How to open the scriptures

Of course we read the scriptures with the intent of receiving personal revelation, which is the vertical approach. However, we can take some pointers. Here is a parable: two men set out to find diamonds in a field where diamonds are known to be found ....more

The Doctrine of Election

The Prophet’s Instruction on Various Doctrines June 27, 1839 History of the Church, 3:379-381 THE DOCTRINE OF ELECTION. St. Paul exhorts us to make our calling and election sure ....more

3 ingredient Homemade Deodorant

I’ve been making my deodorant for about a year now. I like it, and it works. I keep it in a jar and use it after I shower ....more

Seeking or just following along?

Sometimes, someone in authority will...more

The youngest child and humor

My youngest son sent me a link to an article about how the youngest child in the family is the funniest. It’s true that he has a way with words, he does not try, but he has always made us laugh. My dad had a sense of humor ....more

Orson Hyde’s vision of Jerusalem

In 1832, Orson Hyde received a blessing from the Prophet Joseph Smith promising Orson he would go to Jerusalem to do a great work: “In due time, thou shalt go to Jerusalem, the land of thy fathers, and be a watchman unto the house of Israel; and by thy hands, shall the Most High do a good work, which shall [...] The post Orson Hyde’s vision of Jerusalem appeared first on Eve Out of the Garden ....more

Orson Hyde’s Dedicatory Prayer

Before dawn on October 24, 1841,...more

When does the day begin?

I know, that sounds like a dumb question — when does the day begin? — does it begin at midnight, 12:00 a.m. or does it begin when you wake up? Or at sunrise — or sunset? ...more

Signs and confirmations

I have always believed that it is a wicked and adulterous generation that seeks after signs. So I have avoided that — sign seeking. But I learned something new ....more

The symbol of sackcloth

Sackcloth is penitent clothing. It was probably a scratchy cloth made of goat hair, which you would gird about your loins, next to your skin — an uncomfortable piece of clothing to say the least. In the scriptures, prophets and servants of God exchanged their clothing for sackcloth as a sign to Jehovah that they were sorry — as a [...] The post The symbol of sackcloth appeared first on Eve Out of the Garden ....more