Monthly Archives: August 2010

The First Vision

Joseph Smith’s First Vision – 1820 So, in accordance with this, my determination to ask of God, I retired to the woods to make the attempt. It was on the morning of a beautiful, clear day, early in the spring … Continue reading

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Commandments which inspire

A valuable lesson: The commandments inspire young Joseph Smith.  When was the last time a youth said that the commandments were inspiring? Have you ever heard the youth say what a blessing the commandments were? 5 After it was truly … Continue reading

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Learn, Act and Share

Recently I have thought about the new Duty to God program that the Church has implemented with a focus on young men learning, acting and then sharing their experiences.  This pattern parallels the early life of Joseph Smith as recorded … Continue reading

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Listening to the right voice

One of the first lessons our youth can learn as they go through the Doctrine and Covenants and Church History is how to listen to the right voice.  From the very beginning of his work as a prophet, Joseph Smith … Continue reading

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Reformed Egyptian

Today I was listening as my 13 year old son was explaining how Moroni felt that he had no writing skills.  I wondered where he got that impression and asked him.  “Right here, dad- see, it says, ‘and only a … Continue reading

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