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What’s In A Name?

What’s in a name? Solve this riddle, “What is something you own but rarely use, yet it is frequently used by others?” Don’t shout it out but think of the answer. Maybe turn to someone sitting next to you and tell them the answer if you think you know. The answer is, “Your name.” So, […]

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Invitations of Our Savior

Invitations ranging from the trivial to the most influential have played a vital role in my life. I have accepted invitations that nearly cost me my life such as climbing a mountain with an extension cord to rescue a lost flip flop (don’t ask…) and other invitations have renewed life such as the invitation to […]

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Hastening the Work

What is your reaction to hearing the words “hastening the work?” Do you retreat (maybe just inwardedly)? Or do you think, “Sweet, I love sharing the gospel!” If you are the former, please don’t discount my talk as I will discuss more than missionary work. For now, take a moment to ponder the great missionaries […]

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Live True to the Faith

Inspired by April 2014 General Conference Talk by Elder William R. Walker From the talk “Live True to the Faith” by Elder William R. Walker of the Seventy in the past General Conference we learn that “it would be a wonderful thing if every Latter-day Saint knew the conversion stories of their forefathers.” So why […]

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Key to Spiritual Protection

As a Ph.D. student in information systems, I am constantly involved in researching and learning how to protect personal and corporate information. This is a growing concern. Phishing messages appear to be more legit. Malware, such as viruses, have intruded the various app markets with several infected apps hitting the market. Despite the concerns that […]

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Fulfilling Your Calling

Personal example: Traveling home from funeral D&C 84:33-38 For whoso is faithful unto …magnifying their calling, are sanctified by the Spirit unto the renewing of their bodies. They become the…elect of God. So how can we find the motivation we need to magnify our callings? Henry B. Eyring in his October 2002 General Conference address […]

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Call Back to the Basics

When Amy and I were in our second year of marriage, we visited Zion’s National Park. At this place of beauty, incomparable to any other, exist some of the most challenging, strenuous, and exciting hikes a person can do in this lifetime. One hike that Amy and I were daring enough to tackle is named […]

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Articles of Faith

  When I was young I remember repeating over and over again in my mind the Articles of Faith as I tried to memorize them.  I regret to say my motivation for memorizing the Articles of Faith was mostly for the reward involved.  To this day, I can’t think what the reward was, maybe a […]

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Finding Joy in the Journey Now

How Does the Past Bring Us Joy? Don’t Let One Day of Regret Fill Our Past When I was in Young Men’s, I would attend long-term scout campouts where I would hike, mountain climb, serve up some of the best meals, play Frisbee golf, and sing songs around the campfires where, occasionally, I coughed up […]