Meditation/Pondering

The Lord’s People Receive Revelation by Bruce R. McConkie

Jul 26, 2013
9 min read

The following talk is from an April 1971 General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Bruce R. McConkie. A commenter named “Thomas” at TempleStudy.com mentioned this article and I have reposted here for oneClimbs readers….

How to Get Focused and Clear Brain Fog: Meditation

Jul 3, 2013
1 min read

Man, I’m on a video kick right now. I’ve been coming across some pretty intriguing things in the last few days. I’m starting to like this guy, Emil Ihsan-Alexander Torabi and this particular video that addresses simple, practical approaches to…

On Mysticism, Transcendence, Meditation, Seers & Stones

Jun 30, 2013
32 min read

Originally posted at TempleStudy.com What is mysticism? That is the million dollar question. It is incredibly difficult to define. Wikipedia defines it as the “pursuit of communion with, identity with, or conscious awareness of an ultimate reality, divinity, spiritual truth,…

Nephi’s Psalm, a Life Preserver to Drowning Souls

Apr 28, 2013
4 min read

The following is taken from 2 Nephi 4:16-35, with some headings that I inserted to identify four key steps of transformation and if I were as awesome as President Monson I’m sure I could make them rhyme somehow ;) Behold, my…

Why Every Latter-day Saint Needs to Own This Book

Mar 9, 2013
3 min read

A Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe is probably one of my favorite books in the whole wide world. Is it the be-all, end-all, of all things ever? Nope. So what’s the big deal about it? It is a “switch-flipper”…

Notes From the Climb: Jan 2013

Feb 3, 2013
1 min read

For something new, I’m going to be posting insights from my personal notebook that I feel are not too personal to share and may be of worth to some out there. If you are new to oneClimbs, you might not…

Symbols of the Sacrament

Nov 28, 2012
0 min read

What was to be and what is

Nov 4, 2012
1 min read

While pondering the blessings that surround us in our time, I also considered the many distractions and noise around us that pollute our thinking and our peace. I thought about how many prophets lived and died over the course of millennia who…

The Mountain and the Climb

Sep 3, 2012
2 min read

The symbol of a mountain is a common archetype in religious traditions and is it any wonder? Their everlasting stability, their untouchable heights and the way the light paints them in quiet mornings and sets them afire in evenings have…

What Do You Do in Private Unobserved Moments?

Aug 13, 2012
1 min read

I enjoy Denver Snuffer’s books and his blog where you can glean some wonderful little nuggets from time to time. I thought the following quote was great advice: “It is in the private, unobserved moments when you learn the most…

Parting the Veil

Mar 6, 2012
4 min read

The veil was one of the core elements of the Hebrew temple. It was the dividing line between this world and the symbolic, or from time to time, literal presence of God. There are many meanings, doctrines, principles, types and…

Of Parables, Symbols and QR Codes

Feb 12, 2012
7 min read

You’ve probably seen QR codes around and you may or may not know what they’re for, but God uses them, well, something like them to indicate that there are truths hidden in plain sight.

Breakdown of Alma 32:28

Jun 12, 2011
16 min read

This is one of my favorite all-time verses for a multitude of reasons but I was thinking about it a lot today and thought I put some of these ideas together.

The Wise Man on the Mountain

Sep 27, 2010
18 min read

At some point in life we all may have struggled with becoming distracted while we pray; our minds wander off to other topics or we don’t feel like a connection is being made. Several years ago my Institute of Religion teacher shared something with me that changed how I viewed prayer forever.