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Ponderize Mosiah 13:11 - Written in your Hearts

When Abinadi was calling King Noah and his priests to repentance he made an profound statement. 

11 And now I read unto you the remainder of the commandments of God, for I perceive that they are not written in your hearts; I perceive that ye have studied and taught iniquity the most part of your lives. (Mosiah 13:11)

This raises two questions:
- What do you have written in your heart?
- What do you study? 

We have difficulty remembering the words of the Lord.  That is why we are told to read the scriptures every day.  What we read, watch, and listen to goes into our spirit and into our hearts the same way that the food we eat affects our physical body.  This is why it is important that we study the best books.  If you study iniquity and teach iniquity, then iniquity will be written in your heart.  The same goes for what you watch and listen to. Remember these words: 

7 And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best boo…

Doin' The Bru

I'm always on the lookout for a new and tasty warm beverage.  I'm not a big chocolate milk fan (because of the milk and the sugar.)  I'm more into things like PostumPero, and fruity herbal teas. Knowing my quest for tasty beverages to warm up on a cold winter's night, my sister suggested I try Crio Bru.  So I gave it a go.

It is a bit more labor intensive that simply heating up some water and stirring in a scoop of powder, but it isn't that difficult.  Here is the method that I have developed over the last year.

First you need a way to heat some water to boiling.  For most people their appliance of choice is to use the microwave.  However, I like to take a bit more European approach.  I love our electric tea kettle and I use it a lot.  It is so simple.  Water in, push button, dump boiling water out.  There are dozens of electric tea kettles on the market and they are not that expensive.

The second item you need is a french press.  Since I had no experience making…

Ponderize Helaman 10:12 - Immediate Obedience

A scripture speaking about the prophet Nephi in the Book of Helaman contains an interesting phrase the we often skip over.   In verse 11 of chapter 10, the Lord commanded Nephi to go and cry repentance to the people.  His response in verse 12 is very instructive.  See if you can pick it out.   
12 And behold, now it came to pass that when the Lord had spoken these words unto Nephi, he did stop and did not go unto his own house, but did return unto the multitudes who were scattered about upon the face of the land, and began to declare unto them the word of the Lord which had been spoken unto him, concerning their destruction if they did not repent.  (Helaman 10:12)
Note the phrase "he did stop and did not go unto is own house, but did return".  We often quote the "go and do" scripture (1 Nephi 3:7) as an example of obedience, but this one gives an additional perspective on a new level of obedience.  He immediately stopped what he was doing, he didn't go home, a…