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The Dual Nature of Man

There is something higher than the animal life; namely, the spiritual realm where there is love, the divinest attribute of the human soul. There are also sympathy, kindness and other attributes. 5

There is something within [man] which urges him to rise above himself, to control his environment, to master the body and all things physical and live in a higher and more beautiful world. 6

“Chapter 2: The Dual Nature of Man,” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: David O. McKay, (2003)

Conductors through Eternity

A crystal stair,
Climb of the dead,
Sings of hope and faithless dread.

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Struggle to a Beaconing Future

My Mormon Life

In nine and a half years of marriage, my husband and I have continually struggled with employment and income.  We’ve tried multiple business ventures,  suffered multiple job losses, and know well the stresses of financial instability and crisis.  Every time we fail, we hope for more and try anew, only to fail again – or so it seems.

We live in troubling times.  This is not new.  It seems that every generation faces its challenges and we are no different.  We all have our stories of struggle and strife.  You yours, and me mine.  Our economy verges on collapse, our nation wars, and our leaders often fall short.   Is there potential for a promising future in such a world?
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Suicidal Consequences

Mormon in the Real World

This woman was saved by the photographer, who grabbed the back of her coat and pulled her up and over the railing.

I’m taking a course on Death & Dying.  Our last period focused on murder, mass murder, natural disasters, serial killers, and suicide.  It wasn’t the most uplifting class.  We watched a documentary titled “The Bridge”.  The directors set up cameras to record a year of death at one of the top suicidal destinations in the world, The Golden Gate Bridge of San Fransisco, California.  It broke my heart to watch these people jump, hear their stories, and see the grief experienced by their loved ones.  What hope is there for those who choose such a bitter end?

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Trial Experiments

Random

Do you ever have trials in life that require some direction?  You get a little but know your trial – the thing you’re working through – will be of seemingly long duration?  I know how you feel.  It’s hard to work through and wait it out.  Today I came across a scripture that helped me remember patience:
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Racing Life?

My Mormon Life

Today I’m wishing for more hours in the day. There are so many things calling, “Here, here! Pick me, Pick me!” So many dreams I want to pursue, kids to play with and enjoy, three bathrooms spitting dirty profanities, two tests to study for, and a lot of fun to be had.

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