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What Do We Know About God’s Love for Us?

Yesterday, I received a question about one of my posts, entitled Willing to Submit – Mosiah 3:19. Here is the question: God is love right? So how can love inflict when the term inflict has to do with punishment. Surely love … Continue reading

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What Are the Bread and the Waters of Life?

Eating and drinking are an apt analogy for the actions we must take in order to be healed by the Savior. Because of His sacrifice on our behalf, His healing power is available to us , but we must choose … Continue reading

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What Are the Purposes of Fasting?

Yesterday, I wrote about how the Savior’s sacrifice sanctifies us—makes us holy. I also wrote that we receive the blessings of that sacrifice by offering our own sacrifices to him in a spirit of humility and contrition. Today, I’ve studied … Continue reading

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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 Is Pride?

Today, I reviewed the 77 appearances of the words “pride” and “proud” in the Book of Mormon. Here is what I learned: Pride means thinking too highly of yourself, failing to acknowledge your limitations. Throughout the Book of Mormon, prophets … Continue reading

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How Can I Be More Hopeful?

Hope is an expectation of a positive outcome. When we have hope, we believe that good things will come. Hope empowers us to persevere when we encounter obstacles and to avoid discouragement. In daily conversation, the word “hope” often conveys … Continue reading

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