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How Do I Ponder?

  Have you ever had someone come into the room and say, "Think fast!" as they throw something at you that you either need to catch or dodge? Thinking fast is the opposite of pondering....

Sustain One Another

  Ubiquitous. Now there is a great word. It means "being everywhere, especially at once." If you have lived in Hawaii (and don't we all?) the ants are ubiquitous. There are so many of them,...
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How to Handle Lost Boy Syndrome

  In the book, "Peter Pan" by J. M. Barrie we find an island full of lost boys. At one time, they were part of larger families, but somehow became lost to those families, and...

Meek or Weak?

  We all know that the meek shall inherit the earth, so in that sense it is a good thing to be meek. But what about those who view meekness as a weakness? Is there...

The Purposes of Being A Missionary

  I wrote a series of four short articles based on the material in Preach My Gospel, from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These articles were published at www.perparetoserve.com. There are many...

Study It Out In Your Mind

  Learning the Gospel of Christ is like learning your native tongue in that some of it comes naturally as you are exposed to it year after year, but some of it must be studied...

What Can I Expect From A General Conference Of The LDS Church?

  I will admit that this was a learning process for me. I was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The semi-annual (twice yearly) General Conference is as normal to me...

What Defines Us?

  When I was very young my parents defined me. I was who they said I was. In school I became who other people thought I was, but yet I was still what my parents...

God’s Use of Patterns – Questions Part 2

  In the first part of this article we looked at how God's love affects his ability to answer our questions (God's Use of Patterns - Questions). In this part of the article I will...

God’s Use of Patterns – Questions

  Some patterns we see in the way the Lord interacts with us, his children, are easier to spot than others. How the Lord deals with questions from us is not cut and dried, because...