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RS/MP Chapter 23: “Of You It Is Required to Forgive”” (George Albert Smith Manual)

Posted by kirkcaudle on December 6, 2012

A link to the full lesson is here.

I do not usually quote long passages from the lesson material, but given the bitter nature of the presidential election that those of us in the United States just went though it seems appropriate.

In 1897, while still a young man, George Albert Smith enlisted in the Utah National Guard. At the encouragement of some of his companions, he ran for an elected office in the Guard, but during the weeks leading up to the election, a rival guardsman began spreading false rumors accusing George Albert Smith of unethical practices. As a result, Sergeant Smith lost an election that he felt he should have won. What made the situation more difficult was that the man who spread the false rumors had once been a friend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Am I my Brother Keeper when it comes to Debt?

Posted by kirkcaudle on December 29, 2009

One subject that we always hear from the leadership of the church is to stay out of debt. I think we seem to be hearing more about it now than ever. There are exceptions to this to be sure, (education, house, etc.) but I think most of us understand that. In 1998, President Gordon B. Hinckley said, “I urge you to be modest in your expenditures; discipline yourselves in your purchases to avoid debt to the extent possible. Pay off debt as quickly as you can, and free yourselves from bondage … If you have paid your debts, if you have a reserve, even though it be small, then should storms howl about your head, you will have shelter for your wives and children and peace in your hearts” (Ensign, Nov. 1998, 54). Again, I am sure most of us would agree with President Hinckley’s remarks.

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