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Oak Norton - Just trying to share a love of the scriptures with others.

Places of safety
Dec 13

God has Prepared Places of Safety

Last week I posted an article on Overcoming Manufactured and Authentic Fear. In that I shared that fear comes from a lack of knowledge of a plan of action, and that God has billions of plans in motion. Faith overcomes fear by trusting in God’s planning for our lives and for our nation, and in […]

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Overcoming fear
Dec 06

Overcoming Manufactured and Authentic Fear

“As the three boys converged on Sam’s position, he had no choice but to run down the alley to his side. He had the feeling that they had planned this, but he hoped to outrun them and get through to the next street which may have some traffic at this time of night. Hopefully someone […]

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Cause of Christians
Nov 22

What is the Cause of Christians?

In the Bible we read in Acts 11:26 that in Antioch the disciples of Christ were the first who took upon themselves the name of Christians. Later in Acts 26:28, King Agrippa said to Paul, “almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.” Much has been written about what it means to be a Christian […]

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Salt of the earth
Nov 01

Ye are the Salt of the Earth

This past week I was listening to a podcast on 3 Nephi 12 where Jesus is giving a sermon at the Temple in Bountiful similar to the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7. The podcast is by Mike Stroud and his wonderful series on the Book of Mormon is perhaps the longest commentary on […]

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Oct 25

Sacred Formulas: Obtaining Blessings by Obeying Laws

Have you ever said to yourself while reading the scriptures, “I wish I could have that experience”? That is actually one of the purposes of the scriptures, to show us the blessings that are available and how to obtain them. All the miracles, gifts, visions, and visitations are available to anyone as soon as they […]

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Ground fortifications in Ohio - closer
Oct 18

Book of Mormon Geography – Something to consider

Mesoamerica, Heartland, Baja, Hemispherical, Costa Rica, and even Malaysia have been suggested as models for Book of Mormon geography. What we know for certain is very little, and what we don’t know is very large when it comes to these things. There are fascinating evidences people have researched with regard to these models, but I’d […]

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Passing under the rod
Oct 11

Passing Under the Rod – Judgment and Tithing

This morning I found a short video on tithing in the Old Testament that led me on a wonderful quest. I love picking up on an insight someone shares and then digging deeper into those things. In this instance, the topic is the phrase “pass under the rod” and it was the method the Lord […]

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