Category Archives: Leadership

Is Balaam a bad guy or a good guy?

Compare Numbers 22-24 and Micah 6:5 to Numbers 31:8, 16; Deuteronomy 23:4-5; Joshua 24:9-10; Nehemiah 13:2, 2 Peter 2:15, Jude 1:11, and Revelation 2:14 Numbers 31:16 (a priestly text) is the only verse in the Old Testament that attributes the … Continue reading

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It’s true isn’t it?

Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explained how he was affected by hearing of a new convert who made the sacrifices required of him as a disciple of Jesus Christ: “I had just returned home … Continue reading

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Life and Potential

This picture of NBA champion Stephen Curry says it all on so many levels. Life is what you make of it. When Steph Curry was drafted 7th in the 2009 NBA draft, there were some naysayers. I do not believe … Continue reading

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John 19:25-26 – John, take care of my mother!

John 19:25-26 Jesus instructs John to care for his mother I love this passage, for it shows the true nature of the Savior Jesus Christ. He loved his mother, and in his dying moments, he was concerned for her. He … Continue reading

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A brother like that

A brother like that A friend of mine named Paul received an automobile from his brother as a Christmas present. On Christmas Eve when Paul came out of his office, a street urchin was walking around the shiny new car, … Continue reading

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Newel Knight’s experience with the Adversary

Devil Cast Out of Newel Knight Joseph Smith During this month of April [1830] I went on a visit to the residence of Mr. Joseph Knight, of Colesville, Broom co. N. Y., with whom and his family I had been … Continue reading

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Brigham Young’s October 1856 Address

Brigham Young’s address to the Saints October 5, 1856 When Brigham Young heard that the many of the Saints who left with handcarts had left late in the season and that snows were coming early that year in 1856, he … Continue reading

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