Defining Myself: Tribe of Ephraim

https://www.lds.org/manual/doctrine-and-covenants-student-manual/section-60-68/section-64-of-you-it-is-required-to-forgive-all-men?lang=eng Search on the above page: “Rebellious Are Not of the Blood of Ephraim” I’ve also spent sometime reading from the book of Ezekiel, chapters 38-40, which don’t directly talk about Ephraim, but rather give some insights into the end of times. Lineage of Ephraim Two sections that seem to be relevant to defining who […]

Defining Myself: Minister of the Gospel

“I promise you that if you are faithful… to the Melchizedek Priesthood and happy to go teach the Gospel to others… joy will fill your soul.” There will always be opportunities to teach the Gospel in your life, always. (Why do spiritual impressions that I feel in connection with these thoughts also link me to […]

“Be Your Best Self”

https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2009/04/be-your-best-self?lang=eng Here’s the promise from President Monson: In the world today we face difficulties and challenges, some of which can seem truly daunting. However, with God on our side we cannot fail. As we bear His holy priesthood worthily, we will be victorious. Prior to this, in his remarks he gives simple instructions on the […]

Coordinating the Spiritual

2 Nephi 32 and John 3:2-21 I’ve spent the past few days working on implementing more organization into my life. Selecting organizational tools that will help me to unify the different aspects of my life. My concern was the lack of the Spiritual in the process. These two chapters have been a re-orientation of sorts, […]

Gratitude Revisited and Internalized

I’ve come back to this post on Gratitude from back in 2011. There is a lot that I have been terribly ungrateful for.  I have allowed my perceived circumstances to bring me down, and the Spirit is strong with me in making this realization. I’ve reviewed the scriptural mandates to be grateful found in 1 […]

“Finding Lasting Peace and Building Eternal Families”

“Finding Lasting Peace and Building Eternal Families,” L. Tom Perry, General Conference Oct. 2014 Applying the formula of faith to this talk: Hearing the word of God, finding points of action Taking action to experiment upon the words heard Sharing what I’ve learned as a result of that action   Men and women are shaped […]