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Every fast and testimony meeting I can’t help but ponder what people mean by what they say. I suppose that only the person themselves really understands what they are trying to do by going up to the stand and speaking. One person…

Moroni chapter 10 is just excellent in many ways, but I wonder if we are too quick to gloss over some important points. We love Moroni 10:3-5 and even call it “Moroni’s promise,” and indeed it is a kind of…

George MacDonald wrote: “A mystical mind is one which, having perceived that the highest expression of which the truth admits, lies in the symbolism of nature and the human customs that result from human necessities, prosecutes thought about truth so…

I came across this post the other day that had some interesting perspectives on repentance. How many Saints are focused way too much on the “subtraction” aspect of the repentance process? How many are locked in guilt-laden cycles focused on ceasing behavior…

There is a lot of repetition in religious life from rituals to ordinances, practices, and even scripture reading. Let’s take scriptures as an example and I’ll let you think about how the metaphor applies to other things. First, imagine you…

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The true revelation rouses the desire to know more by the truth of its incompleteness. – George MacDonald

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In the very quote that inspired the title of this blog, Rene Daumal penned a profound though: “You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again.” The purpose of the climb is to reach the summit and…

There are two consequences in history: one immediate and instantaneously recognized; the other distant and unperceived at first. These consequences often contradict each other; the former come from our short-run wisdom, the latter from long-run wisdom. The providential event appears…

I don’t share a lot of the Church’s videos and media here unless it is something that I find particularly profound or inspiring. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAuqdPWTGLI I like that this video shows the reluctance of the individuals, it presents real concerns and…