Family History is Personal

I don’t want to forget what I have learned today. So before we sit down for dinner, I am taking time to type up what has happened. I have received my commission into family history in a most extraordinarily personal way. We are coming out of a weekend of stake conference and I’ve just recovered …

Know Ye

Mormon 7 (en español) The first thing that stands out to me in this chapter written directly to descendants of Lehi is the invitation to come unto repentance, coupled with a warning: or you cannot be saved. It is that straight forward: if I do not accept repentance as a way of living, the way …

I Travail Not, Nor Bring Forth Children

Isaiah 23 Here is another chapter steep in historical context, a prophecy against Tyre. Tyre is a port city and strategically placed along key trade routes connecting Egypt and all the Mediterranean to the lands of Assyria, Babylon, and also Jerusalem. The concluding verses are curious. Though Tyre is referred to as a harlot in …

I Am the Light

3 Nephi 18 (Note: There is a natural man repulsion to the doctrines found in this chapter. I feel that this is the adversary’s affront to some of the most important principles of the Gospel of Christ: Sacrament, Family Prayer, and Ministering. The reality is this chapter is a point of culmination in the Savior’s …

In the Sincerity of Thier Hearts

Helaman 3 In verse 15, amidst accounts of the growth and prosperity of the Nephite nation we get this short little verse that points out that the Nephites were they that kept records of all sorts. This little bit of insight comes to me at a time, when I’ve been contemplating records, and record-keeping. It …

La Obligación Familiar

Familia –¿Cómo me apunta esto a mi al Cristo?– 2 Nephi 25:23-29 En estos versículos, el enfoque es en el Cristo. Pero también enseña la importancia y la ley. Aunque para ellos, la ley hubo muerto, lo enseñaron a sus hijos, porque los mandamientos se guardaron por medio de la ley. En nuestros días es …