The game’s afoot

The game’s afoot

I was asked the following question:   “I ordered the book The Doctrine of Eternal Lives, but not yet received it.  I am a little caught off guard.  Is this teaching true?  I haven’t read enough to pray about it and I haven’t received the book to study it yet.  Can you tell me if it’s true?”
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Learning and living

Learning and living

There is a considerable gulf between being aware of a teaching or doctrine and living it. I’ve noticed how it is often the case that we confuse our knowledge about an idea with the notion we are in possession of the attribute.   Learning doctrine and living it are two entirely different things.   The
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Patience

Patience

I was recently in a discussion with a fellow regarding the topic of patience. Moses spent 40 years in the Pharaoh’s courts. He apparently knew most of that time that he was to deliver Israel out of bondage. He killed the Egyptian, in part, because of his knowledge he would one day deliver them. Stephen
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Elimination

Elimination

I was asked about elimination of penalties in the temple ceremonies. It made me think of the following:   There was a general unease about the use of penalties. The solution was to eliminate them. Perhaps if temple goers were instructed in the value and the significance of the penalties, they  would not have been
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About “Eternal Lives”

About “Eternal Lives”

There’s a buzz going about some blogs on the book titled “Teachings of the Doctrine of Eternal Lives.”  I was asked to put a note on my blog informing people that it can be obtained through Amazon.com or through Digitalegend.com at present in a printed form. Apparently the book may not be available for long. 
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Home Evening

Home Evening

We have Family Home Evening on Sunday night, because of all the activities our family has. Between softball, soccer, lacrosse, girl scouts, Young Women, school play, and gymnastics we don’t have an available evening other than Sunday. Today the sister Missionaries were visiting, and were included in the lesson and treat. One of the sisters
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My Kingdom

My Kingdom

I was asked an interesting question.  I thought the question and answer might be worth posting. Question:   “In 3 Nephi 28, the 9 disciples are promised that when they die they will go to “my Kingdom” meaning Christ’s.  However, the other 3 who tarry are promised to go to the “Kingdom of my Father.” Are
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Winning isn’t everything

Winning isn’t everything

KSL News did a news piece involving my daughter. Here is a link for anyone interested.  ksl.com – High 5: Coach teaches team that winning isn’t everything

Beloved

Beloved

The Lord inquired of John, who is called “Beloved:” “John, my beloved, what desirest thou? For if you shall ask what you will, it shall be granted unto you.” (D&C 7: 1.) This is what the Lord offers, at some point, to those who meet with Him as He confirms their exaltation. I’ve explained this
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Ten Parables

Ten Parables

My purpose in writing Ten Parables was to take an ancient literary form and use it to illustrate the path back to God. It was intended to replicate the underlying meaning of the temple endowment, but without employing theatrical presentations, signs, tokens or key words. Instead the process is portrayed through parables involving characters in the stories
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