Category Archives: Purpose of Life

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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The faith of Catherine and Orson Spencer

The faith of Catherine and Orson Spencer One such was Catherine Spencer. When she joined the Church, her parents became embittered and angry, disowning her and refusing to allow her to ever return to their home or even to correspond … Continue reading

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Salt Lake City in the winter of 1848-49

“Some of the inhabitants were living in log cabins, others in dugouts, and still others in wagons, while some who did not have the latter, had built brush sheds; almost everybody was living on short rations, crickets and grasshoppers having … 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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Richard G. Scott’s Experience with Admiral Rickover

Have you noticed that when you have determined to accomplish a very important task, many good ideas for other things to do seem to come to your mind? If they are allowed to interfere, they will distract you from the … Continue reading

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Obtaining perfection takes more than a lifetime

“Salvation does not come all at once; we are commanded to be perfect even as our Father in Heaven is perfect. It will take us ages to accomplish this end, for there will be greater progress beyond the grave, and … Continue reading

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