What are the treasures to be found by raising our vision?

What are the treasures to be found by raising our vision?.What an interesting thought. Can you name some of the treasures? If so, I want to hear some of them in the comments on this post..Stephen looked upward: “Being full of the Holy Ghost, he looked up steadfastly into heaven and saw the glory of …

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The Book of Mormon has never guided me off the path to righteousness.

The Book of Mormon has never guided me off the path to righteousness..There are many worldly things, and I've guided myself off the beaten path—not The Book of Mormon. When "controllable" things go horribly wrong, it's usually 99.9% my fault. When I make choices, I need to take ownership—so do you..Every time I'm indulged in …

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Take a look at the stars, and you’ll know God foreordained you

Take a look at the stars, and you'll know God foreordained you!.It's been an excellent week for me, as I hope it has been for each of you. I've spend several nights camping under the stars and listening to the sounds of nature..There is one thing I was assured of—God loves His people! We sometimes …

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Hard work yields a result, no matter the outcome.

Hard work yields a result, no matter the outcome..The past few days, I’ve hiked and walked more than I have for several years. I’ve climbed some steep areas and have had very little sleep..As I’ve done this, I’ve realized a few things about myself: I can push myself to do hard things. I have prepared …

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Have you committed to standing strong and firm in your faith?

Have you committed to standing strong and firm in your faith? You're going to be challenged by your peers, and the world for being a member of Christ’s Church. Be ready for it..People are going to ridicule you, but privately they will respect you for your standards. I've seen this time and time again in …

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“Our individual exit routes from this life vary; so does the timing.” Elder Maxwell.

"Our individual exit routes from this life vary; so does the timing." Elder Maxwell..A few posts back, I spoke about trials. I spoke about praying for trials and recognizing them when they come. No one WANTS a trial & is excited to enter the fiery furnace, but we "receive no witness until AFTER the trial …

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Forty Years of Effort

Forty Years of Effort..The Lord loves effort. President Nelson instructed the children during the last conference, "the Lord loves effort because effort brings rewards that can’t come without it.".I have witnessed many individuals expecting to be given everything without putting forth effort—from sports, work, school, and other activities..We need to listen to the Prophet. He …

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Learn the gospel by searching the scriptures.

Learn the gospel by searching the scriptures..Growing up, I was surrounded by other kids, teenagers, and adults who were well versed in scripture. They had scripture after scripture memorized. Many could even retell almost every gospel story..I felt inadequate many times. I could memorize a few short passages of scripture, but a few days later, …

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The Captain of The Poor

The Captain of the poor..Have you walked amongst the poor, the homeless, the downtrodden, and the disadvantaged? I have..For the last three years of my career, I have mingled with the hungry, worked with those seeking refuge, and learned from their circumstances..I've learned there are two types of individuals—service resistant or service compliant..I understand every …

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The Soldier Who Stood By

The soldier who stood by.."Never had the Lamanites been known to fight with such exceedingly great strength and courage, no, not even from the beginning." (Alma 43:43).There were some extremely difficult circumstances during these battles; however, Captain Moroni went on and led the Nephites to victory over the Lamanites..As we look a little further into …

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It’s not anyone else’s responsibility to raise your kids.

It's not anyone else's responsibility to raise your kids..I listened to a few different talks today, several by Elder Jeffery R Holland and one by his son, and recently sustained General Authority Seventy, Elder Matthew S. Holland, also President of the North Carolina Raleigh Mission..These talks made me reflect on my childhood and how I …

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Choose Christ & Become Who You are Meant to be!

Choose Christ & Become Who You are Meant to be!.If you want to make a correct choice, choose Christ. “Thou mayest choose for thyself, for it is given unto thee” (Moses 3:17)..You're not forced to choose Him, although you already did once. You're free to change your mind, and no one is stopping you. Let …

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Come back—You need the blessings of the restored Gospel!

Come back—You need the blessings of the restored Gospel!.Whatever it is that has driven you away from the Gospel, I can promise you; God loves you..I get it—Salt is salt and sugar is sugar. They are two separate things; however, they both serve a great purpose..If I put sugar on something that was intended to …

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What are even a few million humble followers of Christ as compared to billions of unbelievers?

What are even a few million humble followers of Christ as compared to billions of unbelievers?.The road is long, and the adversary is going to impede your entire journey. You're going to face obstacles, and you're going to have to deal with them..With the millions of faithful followers, how do we withstand the powers and …

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Being rested is essential to having the energy necessary to reach perfection.

I believe that being rested is essential to having the energy necessary to reach perfection..I am one to burn myself out quickly. I set a goal and work until I finish it. It doesn't matter what it is; if I want it done, I'll get it done..I have done this many times, and I still …

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If we live beyond death, why should it be strange that we lived before birth?

If we live beyond death, why should it be strange that we lived before birth?.How do we comprehend a premortal and postmortal life if we don't study and understand God's plan for us?.If you don't believe in life before birth or life after death, how do you explain your knowledge and existence? Something living created …

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HEAVENLY FATHER ANSWERS PRAYERS IN OUR MOST PAINFUL MOMENTS

Will Heavenly Father be there during our most painful moments?-If you ask Lynne Smith, she will share her testimony with you.-”After my back surgery, I was struggling because I couldn’t take pain medicine.-I wasn’t getting restful sleep at all, suffering from insomnia. At about 3 weeks post surgery, I slipped out of bed so as …

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BEING ALL IN THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

Can you be LGBT & ”All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?-I am going to ask you for patience and forgiveness if I say or do anything to offend anyone throughout this post today.-This past week I listened to a podcast from @allin.podcast featuring @mrcharliebird with the host @mojo7795.-This raised a lot of questions in my mind because I simply …

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MAKE A FRIEND

Mike and David - August 2008 Who is a friend you will never forget?-In August of 2005, I left on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was called to serve in the Florida, Orlando Mission, Spanish speaking.-One of the greatest blessings during my mission (or curses 🤣😬) was this …

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THE IRON ROD

Do you ”cling” or ”continually hold fast” to the iron rod?-It's not enough anymore to brush through a few pages of scripture. We need to continually be studying the word of the Lord.-We learn in 1 Nephi 8:25-28, the first group partook of the fruit from the tree of life and became embarrassed because people …

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