Remembering and Forgetting

At the end of his masterful sermon, the Book of Mormon prophet and political leader Benjamin counseled his people: “And now…remember, and perish not.” Remembering is complex, requiring at

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Telestial Works, Celestial Grace

In Doctrine and Covenants 76 Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon record an expansive vision of the Plan of Salvation. Specifically, knowledge and clarification regarding life after this mortal life are

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Populations in the Book of Mormon

Foreward: This topic has been addressed by others (e.g., [1-3]). I only looked up and started skimming through the other essays or articles on this topic after writing most of this post. I’m not

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Your Path Into the Light of Christ

There is a lovely road that runs northeast from Mesa, Arizona into the mountains. These mountains are tree-covered and jagged, and they are lovely beyond any singing of it. The road climbs hundreds

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The Tree of Life: The Love of God

Nephi’s experience with the tree of life is interesting. He desired to see the things his father saw in vision. He pondered in his heart and was “caught away by the Spirit of the Lord…int

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Greater Vision

A couple months ago I stopped at a crosswalk to allow pedestrians to cross the street. People kept coming and crossing so I kept waiting. As the group of pedestrians finished crossing, an impatient

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Choosing to Believe

“Ye should search diligently in the light of Christ that ye may know good from evil; and if ye will lay hold upon every good thing, and condemn it not, ye certainly will be a child of Chr

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Patience

Wait Training

As a young deacon I went on a 4 day, 40 mile backpacking trip with my father, younger brother, and Varsity scouts and leaders. It was memorable and enjoyable but it was not easy. We hiked through a

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Revelation: A Work in Progress

The Book of Mormon prophet Jarom taught about revelation: “And there are many among us [the Nephites] who have many revelations, for they are not all stiffnecked. And as many as are not stiff

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