Thy will be done

Not My Will Be Done, Thy Will Be Done

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Not My Will Be Done, Thy Will Be Done Two of my favorite authors and thinkers are Neal A. Maxwell and C.S. Lewis. Both were incredibly blessed with insight and an ability to communicate powerful ideas. These two great quotes focus on the need to submit ourselves to God, and to give ourselves over to […]

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Knight in armor of God fights dragon

Putting on the Whole Armor of God

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Spiritual Warfare is Real The scriptures are filled with both physical and spiritual warfare that took place anciently, and it is no different today. Paul told us we “wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians […]

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Meditation

Having an Eye of Faith, Part 2: Meditation

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Finding our Eye of Faith by Removing Distractions Last week we discussed how our eye of faith is what we might call our sacred imagination. We saw how tapping into our eye of faith is a mental exercise in visualization skills. This week we’re going to discuss another method of accessing our eye of faith […]

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They did dwindle in unbelief

And They did Dwindle in Unbelief

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Dwindling in Unbelief If you’ve read the Book of Mormon, you have read this phrase a few times: “they dwindled in unbelief.” What does that mean? What is unbelief? How do you dwindle in unbelief? If ever there was a time in history when a people dwindled in unbelief, it’s now, but do we really […]

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What is Gematria?

Gematria – Good Clean Fun

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In last weeks’ blog post on the symbolism of numbers and colors, I mentioned one of my great institute teachers (John Fowles) that got me going down that path. He also introduced me to this week’s “study topic,” which isn’t really a study as much as something that became a sacred fascination and incredible proof […]

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Number and color symbolism

Number and Color Symbolism in the Scriptures

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Symbolism in the Scriptures – Literal or Figurative Have you ever been reading in the scriptures and wondered, “is that literal or figurative?” Have you wondered why certain numbers or colors were mentioned in a more than prominent way, as if they carried the entire meaning of the verse, but you didn’t know why that […]

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