“Give Heed to My Words” – 3 Nephi 23:4

After quoting a chapter from the book of Isaiah, Jesus emphasized the importance of studying the scriptures: I say unto you, that ye ought to search these things. Yea, a commandment I give unto you that ye search these things diligently; for great are the words of Isaiah....Therefore give heed to my words; write the things which... Continue Reading →

Book of Mormon References in Moroni 6

Today as I studied Moroni 6, I found a number of phrases which referenced earlier passages in the Book of Mormon. Obviously, Moroni knew the Book of Mormon well. Still, I thought these references were striking, and I thought I'd share the connections I made today as I studied this chapter. Most of these phrases... Continue Reading →


I ran my first marathon a little over two weeks ago. I was surprised at how much more preparation was required for a full marathon than for a half. In particular, I had to learn a lot about keeping my body hydrated and nourished while exercising for several hours. I thought of my marathon experience... Continue Reading →

“Quick and Powerful” – Helaman 3:29

When the Nephites experienced a miraculous conversion in a very short period of time, even the leaders of the church were "astonished beyond measure" (Helaman 3:25). The contentions which had recently plagued them vanished, and they began to live in peace and prosperity. Mormon explains this rapid change by reminding us that God loves all... Continue Reading →

“The Preaching of the Word”: Alma 31:5

Early in his ministry, when Alma was troubled by inequality among his people, he resigned his position of political authority and dedicated himself to his ecclesiastical role. "And this he did...that he might preach the word of God unto them...seeing no [other] way that he might reclaim them." He had tremendous confidence in the power... Continue Reading →

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