In an 1829 revelation to Joseph Smith, Sr., God listed ten attributes we should remember as we do His work (Doctrine and Covenants 4:6). Today, I studied the seventh of those attributes: godliness. As President Russell M. Nelson observed, "Godliness is an attribute that seems as difficult to define as it is to attain" ("These...Were... Continue Reading →


In Doctrine and Covenants 4:6, the Lord invites us to develop ten Christlike attributes. Today, I decided to study the second of those attributes: virtue. Here are some of the insights I gained: Insight #1: Virtue is power. The word "virtuous" appears three times in the King James Version of the Old Testament, always as... Continue Reading →

One Eternal Round

After losing the first 116 pages of the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith was devastated. "All is lost!" he exclaimed to his family. "What shall I do?" (Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845, page 131). Shortly after, the Lord reassured him that His work would continue to move forward. God emphasized this point by saying that... Continue Reading →

“Ask in Faith” – Enos 1:15

Many times in the Book of Mormon, we are promised that God will answer our prayers. An essential element of effective prayers is faith—the belief or confidence that God will answer us. The Lord promised Enos, "Whatsoever thing ye shall ask in faith, believing that ye shall receive in the name of Christ, ye shall receive it"... Continue Reading →

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