Category Archives for "Scripture Study Techniques"

Using searches to find meaning
Apr 10

Using Search in Scripture Notes – God opens the Eyes

Someone recently asked about doing searches in Scripture Notes so I thought I would elaborate a little here. Scripture Notes uses what is called a Boolean search engine, which allows for qualifying your search term for more refined results. For instance, if I search for the word “eye” in the scriptures, it would return 139 […]

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Asking questions in the scriptures
Jan 30

Asking Questions in the Scriptures

Some years ago I remember seeing a blog post where the author had taken a verse and asked a lot of questions about it. I remember being very impressed with the quantity and quality of the questions. There were a lot of things I would never have thought of to ask. I’ve thought a lot […]

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Everything works for our good
Jan 16

Everything works together for our good

I listened to a wonderful little book on Audible recently called “Tolkien’s Ordinary Virtues: Exploring the Spiritual Themes of the Lord of the Rings,” by Mark Eddy Smith. It’s currently free with an Audible Plus membership and is 3 hours in length. I actually enjoyed it so much I listened to it twice back-to-back. I […]

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cargo bulk move
Dec 05

How Bulk Copy Helps You Study a Scripture Topic

A new feature just went live in Scripture Notes this week. Bulk copy is a handy feature to let you combine verses to better organize a master collection to study from. For example, lets say you want to study the topic of healing in the scriptures. Here’s how you might start and how bulk copy […]

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The Power of a Beautiful Quote
Nov 28

The Power of a Beautiful Quote

When moved upon by the Holy Ghost, men and women can pen thoughts that exalt the soul and stretch the mind. They may enter with some force upon the mind, carried by the same spirit that the author was moved upon who first recorded those things. This is a primary reason we have scriptures to […]

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George Washington Thanksgiving
Nov 25

Giving Thanks and Storing it in a CN

This morning one of my friends sent out an email with George Washington’s 1789 proclamation on a day of thanks. Reading it reminded me that today is not a day of eating turkey and watching football. It’s a day of gratitude to God for the blessings he’s bestowed on me, my family, and the foundations of freedom established in America which was to be a promised land forever.

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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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scripture fractals
May 09

Scripture Fractal Patterns

Patterns in Scripture Last week while reading my scriptures I came across this verse in the Doctrine and Covenants where the Lord says he gives us patterns to follow in order that we may not be deceived. D&C 52:14. And again, I will give unto you a pattern in all things, that ye may not […]

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Woman listening to podcast at computer
May 02

How to use Scripture Notes with a Podcast or Video Commentary

Do you have a photographic memory? Maybe a stellar “mind palace” that you store everything in? Probably not. So how do you store all the cool things you learn about the scriptures? There’s no way you can record all your insights in the margins of paper scriptures. Some people use a separate paper journal or […]

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rights and privileges in scripture
Apr 04

Rights and Privileges in Scripture

Last week as I was studying Mosiah 3:8 for the experimental boggle webinar, I thought about the phrase “Son of God” in a different way. Being that Christ was the Son of God the Father, and heir to the throne, I thought that would give him certain rights and privileges. So I thought I would […]

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