Tag Archives: 2 Nephi 28

How Can I Make Better Decisions?

Today, I learned that the word “prudent” is a contraction of the word “provident,” which is related to the word “provide.” All of these words descend from the Latin compound word providere “to look ahead, prepare, act with foresight.” (The prefix … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Be “Puffed Up?”

The Greek word phusioo (φυσιόω) means “to puff or blow up.” It comes from the word phusa which means “bellows.” Some form of the word appears five times in Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians and once in his epistle to the … Continue reading

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What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Education?

This week marks the beginning of a new school year. As my children return to school, I’ve been thinking about what the Book of Mormon teaches about education. Here are a few key principles: Principle #1: Education begins at home. … Continue reading

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How Can I Recognize the Temptations of the Devil?

The Book of Mormon teaches that there is a being in the universe who is trying to harm us and to thwart God’s plan. His name is Satan (שָׂטָן – the Hebrew word for “adversary”), and he is commonly known … Continue reading

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What Should I Do When I Feel Guilty?

Today, I spent some time looking at the passages in the Book of Mormon that talk about guilt. Here is what I learned: There is a human tendency to suppress feelings of guilt. We know intuitively when we have done … Continue reading

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What Does the Book of Mormon Say About Complacency?

The word “complacent” doesn’t appear in the Book of Mormon, but warnings against complacency are pervasive: “Arise from the Dust” Near the end of his life, Lehi pleads with his sons to “arise from the dust…and be men.” He tells … Continue reading

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What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Anger?

As we’ve discussed the last couple of days: We feel sadness when something bad happens to us or to someone we love. We feel fear when we think something bad is likely to happen to us or to someone we … Continue reading

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