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LDS Quotes about Seer Stones

I have always been fascinated with rocks, stones, and magical powers. So, I have no problem reading about Joseph Smith’s seer stone. We taught our kids about Joseph’s seer stone. We talked about wanting one for ourselves. We read Michael Quinn’s book on Early Mormonism and the Magic World View back in 1987. And I believe in the 16 stones […]

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Jesus Christ

Lorenzo Snow’s vision of Christ

I am always amazed when I hear authorities make the statement that if any apostles or prophets see Christ, they will not share it because it is too sacred an experience. Joseph Smith shared his vision of Christ and it is an integral part of the Mormon faith, you can read about it on the church website. Apostle David B. […]

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Apostle David B. Haight’s witness of Christ

I believe Jesus Christ is real. But I appreciate the testimony of those who have a personal, first hand witness, such as David B. Haight shared in General Conference in 1989. Even though there are those who say that these sacred experiences should not be shared, here we have an apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day […]

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Brigham Young’s bloodstone

All this talk about seer stones has sent me searching. I read the article published at LDS.org and I thought it was good in many ways and I loved seeing one of Joseph Smith’s seer stones. But it was a little presumptuous for the author/historians to write that  —   “Brigham’s statement expressed his understanding that seer stones were not […]

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School

Why I homeschool

One late August day, I was in a store and saw a lot of moms walking around holding lists of school supplies to purchase for their kids going back to school. I confess, I was relieved I had no list. This isn’t because all my kids were raised and had moved on, but because I homeschooled. I began 15 years ago […]

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Ordinances as teaching symbols

Like Nephi of old, there seems to me nothing more delightful than the truth, especially when unfolded in its simplest forms. I love Joseph Smith because he was so skilled, so blessed with divine power, to open our eyes to simple truths; many truths that are hidden in plain sight. You are free to agree or disagree with this proposition: […]

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homeschool reviews

Homeschooling Grades 7 – 8 Curriculum

Seventh and eighth grade are kind of the bummer years in my opinion — if you go to public school those years can be really hard. Socially and emotionally speaking, kids are a mess, going through puberty and staging to be accepted by their peers and the opposite sex. I’ve shared my 1960s experiences of having to shower after gym […]

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Two visions, two temples, two streams

I came across the description of two temples to be built  in a future day — one in Jerusalem and one in Zion (New Jerusalem)  — water proceeding from each of them. While watching a video about Jerusalem’s Holy Temple, the narrator shared the story from the book of Ezekiel, where Ezekiel relates his vision of seeing a stream of […]

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A visionary man

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the Nephite prophet, Mormon, chose to open the Book of Mormon with the story of a man who has visions and in sharing them, is rejected. Why would Mormon choose this story for us to read in the last days, the days before the end of the world as we know it? Mormon, […]

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The Desert

Nibley’s One Eternal Round

When the Dead Sea scrolls were found in 1947, there was a shroud of secrecy over them and the general public were not allowed to see them. Some Religions of the day thought they might conflict with what they had already set as dogma.   It wasn’t until the 1980’s when the Biblical Archaeology Review began to publicly mount a campaign […]

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