Sacrament Meeting Talk – Making the right choices at the right moments

I spoke on Sunday for the first time since I was released as bishop. It was a little weird, as I was used to speaking with some authority, and now I’m just another guy. However, when sharing a message about the gospel, I guess you still have the authority of the Holy Ghost. It seemed […]

The fun of scripture reading

Every morning at about 7 am, we sit down as a family and read the scriptures and then pray together. We don’t read a lot (I have a 4, 8, and 10-year-old), but we think it is important to have that habit. We usually finish without any problems. Sometimes it is hard to get the […]

Marking my scriptures

Entitled to Revelation had a posting earlier this week about colour-coding your scriptures. That has prompted me to share how I’ve marked my scriptures in the past. I attended Seminary when I was in high school. I had a set of scriptures that I used. They were the less expensive kind, so the quality of […]

A 48-year long experiment of faith?

I taught the Gospel Doctrine Sunday School class this past week and we were covering Alma 32–35 (lesson 28). We spent a majority of the time discussing faith and the experiment we are to do. One thing that has always frustrated me is that people are willing to “experiment” with all sorts of things… drugs, […]

Brick of Mormon Stories — LEGO-Illustrated Book of Mormon Stories

It is hard to keep small children interested in reading the scriptures. You can only read the scripture story books so many times. A few years ago I was looking around, and found Brick of Mormon Stories. It is a book that has a short story about many of the events in the Book of […]

Scriptures that make you think of mothers

I’ve mentioned before that I am a Stake Institute Teacher right now. I went to an in-service meeting last Thursday, and the area Seminaries & Institutes guy asked us (there were only 4 of us) each to share our favourite scripture that makes us think about mothers. Here is what was shared: Jeremiah 18 – […]

“…he began to tell of a book, a STRANGE BOOK, a VERY STRANGE BOOK!”

I am the Stake Institute teacher, and this school year (we started in September), we started studying the Book of Mormon. I’ve read the Book of Mormon lots in my time in the church, but I’ve never gotten more out of it than I have this time. It has been fantastic. This past Sunday, I […]

“Fires of Faith” on BYUtv

Has anyone seen the Fires of Faith series that BYUtv has been showing about the coming forth of the bible? I haven’t seen it yet, but the trailer looks good. I hope to have some time soon where I can see this. The description from the web site is as follows: If the martyrs who […]

Infographic of the Day: What The Bible Got Wrong

This fascinating chart I read about at FactoDesign shows contradictions between verses in the Bible. It is from Project Reason (“a nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society”). The red lines are drawn between the verses that contradict each other. My favourite part of the article I linked to is […]

The rain falls on the just and unjust

I have a Pocket PC device, and I was cleaning it up yesterday, and came across a couple of notes from last November’s Stake Conference. I can’t remember what the talk was about, or who it was that was speaking, but the person had quoted from Matthew 5:44-45: But I say unto you, Love your […]

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