Category Archives: Things of the Spirit

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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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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He Marvelled at Their Unbelief

The Savior while in mortality did many mighty works. He raised the dead, healed all kinds of diseases, restored sight to the blind, cured withered limbs, and cast out devils. However, in his home town of Nazareth is was unable to do mighty … 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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Latter Day Saints at a Faith Crossroads

Cruising the Bloggernacle in recent weeks, I’ve read much on the topic of faith. It appears some church members are standing at a faith crossroads, deciding which road they will travel. Some of what I’ve read related to the lost … 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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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 below. http://www.lds.org/general-conference/1992/10/settle-this-in-your-hearts?lang=eng&media=video#watch=video Eighteen years … Continue reading

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The Only Way To Draw Near To The Lord

The doctrines of the restoration contain a clear invitation for church members to draw near to the Lord, two examples, “draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you” (D&C 88:63). In another,  especially powerful invitation, the Lord … Continue reading

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Quickened by a Portion of the Celestial, Terrestrial, or Telestial Glory

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

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Beginning My Fourth Year As A Blogger

This month signals the beginning of my fourth year as a blogger.  In the last few months I’ve pondered the question: should I continue? I’ve decided that I will, but I plan on blogging with a slightly different perspective based … Continue reading

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