Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (20): Memorable Profound Verses – Mosiah

The Book of Mormon is filled with memorable verses that contain profound truths and rich doctrine. These verses are a powerful witness of the Book of Mormon divinity.  Every chapter includes verses and phrases worth highlighting. Each of these profound verses can, and have been, the basis for talks and lessons.  Many of these verses … Continue reading Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (20): Memorable Profound Verses – Mosiah

Keys to Avoiding the Universal “Cycle of Pride” – Alma 62: 48-51, Helaman 13: 21-22; 3: 34-35

The Universal Cycle of Pride The Book of Mormon highlights a destructive cycle that is repeated again and again.  It is the universal Cycle of Pride. The Nephite nation rose and fell several times because of this pattern of righteousness, prosperity, pride, and destruction. When the Nephites were righteous the Lord blessed them with peace … Continue reading Keys to Avoiding the Universal “Cycle of Pride” – Alma 62: 48-51, Helaman 13: 21-22; 3: 34-35

Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (19): Memorable Profound Verses – Alma

The Book of Mormon is filled with memorable verses that contain profound truths and rich doctrine. These verses are a powerful witness of the Book of Mormon divinity.  Every chapter includes verses and phrases worth highlighting. Each of these profound verses can, and have been, the basis for talks and lessons.  Some of these verses … Continue reading Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (19): Memorable Profound Verses – Alma

The Tale of the Billionaire’s Deadbeat Son

The story is told of a billionaire who had a very lazy and spoiled son. As the rich man grew older, he worried about leaving his deadbeat son his inheritance. The son was a young adult, but he had never worked a day in his life. The wealthy father decided to give his son a test. He challenged … Continue reading The Tale of the Billionaire’s Deadbeat Son

“Puffed Up” in Pride – 2 Nephi 28:25

Favorite Scripture Gems The prophets, ancient and modern, have identified two groups of people most likely to succumb to the sin of pride.  They are the “learned” and the “rich.” “When they are learned they think they are wise, and they hearken not unto the counsel of God….” (2 Ne 9: 28) “The love of … Continue reading “Puffed Up” in Pride – 2 Nephi 28:25

The Real Rich Criminals of Orange County

After serving in West Court in Westminster, California for twelve years, I was transferred to Harbor Court in Newport Beach. The area surrounding West Court is one of the poorest in the Orange County. The area surrounding Harbor Court is some of the richest in the country, if not the world.    This area is the setting … Continue reading The Real Rich Criminals of Orange County