Nephi’s Bow

There is a story in the Book of Mormon of a broken bow, but it turns out to be a story about much more than that. 600  B.C. Lehi has left Jerusalem and taken his family into the wilderness. In

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For Goodness’ Sake

It is believed by many Christians that America’s founding fathers –- George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and others — were divinely inspired to form the “more perfect Union” called the United States of America. These men have been revered,

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Get in Touch with Your Inner Tortoise

UNSTRUNG HEROS Recently a school in Scotland determined students were being over-worked and over-burdened with homework. It was decided that no student under the age of 13 would receive homework. Highly motivated, over-achieving parents freaked out. “Our children will fall

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Judging Others? . . . Stop it!

In his epistle to the Ephesians, Paul welcomed newly joined members of the church, telling them they were, “no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God.” Paul knew it was important

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Lessons from Eden

Sometime after Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden, they were commanded to offer a sacrifice to the Lord. An altar was built and an offering given. After many days an angel of the Lord appeared and said: “Why

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Salt Lake Temple Symbols

  “And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto

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Tower Builders

“There you are…electronic television!” On September 7, 1927, a young inventor successfully broadcast an image from one room to another over airwaves. Philo Farnsworth had invented television. It’s in the history books. He came up with the idea as a

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Free to Choose

There is a statement that has become very popular in the last few years. You will hear it a lot, especially from young people. “I know that God has a plan for my life.” If this statement is talking about

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Be Still and Know that I Am God

At the doors to Buddhist temples stand two lions. These statues stand as sentinels on either side of the door guarding the entrance. To enter the temple, one must pass these lions; one is Fear and the other is Pride.

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The First Pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley – Brigham Young Was Not One of Them

On July 22, 1847, 109 men, 3 women and 8 children arrived in the Salt Lake Valley. Two days later, on July 24, Brigham Young and the rest of his company arrived. Among that first group were the following pioneers:

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