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

General Conference thoughts: The Book of Mormon: What Would Your Life Be Like without It? and Seek Ye Out of the Best Books

by President Russell M. Nelson and ElderIan S. Ardern

The most striking thing about President Nelson’s talk the day he delivered it was his quiet way of showing how to sustain a prophet of God.  His whole talk focused on how he took President Monson’s last conference talk and applied it.  What a great example! Continue reading

Look to the Book, Look to the Lord

by Elder Gary E Stevenson

Below is the link to the General Conference talk by Elder Stevenson. Between the link and here I share a few of my personal thoughts on the subject.

I love reading the Book of Mormon!  I love that it helps me focus more on Christ and becoming a better disciple of Christ because I need all the help I can get.  I have read the book almost daily since I was in high school and I still learn from it.  Continue reading