Category Archives: Motivation

John 14 – The Two Comforters

In John 14, Jesus speaks to the Twelve about the Comforter, the paraclete, calling it the Holy Ghost (see John 14:26). He also speaks of “another Comforter,” teaching that that “he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you” (see … Continue reading

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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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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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Thou Hast Sought My Will – The miracle of Ida Romney

“Thou Hast Sought My Will” Elder Dean L. Larsen writes of a Sabbath observing farmer who was troubled and dismayed to see his Sabbath-breaking neighbor bring in far better crops with a much higher, more profitable yield. But in such … 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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Can a person advance from the Telestial Kingdom to the Celestial Kingdom in the eternal worlds?

Can you progress among the eternal kingdoms of glory? And now, as I said unto you before, as ye have had so many witnesses, therefore, I beseech of you that ye do not procrastinate the day of your repentance until … Continue reading

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