Many Mormons Inner Beliefs Mimic The Trinity Doctrine

This post is my personal favorite.  It is also a bit deep.  It is my best understanding to date and is the result of decades of study.  I feel joy and gratitude writing it up, but also feel very responsible to communicate it in wisdom, balance and truth.  This is possibly my magnum opus…because it took a lifetime of learning curves to even compose this. Continue reading Many Mormons Inner Beliefs Mimic The Trinity Doctrine

2nd & 3rd Sunday Lesson Helps Template #2

This is probably the simplest template I’ll post for turning a General Conference talk into a discussion-based lesson.  This formula is actually the one my Gospel Doctrine class sees the most.  Part of the reason it works well is because I tend to turn most class comments into a bit of conversation. Continue reading 2nd & 3rd Sunday Lesson Helps Template #2

Why Fast Sunday Is Awesome

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I really miss this view from my deck back in Ore.

First, how resolved is the Lord about His promises?

The Savior has been described as the “true and living” God. “True” because He meant what he said and “living” because He is active in the here and now. Repeatedly, He lets us know he is good for the promises he makes. Continue reading Why Fast Sunday Is Awesome

Benjamin Franklin’s Secrets For Influencing Others

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In his auto-biography (recommended reading!) Benjamin Franklin shares his philosophy about teaching others effectively.  As well as the art of debate, diplomacy, persuasion and influencing others. Continue reading Benjamin Franklin’s Secrets For Influencing Others

When We Need More Ability

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Alma 26:12  “Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever.”

What do you suppose Ammon meant when he describes himself as “nothing”?  He was a remarkable man of many accomplishments. Continue reading When We Need More Ability