“Many Plants and Roots Which God Had Prepared”

Alma 46:38-41 The bulk of these verses talks about the peaceful passing of many with their faith firmly intact. There is an interesting side thought that gives insights into how it was that so many died of just old age. (vs. 41) Verse 40 talks about how because of the “many plants and roots which […]

Suffer the Children – Morning Thoughts, 5 Oct 2018

This morning’s scripture study was more of a prayer and pondering session. I briefly reviewed my current Book of Mormon study post: “In the Fear of God,” Alma 39:12-19 and also a few entries from my personal blog: “Moroni 10” and  “Baptism and John the Baptist” In my prayers, I was reflecting on what commandment […]

Progress of Commandments

Matthew 19:16-26 It is interesting to note the progression of the commandments that the Savior notes here in the conversation with the Rich young ruler. They are listed here in order of grossest offense to most exalted behavior. Thou shalt do no murder Thou shalt not commit adultery Thou shalt not steal Thou shalt not […]

“By the Blood of Thy Covenant,” Zechariah 9

“by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.” (vs. 11) Sweet spiritual impressions cause me to consider that region of the world. This chapter also talks of Ephriam and Judah as instruments in the Lord’s hand and as jewels in the Lord’s crown […]

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 […]

“The Importance of Teaching in the Gospel”

Part One:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxsvqx75a-0 Part Two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w9zeNBoAAM Notes: Let’s remember that teaching in the Church is about teaching pure, key doctrine inviting people to action talking about promised blessings How does a teacher help people to act? A teacher should pray for the spirit of discernment to known what the appropriate invitation to act should be.  There […]