Quotes

Certainty and Actual Knowledge

Aug 22, 2017
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The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded…

“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.”

Jun 17, 2016
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– Abraham Lincoln

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”

Jun 10, 2016
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– Joseph Campbell

Experts

Oct 27, 2015
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There is truly opposition in all things isn’t there? Name absolutely anything and *poof* there will be someone with a reason for opposing it. Where there is an object and visible light, there will be a shadow. It’s all good though, that’s…

The Questions the Temple Creates

Feb 14, 2015
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“In God’s great wisdom he has deliberately made the symbols of the temple unique, because their very uniqueness demands the mind ask the questions: Why do we do that? What’s the meaning of that? What’s the significance of this? These…

Awesome Quote From Joseph Smith on the Power to Become

Mar 26, 2014
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We consider that God has created man with a mind capable of instruction, and a faculty which may be enlarged in proportion to the heed and diligence given to the light communicated from heaven to the intellect; and that the…

Overcoming Traditions and Preconceived Ideas

Mar 12, 2014
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“The Latter-day Saints are in many respects like other people who are not Latter-day Saints. We are apt to entertain views which are not very correct, and which may be the result of our traditions and preconceived ideas. This is…

Why President McKay was “Disappointed in the Temple”

Mar 10, 2014
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President David O. McKay once said that he was “disappointed” when he first went through the Temple and he explains why. I think this could be helpful to any who are preparing for the temple, or who are still trying to…

Understanding the Character of God and Revelation

Mar 3, 2014
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There are but a very few beings in the world who understand rightly the character of God. The great majority of mankind do not comprehend anything, either that which is past, or that which is to come, as it respects…

All things denote there is a God

Jan 25, 2014
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“All things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that…

“Let Them Govern Themselves” by Boyd K. Packer

Jul 3, 2013
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I’m a fan of Boyd K. Packer. Behind that gravely-sounding voice is a fascinating mind that has provided some powerful insights and refreshing commentary on the latter-day work and Church. Currently, I’m serving as an elders quorum president in my…

The Impatient Build a Calf, the Patient Receive The Lamb

Jun 2, 2013
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Freshly led out of Egypt, the children of Israel were delivered by a series of miracles that seem like they must have been incredible to witness. Camped at the base of mount Sinai, they were left alone without their leader, Moses….

When church leaders speak, is the thinking done?

May 26, 2013
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There are so many levels that this subject can be explored on but I will only be addressing the few that I think are the most interesting at the moment. The drama begins when a particular article was published in…

The size of your faith is not the issue…

May 21, 2013
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“The size of your faith or the degree of your knowledge is not the issue—it is the integrity you demonstrate toward the faith you do have and the truth you already know.” (Lord, I Believe, April 2013 General Conference) What…

God’s Plan is Only Messy From Our Perspective

May 16, 2013
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I don’t know who wrote the following story but I remembered hearing it a long time ago and it has always been a powerful metaphor for helping me through rough times. I was thinking about it the other day when…

Notes From the Climb: April 2013

May 5, 2013
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“The Savior wants us to understand his willingness to forgive” – Craig A. Cardon “Procreative power & priesthood power are shared by husband & wife” – M. Russell Ballard “I am a witness of the Resurrection of the Lord as…

Notes From the Climb: March 2013

Apr 1, 2013
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“Rust ruins more tools than overuse.” – Anonymous “I am encircled about eternally in the arms of his love.” – 2 Ne. 1:15 The priesthood is the means whereby things are organized and exalted. “Repentance is not a turning away,…

The Nephite Interpreters

Mar 18, 2013
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Pictured above is my latest rendering of the Nephite Interpreters that were in the possession of Joseph Smith for a time. I have always wondered what these instruments must have looked like so I began by creating a few simple illustrations. Over…

You Cannot Stay on the Summit Forever…

Mar 11, 2013
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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…

The Enchiridion by Epictetus

Mar 6, 2013
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I’d like to thank my brother-in-law, A.J. for turning me on to Epictetus and Stoicism, it is a fascinating philosophy and has helped me round out my own views that I found reflected in many of the core concepts. Truth is…