In the progression of miraculous signs given to Pharaoh to persuade him to let the Israelites go, God left the most painful sign for the end; when the pharaoh had, finally, refused to respond to every earlier inducement. Pharaoh was given ample time and many testaments – many opportunities to accede to God’s demand. But … Continue reading The Passover and the death of Egypt’s firstborn
When I was 22, I left home to serve a full-time mission in French Polynesia. I went first to the Missionary Training Centre in Utah, USA, where I improved my French skills and learnt the basics of Tahitian, and how to teach the Gospel in both of those languages. Serving a mission was the hardest … Continue reading More than you know is possible
It takes strength and courage – lots of courage – to live righteously. To make ourselves choose the right things, at each moment, against the push-pull of our natural minds and inclinations, the distractions of life, and the voices and trends of the world. It is hard. But we are to do it – it … Continue reading The strength and courage to live righteously
I’m re-posting this entry from about a year and a half ago, since it’s continually relevant. Where do you think we are in this process? What is our role, as disciples of Jesus Christ? The rise and fall of the perfect Nephite civilisation in 4th Nephi: it’s always wonderful and kind of magical to read … Continue reading Secrets of a happy society… and how to lose it.
The Old Testament is long, so there are a lot of possible scripture faves to share from it. I’m not going to be able to share them all – but there will definitely be more than one part to this series installment! (See installments for the Book of Mormon and New Testament). Moses Let’s just … Continue reading Old Testament Scripture Faves, Part 1