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Layne Packer
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Living large by the big stinky pond
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2 Nephi Chapter 25 - Understanding Isaiah
Recently I had a nephew ask me a question about the Isaiah chapters in the Book of Mormon. He was concerned that he wasn’t getting much out of the Isaiah chapters and wanted to know if I had any advice. I gave him some of the standard answers like getting a...
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Ministering - Matthew 20:26-28
We are beginning a new era of ministering and many of us are asking questions like, "What does that mean to me?" or "What am I supposed to do?"  As we re-evaluate our individual ministering efforts we learn that more appropriate questions might be, "What ch...
Ministering - Matthew 20:26-28
Ministering - Matthew 20:26-28
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D&C 20:73 - Having Been Commissioned
As I listened to the baptismal prayer recently, a thought came to me.  What does it mean to be commissioned of Jesus Christ?   "Having been commissioned of Jesus Christ, I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen." ...
D&C 20:73 - Having Been Commissioned
D&C 20:73 - Having Been Commissioned
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Alma 7:24 - Charity
At the end of Chapter 6 in  Preach My Gospel , there is a self assessment to help you understand how you are developing Christ-like attributes.  During a recent priesthood leadership meeting our stake president asked us to each take the self assessment and ...
Alma 7:24 - Charity
Alma 7:24 - Charity
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Ether 8:7 - What do you want?
The other day I had the opportunity to sit and ponder on a profound question.  I asked myself, "What do you want?”.  It caused me to think about what I am praying for.  We often pray to have some trial or stress removed from our life.  We pray for peace and...
Ether 8:7 - What do you want?
Ether 8:7 - What do you want?
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Efficiency: "The thing that thou doest is not good." (Exodus 18:17)
As I re-read Elder Eyring's April 2017 general conference talk I came across this little gem.   ". . . the Lord’s work is not just to solve problems; it is to build people. So as you walk with Him in priesthood service, you may find that sometimes what seem...
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I Was Called, But I Would Not Hear (Alma 10:6)
Many people can relate to Amulek, one of the lesser known people in the Book of Mormon.  After Amulek joined Alma in preaching the gospel to the people of Ammonihah he shared his conversion story with the people and made this profound statement.  "...for I ...
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Ponderize Mosiah 13:11 - Written in your Hearts
When Abinadi was calling King Noah and his priests to repentance he made an profound statement.  11 And now I read unto you the remainder of the commandments of God, for I perceive that they are not written in your hearts; I perceive that ye have studied an...
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Doin' The Bru
I'm always on the lookout for a new and tasty warm beverage.  I'm not a big chocolate milk fan (because of the milk and the sugar.)  I'm more into things like  Postum ,  Pero , and  fruity herbal teas . Knowing my quest for tasty beverages to warm up on a c...
Doin' The Bru
Doin' The Bru
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Ponderize Helaman 10:12 - Immediate Obedience
A scripture speaking about the prophet Nephi in the Book of Helaman contains an interesting phrase the we often skip over.   In verse 11 of chapter 10, the Lord commanded Nephi to go and cry repentance to the people.  His response in verse 12 is very instru...
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