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Plague of contention

Viral Infections, Influenza, Pneumonia, Coronavirus, and Conjunctivitis are a few of the most well-known illnesses in our day; they are relentless ailments, transmitting easily from person to person without ceasing.  Just like these persistent and frustrating infirmities, the plague…

Harvest the Light

I was sitting in church last Sunday, sort of listening, sort of allowing my own thoughts to mix with the words of the Sacrament Meeting Speaker. Part way into her talk, she uttered a phrase that made me sit…

Why do we need Personal Revelation?

Perhaps you have had this lesson already in your young women class–if you haven’t hopefully you will in the next week or two. While I was preparing to teach this lesson to the young women of the Amsterdam ward,…

Is Not This Real?

The Book of Mormon contains a promise in Moroni 10:3-5, which is if you receive and ponder its teachings in your heart, then pray sincerely to know whether it is true, the Holy Ghost will testify of its truth…

Personal Revelation is for YOU!

As a seminary teacher, I spend my mornings with teenagers who are on the cusp of the most important decisions of their lives. Seniors in high school who, as we near the end of this school year, are facing…

War: What’s It Good For?

Today in our seminary class we had a lively discussion on combat, and the value of going to war. Most everyone was in agreement that fighting really serves no beneficial purpose, and there is nothing good that can come…

Lessons in Service

In high school, I never felt like I was good at “service.” I didn’t volunteer very much, unless it was organized by someone else. I felt intimidated by people I didn’t know. I was naturally shy. In college, I…