The Schoolmaster

Lacey recently wrote me about an experience she had in teaching someone.  As is the case with many investigators, the one she described was interested in the message of the Restoration of the Gospel, but was reluctant to turn his back on religious traditions he held dear.   This week, I have decided to discuss

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Unladen

Just a shorter post this week.  I have been going through some difficult changes personally - including a reorganization of my Sunday schedule.  The result is that my rhythm is off, but normalcy is returning. If you recall, last time I wrote about scripture study, and I started off by reading the Lord’s promise to

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Drink from the Fountain

A new year is upon us.  As we are in the process of preparing ourselves to make the most of 2015, I decided to focus this week on something I always consider this time of year – how to make the most of the Scriptures. I suspect this will be a shorter discussion, but I

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The Living Nativity

Since it’s Christmas this week, there is only really one appropriate topic. In the church, our children are taught a Christmas song called “Picture a Christmas."  The song invites listeners and singers to imagine the events of the Nativity in order to make the Christmas celebration more meaningful.  And this is what I would like

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Comfort ye, comfort ye my people

We are now full on in the Christmas season.  Some people I know start Christmas as soon as the months end in “-ber.”  But for me, Christmas really doesn’t start until after Thanksgiving   But now, in the middle of December, we are in the Christmas season by even the most conservative estimation!   Christmas is a busy time

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Happy Rebirthday!

This week I reached a minor milestone – I turned 33.  Now, while this is not any time of particular significance, my brother made an interesting observation: I’m old enough to be crucified.   Although he was obviously joking, it did call to my mind the fact that I am as old as Jesus was

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