This year I am focusing my personal scripture study on the Book of Mormon, but instead of reading it from cover to cover I have created a topics list and I'm trying to study the principles the Book of Mormon teaches by topic.
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I have been focusing on what words I use in my own testimony, how consciously choosing my words has changed my testimony for the better, and that when we try to conform our unique understanding of God to a set of commonly used phrases we sacrifice depth for conformity.
If we insist on coloring everything a prophet does as being necessarily conservative or necessarily liberal then we’ll miss out on the larger picture of what God is doing.
I learned that some of the deepest and most powerful witnesses of the Spirit may be happening the far corner of your church building on Sunday.
By looking at the Book of Revelation through the lens of how to overcome trials and the wonderful promises for those who do overcome, it is transformed from an obligatory “doom and gloom” reference guide to a book full of rich promises and a guide on how to overcome trials in life.
One of my favorite things to do each year is sit in our living room with a cup of hot cocoa and admire our Christmas tree after the kids have all gone to bed. For me light is an important part of the holiday because of it's symbolic allusions to Christ.
We live for Christ not in order to someday gain His acceptance. We live for Christ because we already have it.
While dealing with personal doubt and pain I found my Savior in the words of a Hymn. Jesus is the Prince of Peace and his life has lessons for us today as we navigate social media, our family relationships, and over come our trials.