Overcoming Dreariness

Lehi's dream opens with a depressing scene: a "dark and dreary wilderness" (1 Nephi 8:4). A heavenly messenger beckons him forward, and then for several hours he walks through "a dark and dreary waste" (1 Nephi 8:7-8). The concept of a "dreary" wilderness must have resonated with some members of Lehi's family, who had unfavorably... Continue Reading →

Lehi’s Dream

Not long after Lehi and his family left Jerusalem, he related to them a spiritual dream he had experienced. The central focus of the dream was "a tree, whose fruit was desirable to make one happy" (1 Nephi 8:10). This tree represents the love of God (1 Nephi 11:21-22), and every character in the dream... Continue Reading →

How Can I Avoid Distractions?

In Lehi's dream, he first described his own journey to the tree of life, which was a result of his own personal prayers. After he ate the fruit, and found it to be "desirable above all other fruit" (1 Nephi 8:12), he instinctively looked for his family, wanting to share it with them. He saw... Continue Reading →

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