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When you have every advantage

These are a few of my thoughts as I read the story of Lehonti’s people in Alma 47.

Historical background

After failing to be elected king over the Nephites, the evil Amalickiah deserted over to the Lamanites. He...

Why we bridle

The other day I read this verse from Alma the Younger to his son Shiblon:

Use boldness, but not overbearance; and also see that ye bridle all your passions…

Alma 38:12

I think this is one...

Not to trifle with the words

Shortly before his death, the righteous prophet/king Benjamin gathered together all his people to give them the instructions he had received from God. As I read through the account of this Nephite General Conference, I was impressed by the similarities...

Work changed the Lamanites

My previous post was inspired by Alma 53:5. This one is, too. Specifically this part of the verse:

Now Moroni was compelled to cause the Lamanites to labor, because it was easy to guard them while at...

A prison built with our own hands

Captains Moroni, Teancum, and Lehi have just combined forces and decoyed the Lamanites out of the city of Mulek. The battle was fierce but short. Fortunately, the wearied Lamanites gave up quickly, with most of both armies left intact. When...

Planting Standards

We’re all familiar with the story of the title of liberty:

And it came to pass also, that he caused the title of liberty to be hoisted upon every tower which was in all the land, which was possessed...

Nephite Elections

Elections have been on my mind recently, as I’m sure they have been on all of ours. America’s 45th peaceful transition of power has not been very peaceful. But it could be worse. Let’s look at how the Nephites held...

Pre-revelatory Interviews

Alma is about to mysteriously disappear off the face of the earth, leaving the struggling Nephite Christian Church in the hands of his son Helaman. Before he transfers ownership of the scriptural records to Helaman, he holds a bit of...

Liberty which binds us

Yet another post about the battle of Captain Moroni v. Zerahemnah and friends. I can’t seem to get out of these two chapters. I’m beginning to think I should have called this blog “Power in Alma 44.” Anyways, here’s the...

Finding the Atonement in a war chapter

I know most readers usually breeze through the war chapters, but there is a lot we can learn from them. For example, just the other day I found some really powerful lessons on the Atonement in Alma 44– the second...

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