Meditation/Pondering

Critical Principles for Vetting Revelation and Avoiding Deception

Feb 1, 2017
17 min read

We talk a lot about receiving and following revelation, but I’ve learned in my experience that the process itself is not as simple at it may first seem. There are real dangers involved because not all revelation that crosses our path…

No one knows except…

Oct 22, 2015
1 min read

“but just as it is written, “Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love him.” For to us God…

Truths that Joseph Smith’s Seer Stone Continues to Reveal

Aug 10, 2015
16 min read

When I first saw the pictures of Joseph Smith’s primary seer stone my first thought was, “Oh, cool, I’m glad they released some pictures. I knew it was a small, chocolate-colored stone but I didn’t realize it had stripes.” and that was…

Tutorial on How to Use LDS Symbol Cards

Jul 20, 2015
0 min read

I created LDS Symbol Cards but didn’t really do much in the way of providing instructions. I thought I’d put together a little video that explains their origins and how I use them personally. Even if you don’t have any cards,…

Climb

Jul 16, 2015
1 min read

CLIMB, verb intransitive 1. To creep up by little and little, or step by step; to mount or ascend, by means of the hands and feet; to rise on any fixed object, by seizing it with the hands and lifting…

Meditation and Pondering, Revolving and Weighing

May 15, 2015
3 min read

MEDITA’TION, noun [Latin meditatio.] Close or continued thought; the turning or revolving of a subject in the mind; serious contemplation. PON’DER, verb transitive [Latin pondero, from pondo, pondus, a pound; pendeo, pendo, to weigh.] 1. To weigh in the mind; to…

Faith, Fiction and Going Beyond First Impressions

Mar 29, 2015
13 min read

“I had the same good feeling while reading scriptures and while watching a fictional movie, how is that possible?” I have heard this question or something like it asked time and time again. I’ve heard this example used to illustrate how ’emotions…

Gospel Knowledge vs. Gospel Know-how

Mar 4, 2015
1 min read

Just because someone seems to know a lot about something, doesn’t mean that they can properly execute in that arena. Someone may know a lot about baseball; they may know all the rules and regulations, they may know all the…

Approaching Truth, Keeping an Open Mind

Feb 24, 2015
4 min read

I have found this to be a very peaceful way to truth. Contention often arises when prideful individuals play intellectual ‘king of the hill’ and declare things about God, heaven and earth that they may only believe and not really…

The Questions the Temple Creates

Feb 14, 2015
0 min read

“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…

New Theory of Science: The Universe Had No Beginning

Feb 10, 2015
1 min read

Link: No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning I like science, I like the process of discovery both in temporal and spiritual spheres (as we tend to distinguish them). Understanding will always be limited by knowledge, we can’t…

Freedom of the Mind

Jan 27, 2015
1 min read

“One of the most important things in the world is freedom of the mind; from this all other freedoms spring. Such freedom is necessarily dangerous, for one cannot think right without running the risk of thinking wrong, but generally more…

A Model of Mormon Spiritual Experience

Jan 25, 2015
4 min read

Here are a few excerpts from a document titled A Model of Mormon Spiritual Experience by Kevin Christensen. It’s pretty fantastic and has some wonderful things to ponder and many interesting observations. I highly recommend a reading of the entire thing because it’s…

You Might be a Mystic if…

Jan 18, 2015
1 min read

Just thought I’d share an old quote I came across again from “Thomas” who was a commenter on a post at TempleStudy.com. I don’t know who this guy is but I like the way he thinks. He shared some very profound truths…

Overcoming Traditions and Preconceived Ideas

Mar 12, 2014
2 min read

“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…

Desire, Believe and Ponder

Mar 2, 2014
1 min read

1 Nephi 10 17 And it came to pass after I, Nephi, having heard all the words of my father, concerning the things which he saw in a vision, and also the things which he spake by the power of…

Taken Home

Dec 19, 2013
2 min read

I usually wake up slowly and roll out of bed at around 7:20am…ish. My morning routine hasn’t been anything special, but today, I woke up right at 6am and was wide awake. Last night I had the idea to go…

…And Say Unto You, ‘Receive the Mind of God’

Oct 30, 2013
11 min read

The Lectures on Faith is a fantastic addition to the doctrinal knowledge base of the Latter-day Saints. They were part of the Doctrine and Covenants for almost 100 years and were separated from the canon on the grounds that they…

How Prayer, Creation, Returning and Reporting Can Make Life Awesome

Aug 31, 2013
6 min read

What if there was a doctrinally-based way to make every single day of your life significant, meaningful and amazing? Well, there is and it is so simple. I’ve only been doing this for a few days now and am still…

Basic Rules for Keeping “Small Plates” From Jacob

Aug 9, 2013
6 min read

A few years back I wrote an article about how to keep your own “small plates” and why it is important. I even started posting excerpts of my own “small plates” that I deemed appropriate for the public to offer…