mormon in 2016. I feel excited like a little boy who is about to open up a gift. Why do I feel this way about reading the Book of … Continue reading

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Valiant or Honorable

It isn’t a secret that the Mormon church is losing some of its members. The reasons for the loss of members are manifold. Some say the reasons are complicated, others say it a matter of choice. Those who are leaving … Continue reading

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Counseling God or Following Blindly Versus Counseling with God

The title of this post outlines three ways we can approach the Heavenly Father as we deal with the various issues of life. I’ve experienced all three ways of dealing with the Heavenly Father at different times in my life. … Continue reading

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Of the Tenets Thou Shalt Not Talk

My goal in blogging is to write about those things that will help followers of Christ draw nearer to the lord. The scriptures teach, “draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you.” With that thought in mind … Continue reading

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Plateauing Faith—Thoughts on Fighting Spiritual Boredom, Apathy, and Apostasy

Plateauing: to reach a state or level of little or no growth or decline, esp. to stop increasing or progressing; remain at a stable level of achievement; level off. Reaching a plateau in any aspect of our life is better … Continue reading

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Writing and Commenting in the Bloggernacle

Good, better, and best are terms that can be used to describe the relative worth of competing choices. The one thing they have in common is the fact that a favorable outcome can be expected from each. However, the outcomes … Continue reading

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“…Ye Ask Not, Neither Do Ye Knock; Wherefore Ye are Not Brought into the Light…”

Years ago, I attended a series of lectures at BYU where the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, the Bible, and the Book of Mormon were discussed. I later learned that some of the scholars who lectured were agnostic. This surprised me. I … Continue reading

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Awake From a Deep Sleep and Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost

Authority Restored The restoration of the gospel through the prophet Joseph Smith restored many things that had been lost from the earth. The authority to baptize and confer the gift of the Holy Ghost was among things lost.  John the … Continue reading

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How Do I Know If I’m Experiencing The Holy Ghost?

And blessed are all they who do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled with the Holy Ghost. 3 Nephi 12:6 For church members desiring the companionship of the Holy Ghost this scripture is packed with meaning. The Lord … Continue reading

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Drawing on the Powers of Heaven by Fasting and Prayer

The Value of Fasting and Prayer Next Sunday is the first Sunday of the month. Latter-day-Saints around the world will hold their monthly fast and testimony meetings.  Fasting is an important principle of the gospel for those who desire to … Continue reading

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