Monthly Archives: November 2013


I have found Thanksgiving to be such a great day to remember the Savior and all the ways he has touched my life. The following quote by President Eyring has inspired me: You could have an experience with the gift … Continue reading

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Mormon 1-7 How to be happy

I am teaching a Book of Mormon class right now and am in Mormon this week.  A few years ago I was listening to a book by Tal Ben-Shahar called “Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment” and … Continue reading

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Is Satan necessary?

Occasionally I find myself in a conversation with those that ask the question, “Is Satan essential for the Plan of Salvation to work?” While I do not think this question is one of the more vital gospel questions we may … Continue reading

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Enos – My Soul Hungered

Enos had a struggle to know the Lord. Many people today do as well. I believe a key to gaining a testimony of Jesus Christ and the Restoration is to want to know the truth, as well as have an … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis – 50 years later

On November 22, 1963 C.S. Lewis passed away. It was on this same day that the American president John F. Kennedy also passed away. Both men had a profound impact on the American world view. I believe that C.S. Lewis … Continue reading

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Angels speak the words of Christ

In 2 Nephi 31 Nephi teaches what we should do after we are baptized. We are to “feast upon the words of Christ,” and “endure to the end.” (2 Nephi 31:20) In chapter 32 he illustrates what it means to … Continue reading

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John 7: Can anything good come out of Galilee?

I have been thinking today about something someone said to me recently, “You are only a member of your church because you live in Utah,” referring to the fact that I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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