The downside to contentment

I have a theory. It’s not a popular theory. In fact, when I posed it as a question on Facebook there was some disagreement. But I maintain my thesis. Here it is: people who are content will not change. There would be no need. They will stay in their comfort zone with no desire to leave. It takes unhappiness, a burr in the saddle, some kind of discomfort to prompt or prod us to level up, so to speak.

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General Conference thoughts: Found through the Power of the Book of Mormon

A simple exercise when it comes to the Book of Mormon is to sit down and ask yourself “Why do I read the Book of Mormon?” The answer should be a testimony born of experience in reading and applying its teachings. A witness can’t be shared if there is no familiarity. In fact, the word testimony or witness relies on having a personal viewpoint of something. Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: God’s Compelling Witness: The Book of Mormon

by Tad R. Callister

One time while on my mission, my companion and I spent some down time tracting.  That’s probably the image most people think of when they think of “Mormons” – the door to door visits by missionaries.  It’s not the most effective use of time but at least it’s not idling precious time away. Very little good tends to come from it except for the chance to meet a variety of people. Continue reading