Archive for the ‘LDS Church’ Category

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Mar

Fundamental Premises of Our Faith

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Dallin H. Oaks, “Fundamental Premises of Our Faith” lds.org, Feb. 26, 2010

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30
Aug

Joseph Smith becoming “the seer stone”

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Michael De Groote, “Joseph Smith becoming the seer stone” Deseret News, Aug. 30, 2009

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Richard Neitzel Holzapfel was amazed at how often Joseph Smith was identified as “the Seer” in John Whitmer’s record of the early history of the LDS Church. Whitmer wrote the record from 1831 to 1838. Holzapfel read the book to prepare for a class he was teaching at BYU’s Campus Education Week.

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5
Aug

Surrender in order to Conquer

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H. Wallace Goddard, “Surrender in order to Conquer” Meridian Magazine

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H. Wallace Goddard is a son, a husband, a dad, and a grandpa. He works as a Family Life Specialist for the University of Arkansas Extension Service in Little Rock and has written several books and programs including The Frightful and Joyous Journey of Family Life (Bookcraft) and Principles of Parenting (Alabama Cooperative Extension System). He claims to be living proof that a person who makes lots of mistakes can still be blessed with joy beyond any deserving.

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James T. Summerhays, “Top CIA Exec is New Convert, Tells Story”, Meridian Magazine

Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith received an MPA at Harvard University and worked her way up in the CIA to become Director of Support, managing the largest directorate in the organization. For 25 years she was at the highest level of the senior executive cadre managing intelligence, public diplomacy and defense —but for Stephanie, something was missing.

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3
Jul

The Keystone of our Religion

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James E. Faust, “The Keystone of our Religion” Ensign, Jan. 2004, 2-6,

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James E. Faust

After many years, I still remember holding in my hand my mother’s copy of her favorite book. It was a timeworn copy of the Book of Mormon. Almost every page was marked. In spite of tender handling, some of the leaves were dog-eared and the cover was worn thin. No one had to tell her that she could get closer to God by reading the Book of Mormon than by any other book. She was already there. She had read it, studied it, prayed over it, and taught from it. As a young man I held her book in my hands and tried to see, through her eyes, the great truths of the Book of Mormon to which she so readily testified and which she so greatly loved.

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