Monthly Archives: August 2012

Helaman 1-5 Solutions To Our Problems

Many years ago I took my family to Lake Powell.  In many areas of the lake, there are rocks hidden just beneath the surface of the water.  If you are traveling in a boat at a high rate of speed … Continue reading

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Matthew 6 – Take No Thought – He Meets Our Needs

Matt 6 deals with treasure (6:20-21), clothing (6:30), food & drink (6:31-32). When instructing the Twelve, Jesus made the following statement: Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be … Continue reading

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Matthew 5:14 Let Your Light Shine

I have used some of the following stories to emphasize the importance of letting our light shine.  The savior taught, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid… Let your … Continue reading

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Wisdom – the proper balance when applying principles

I had a great conversation yesterday amongst my colleagues.  We were discussing what wisdom means when we looked at a scripture that I have read many times before, but this time I saw it in a whole new light. Alma … Continue reading

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Deception – Alma 43:29, 48; 47; Matthew 2:11-12

I recently taught the war chapters (Alma 43-63) in Gospel Doctrine in my ward, and as I prepared, I thought how these chapters parallel our day.  We live in a time when it is difficult to discern between truth and … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Diamond

Elder Paul Johnson shared the following parable from Hugh Nibley in our satellite broadcast for seminary and institute teachers yesterday.  I wanted to post this portion of his talk.  I look forward to re-reading Elder Johnson’s remarks as I have … Continue reading

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