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GD #29, Acts 6-9, The Number of the Disciples was Multiplied

Posted by nhilton on August 20, 2007

Those studying for this Gospel Doctrine lesson #29 or section of the New Testament (Acts 6-9) are invited to visit this link for study notes.

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GD #28, We Are Witnessess

Posted by nhilton on August 9, 2007

For notes on Gospel Doctrine Lesson #28, We Are Witnesses, including Acts 1-5, you’re invited to visit this post.

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GD #27, He Is Not Here For He Is Risen

Posted by nhilton on August 3, 2007

This last lesson in the Gospels is an opportunity to evaluate the success of the authors’ efforts and to assess how they have impacted your testimony.   For those interested, here’s a link to my Lesson Notes on these selected scriptures: Luke 24 & John 20-21. 

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Why I Hate Mother’s Day

Posted by nhilton on June 22, 2007

On last year’s calendar, in the little box representing Mother’s Day, I made a note to myself:  Leave town next year!   Read the rest of this entry »

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Matthew 25, GD #22

Posted by nhilton on June 21, 2007

“Inherit the Kingdom Prepared for You,” Gospel Doctrine Lesson #22 notes HERE. Read the rest of this entry »

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JST Matt. 24, GD #21

Posted by nhilton on June 20, 2007

In case you are hungry for more “food for thought” in regard to this lesson, you’re invited to visit my post of lesson notes hereRead the rest of this entry »

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Harry Potter vs. Joseph Smith

Posted by nhilton on June 14, 2007

My 8 year old is finishing her first real novel: Harry Potter.  We found her reading of vomit flavored jelly beans in the bathroom at 5 a.m. Saturday morning.  Oh, I’m so proud!

On the other hand, as we were sitting in Sacrament Meeting being directed by the speaker to a scripture in the New Testament she leaned her head back on the pew and loudly whispered between clenched teeth, “I hate this.”  Read the rest of this entry »

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Breast Smiting Sinners Only

Posted by nhilton on June 6, 2007

Sinners OnlyAfter smiting his breast, the publican prays, “God be mericiful to me a sinner,” which justifies him, says Jesus.  By humbling himself the publican is exalted.  (Luke 18:13-14)   

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Selling Religion?

Posted by nhilton on May 22, 2007

Sitting in the car on the way home from piano lessons my children heard a new radio ad asking, “What is the purpose of life?” The station was 97.1, pop rock.  We turned up the sound to clearly hear the ad.  This was the same ad we had heard during Sunday School in a video presentation educating church members about the recently launched church media blitz being tested in a few select cities, including our Las Vegas.   After the ad, my teenagers said they felt weird hearing it over the radio, like we were trying to sell people something.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Quest for the “One Thing”

Posted by nhilton on May 14, 2007

I’m aware of the search for the real thing, the wild thing and the rare thing…but ONE thing?   “Simplify, simplify, simply” we’re told.  Surely having just ONE thing is simplification taken to an extreme, but is it?   I often enter a room for just one thing, only to forget what it is.   And this blog post…uh…what was I intending to write?…  Ah, distraction attraction is a reality in our fast paced, overstimulated, “more is more” world.  I find the word “distraction” sandwiched between Read the rest of this entry »

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