Category Archives: Mercy

Abraham Wrecks Terah’s Idols

Abraham the Destroyer of Idols When President Nelson shared the story of his breaking the bottles of alcohol his father owned, I kept thinking about another prophet who also broke things. President Nelson shared the following story last April: “I … Continue reading

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The fisherman and the old beat up boat

Today I was in a meeting listening to Elder and Sister Renlund. They both shared a wonderful parable about a man who was stranded in the open ocean, 30 miles from land. I tried to reproduce the parable the best … Continue reading

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Speak the truth in love – Ephesians 4:15

Our Clinical Material Your lives, your friendships, your marriages, your families, your neighbors and coworkers currently constitute the sample of humanity which God has given you. We are each other’s clinical material, and we make a mistake when we disregard … 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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Joseph W.B. Johnson – A Modern Day Miracle

Steadfast African Pioneer 1999 By Dale LeBaron, as found on LDS.org See also: Our Heritage – A People Prepared: Joseph W. “Billy” Johnson  “As a young man, I started searching for spiritual peace,” says Joseph Johnson of his early religious … Continue reading

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The Old Fisherman

The Old Fisherman Our house was directly across the street from the entrance of a popular hospital in the city. We lived downstairs and rented the upstairs rooms to outpatients at the clinic. One summer evening as I was fixing … Continue reading

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Numbers 16

The story of Korah and his friends is one of many examples in the first 5 books of Moses that deals with rebellion. I really like the following quote that relates to this: Weakness versus Rebellion The joyful news for … Continue reading

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