Category The Book of Mormon

I give unto you to be [lightly salted]

Toward the end of His ministry, Jesus took His disciples out of the bustling city. A congregation of those treasured followers went with him high into a mountain- symbolically “out of the world.” Considering He would soon have to leave them, and leave His Church to be led by His trusted friends, the Saviour gave […]

Concluding the 85 Day Book of Mormon challenge

My heart is full this evening! The week that has gone by at the conclusion of our Book of Mormon challenge has been speckled with emails, messages and social media posts from our girls, each expressing their gratitude for the Book of Mormon, and the things they learned from their study of it. In Relief […]

Mosiah 11-13

Study question: What can we learn from the contrast of Abinadi and King Noah? Summary: King Noah rules in wickedness. Abinadi prophesies that the people will be taken into bondage. He is imprisoned. The false priests quote the scriptures and pretend to keep the law of Moses. Abinadi is protected by divine power. He teaches […]

The Book of Mormon and Me: launching our 85 day reading challenge

One of the many annoying habits I am cursed with is that I like to sneak a peek at the last few pages of a book before I start to read it. I think I get a kick out of it because I feel like it gives me some kind of control in a world […]

But most importantly, it testifies of Jesus Christ!

I love snooping on my friends, and love even more when they they share their testimonies in little snippets. My sweet friend Jennie just finished reading the Doctrine and Covenants and put this on Facebook which has spurred me on to make my scriptural experiences the best experiences of my own life! This simple book […]

He did straighten them in the wilderness

I love the way Nephi teaches of Moses’ people as they journeyed in the wilderness (1 Nephi 17):   Nephi has an opportunity to liken the Jews’ toil in the wilderness to that of his brethren, who also find themselves absolved from a land of tribulation (Jerusalem) and left to be rule-makers themselves. Though the […]

Cry Unto God For All Thy Support

Yesterday in church the talks were on reading the scriptures. I was sitting with a woman who had been baptised at around the age of twelve in Australia, but she’d never really returned to church after that. She was maybe in her late forties now, and had found the chapel as she was taking a […]

Christianity’s “errand into the wilderness”

I’m desperately scrambling  this morning to prepare my lesson for Relief Society today. I’ve been scrambling all week, amidst packing and moving house, and painting and furniture-assembling. I think the quick study breaks I’ve been trying to take in pockets throughout the week have kept me alive somehow. I came across an observation by Jeffrey […]

Plain and Precious Truths (1 Nephi 13)

As I’ve been studying lately, a simple phrase in the Book of Mormon has had me pondering at every spare moment for a few days. I’ve been thinking of the state of Jerusalem at the time of a few prophets who were called to immerse themselves in a chaotic people and preach a warning. Lehi was […]