Letting Go

When I have met an immigrant tottering under a bundle which contained his all—looking like an enormous wen which had grown out of the nape of his neck—I have pitied him, not because that was his all, but because he had all that to carry. Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 163 It's a good idea not to... Continue Reading →


Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory.Psalm 24:9-10 What is glory? The word appears 225 times in the King James Version of the Old Testament,... Continue Reading →

“All These Things” – 3 Nephi 13:33

In the Sermon on the Mount, the Savior teaches a critical time-management principle using examples from nature: Birds find food without a lot of advance planning. Flowers look magnificent without focusing excessively on their own appearance. If God feeds and clothes them, then why do we dedicate so much time and energy to things outside... Continue Reading →

The Riches of Eternity

There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing:there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.Proverbs 13:7 The prophet Jacob counseled his people to prioritize heavenly blessings over earthly ones: "Before ye seek for riches," he said, "seek ye for the kingdom of God" (Jacob 2:18). The Savior urged us all not to spend time and energy accumulating "treasures upon earth, where moth... Continue Reading →

“Thine Is the Kingdom”

Near the end of King David's life, he called together all the leaders of his people, announced that his son Solomon would be king, and urged them to build the temple under Solomon's leadership. The people willingly donated the materials required to construct it. While the congregation was still together, David offered a prayer which... Continue Reading →

“Thy Kingdom Come”

In the Sermon on the Mount, the Savior gave us an example of an effective prayer. Today, we refer to it as the Lord's Prayer. It was recorded by Matthew (Matthew 6:9–13) and by Luke (Luke 11:1–4), with some differences between the two versions. Jesus also delivered this sermon on the American continent, and so... Continue Reading →

“A Little Sin” – 2 Nephi 28:8

The prophet Nephi identified two common strategies the devil uses to tempt us: Strategy #1: Don't worry about the future. Yea, and there shall be many which shall say: Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die; and it shall be well with us.2 Nephi 28:7 (See also Isaiah 22:13, Luke 12:16-21.) It is good... Continue Reading →

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