How long should we study the scriptures?
Nov 07

How Long Should We Study the Scriptures?

Today at church a sister got up and shared her testimony. She related that her college age son recently called and spoke with her and said, “mom, I finally figured out how long I need to read the scriptures…” For all my life I’ve never heard the answer declared so simply and eloquently. How long […]

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David Hocking webinar
Oct 25

Author David Hocking Webinar on Ancient Texts that Testify

Please enjoy David’s presentation below entitled: “Why I Annotate Sacred Texts and How They Testify that Joseph Smith is a Revealer of Ancient Texts”. David is the author of the 4 volume annotated series sold by Digital Legend publishing, comprising the: Annotated Book of Mormon Annotated Book of Isaiah Annotated Book of Enoch Annotated Book […]

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Stay motivated
Oct 24

How Can I Stay Motivated Studying my Scriptures?

Excitement Motivates We all go through doldrums in life. Periods when our bodies and minds just need a rest from times of stress and exertion. We have to recoup our energy for the next great output. Everyone needs a break. A few times people have asked me how they can stay motivated studying the scriptures […]

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The fathers
Oct 17

Who are “the Fathers” mentioned by Malachi?

A week or two ago I was listening to a podcast where someone mentioned that in Malachi 4:6 where it talks about the hearts of the children turning to the fathers, it was a reference to the ancient patriarchs like Abraham who made covenants with the Lord. I hadn’t thought of that before. I’d always […]

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Light of revelation
Oct 10

How do I get more Revelation (Part 2)

This is part 2 of the post “How do I get more revelation.” Please click that link to read part 1 first. As a reminder, here is the infographic displayed in last week’s blog post. How to Get More Revelation Infographic 4) Answer received? Getting an answer requires listening. Sometimes an answer comes fast, but […]

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Light of revelation
Oct 03

How do I get more Revelation? (Part 1)

I like trying to reduce concepts to visuals to help me cement an idea in my mind. It’s part of the study process that lets me see everything has a place. I sometimes start with a piece of paper for a rough sketch. Sometimes I’ll use Microsoft Excel because spreadsheets let you easily put words […]

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Fasting and prayer
Sep 26

Fasting is Problem Solving & Issues of Possession

While studying her paper scriptures recently, my wife came across the story where Jesus cast out a devil from a child after the disciples could not do it. The disciples inquired afterward why they could not cast it out and Jesus started off by telling them they couldn’t cast it out because of their unbelief […]

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Gifts of the Unholy Spirit
Sep 12

Gifts of the Unholy Spirit

One of my early false beliefs growing up was that God only gave gifts of the spirit to members of his true church. That belief started to erode when I came to know that there were inspired people in all ages of time that God placed there to perform a mission where they demonstrated gifts […]

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Jealousy
Aug 29

The Jealous God of Mercy

Jealousy is a sin which brings about spiritual death and is also one of the sins God identifies as a barrier to rending the veil. In this article, I’ll continue evaluating D&C 67:10 where the Lord tells us of the need to strip away our jealousies and fears and humble ourselves and the veil shall […]

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