Archive for November 19, 2016

Nephi’s Challenge helps me in my Challenges

I love so many phrases in The Book of Mormon 1 Nephi Chapter 4

Nephi has a huge task: to retrieve the precious plates of brass from the wicked Laban, who probably wants them more for the precious metal than the sacred words that are engraved:

“Let us be faithful in keeping the commandments of the Lord (verse 1).”

Verse 2 “Let us be strong like unto Moses.”

Verse 3, “Wherefore can ye doubt? Let us go up; the Lord is able to deliver us…”

One of my favorite in verse 6: “And I was led by the Spirit, not knowing beforehand the things which I should do.”

Verse 14: “I remembered the words of the Lord which he spake unto me in the wilderness (I have been in a lot of wildernesses figuratively speaking, and I have been so grateful when I have remembered the scriptures to guide me).

Verse 18: “Therefore I did obey the voice of the Spirit.”

Another Round of Reading

This past Sunday, I finished reading the Book of Mormon once again. I am not in a contest to see how many times I can read these treasured words, but a few years back after reading the new set of scriptures my hubby had given me, I made a note on the last page that I read the whole book. When I finished the next time, I once again recorded that date and where I was living. Now it’s a tradition to do so. More importantly, I look at my life and examine to see if my life is happier, if I am more peaceful after each journey through the book, and if I am a more dedicated disciple of Jesus Christ.


The bottom footer filled up, so I used the right margins:


Last year I found an empty page right after the pronunciation guide. This past Sunday, November 13, 2016, I noticed it had been EXACTLY one year since I had finished a “round of reading.” Now I have plenty of space to write down the dates as I read through this marvelous book again:


Every time I read these inspired words of Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost confirms to me that these words are true. They were revealed, written, and translated by prophets and are so applicable to our society today.