Regulate – Mosiah 26:37

To "regulate" something is to govern it using rules (Merriam-Webster). The word comes from the Latin word regula, which refers to two kinds of rule: Literal: a straight piece of wood, used as a guide to draw a straight line Metaphorical: a standard of behavior, used as a standard to ensure consistent conduct While serving... Continue Reading →

“I Have Been Suffered” – Mosiah 2:12

According to Mormon, God "appointed" Benjamin to be king (Mosiah 2:4). But Benjamin himself doesn't say that. He doesn't call himself the king, and he doesn't say that he was chosen by God. What does he say? Three times, he refers to himself as, "I, whom ye call your king," (Mosiah 2:18, 19, 26), suggesting that... Continue Reading →

“Grievous to Be Borne” – Mosiah 2:14

The Apostle Paul taught an important principle in his epistle to the Romans: Disciples of Christ must strive to reduce the burdens other people must bear: We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. (Romans 15:1) And in his epistle to the Galatians, he emphasizes... Continue Reading →

How Can I Delegate More Effectively?

After leading his family away from their home in Jerusalem, Lehi sent his four sons back on a dangerous mission. They knew it would be difficult, and more than one of them complained about the assignment. But Lehi handled the situation well: He provided context for the request. "I have dreamed a dream, in the which... Continue Reading →

How Can I Be a More Effective Leader?

We are all leaders, whether we have a formal position of authority or not. We all have the opportunity to influence others and to inspire them to positive action. Here are some principles of effective leadership I have learned from the Book of Mormon: "I trust there remaineth an effectual struggle to be made." Great... Continue Reading →

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