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God is so generous with His grace that it sometimes seems radically out of balance with our good works. Here's an experience from my life. #grace   #babies  #newborn #family
"The parental relationship is supposed to be built upon unconditional love—a gift that cannot be bought and cannot be earned. It sits outside the logic of meritocracy and is the closest humans come to grace." (David Brooks) ...
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Reservations for the Provo City Center Temple public open house are now available for tours that begin on Friday, January 15, 2016 and run through March 5.
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Truly one of the world's most important books. 

A favorite passage: "We are each blessed by God, each precious in his sight, each with our role in his story, each with our own song in the music of humankind. To be a child of Abraham is to learn to respect the other children of Abraham even if their way is not ours. We know that we are loved. That must be enough. To insist that being loved entails that others be unloved is to fail to understand love itself." #NotInGodsName   #ReligiousFreedom   #RabbiSacks   #GoodReads   #Religion  
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I've spent too much of my life thrashing about in attempts to be what other people are and to have what they have, all the while not trusting God's promise that I have something special to offer and forgetting His teaching that I need to be content with that offering.

As Rabbi Sacks teaches, "Peace comes when we see our reflection in the face of God and let go of the desire to be someone else." #LDS   #Mormon   #RabbiSacks   #Wisdom   #Christian   #Scriptures  
"Why do we feel damaged when somebody else is blessed?" I once heard Elder Jeffrey R. Holland ask this as he expounded upon the New Testament parable of the laborers in the vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16). He called this a "fun...
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Here's a collection of favorite passages from "War and Peace," my favorite book. #GoodReads   #WarandPeace   #Literature  
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Sometimes the Lord answers the unasked question. Here's a recent experience from my life. #Mormon   #Scripture   #Jesus   #Priorities  
Sometimes the Lord answers the unasked question. This spring, as my wife and I began the labyrinthine process of buying a home, I started to re-read the Book of Mormon (I'd been focused on the other portions of the Mormon c...
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Glad you enjoyed this, +Mark Feil. All the best to you and your family in the land of Bountiful. 
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A brief look at "Onward," a new book from Dr. Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention. I enjoyed this book. #LDS   #Mormon  #Jesus #Christ #Gospel   #Onward  
I just finished Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel, an delightful book from Dr. Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention. I'm a Mormon, and Mormons and Southern Baptists have several major points...
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Here's what I read in 2015. What would you add to my list? #GoodReads   #Books   #Reading  
A few of my books from 2015. Others are tucked away on Kindle. The rocky path toward excellent writing passes through the heart of the paradisaical land of great reading. As one writer has said, "If you’re a real writer …...
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A reflection on the blessing of fatherhood. #family   #fatherhood   #parents   #prioritiese  
I remember the counsel of a dear brother in Christ. 'Pay attention,' he said, 'to the stages of life. Each is a blur, and before you know it, your little ones will be gone.' By the grace of God, his words stick to m...
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God will always bless us with what we need, but not always with what we want. #LDS   #Mormon  
Mormons excel at what one writer calls the "the sacrament of helping other people move." In our nearly nine years of marriage, my wife and I have moved six times. In each instance we've had strong hands from our local congreg...
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My reflection on a few key lessons from an encounter with sister missionaries on Temple Square. We are never done learning. #LDS #Mormon #Faith   #Religion  
It's a sunny and cool October day on Temple Square in Salt Lake City when two young women, missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, interrupt my lunchtime reading to...
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"A fast from fast has illuminated two things: first, little in life of considerable value is done fast; second, in our modern culture, we make an idol of the economized minute."
From Jen Pollock Michel in Christianity Today: A fast from fast has illuminated two things: first, little in life of considerable value is done fast; second, in our modern culture, we make an idol of the economized minute.  ...
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