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Commandments, the Whys Part 2


Now, you can see that the same commandment protects the one I would steal from. Moreover, I would say that there is another side to the commandments. A spiritual side, that is. The Lord states quite clearly, for example, that the law of tithing will prepare us for the law of consecration. We get used to the idea, that what we have is not necessarily all ours.

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Commandments; What And Why?


“If ye love me, keep my commandments,” said Jesus. Where did we get the commandments that we are taught? What did Jesus say?

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Weaknesses, Temptations And Succor


Weakness and temptation are familiar to you, as long as you are a mortal human being. Take heart, we have an Advocate, an Intercessor, who has suffered more than we ever could imagine, so he would be able to Succor us in our infirmities.

Whether you are nodding your head in agreement or shaking your head in exasperation, feel free to comment. Lately I’ve just been deleting spam…

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Why Should We Go to The Temple?


How can we be armed with the power of the Lord?

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Are Faith And Doubt Always Mutually Exclusive?


I try to answer a question, that is asked of me now and again. I don’t know I have the answer, but reading this may help you understand, what people mean when they say that faith and doubt can not coexist in us.

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I Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet


A personal testimony can be a multifaceted thing, and there are times, when we have to make an extra effort.

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A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief


What can we learn about service from the song that gave the title to this? I am not trying to give a final, complete answer, just some ideas. A good example of take-home messages: by healing others’ wounds our own can be healed.

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Hosanna, Rejoice!


Realizing the plan of happiness Heavenly Father has for us can give us a major reason to rejoice. Read on and rejoice!

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Why We Must Die In Order to Live


“Except a acorn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.” Some thoughts that surfaced when I clothed a friend for his burial. This is not about seeking death, but rather about how experiencing mortality can help us appreciate immortality.

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An Acceptable Batting Average?


Even a lame sports analogy can help us understand things. Check out how batting average relates to our efforts to become better people.

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