February 2013

The Room

February 24, 2013 // 2 Comments

In that place between wakefulness and dreams, I found myself in “The Room.” There were no distinguishing marks save the one wall covered with small index card files. They were like the ones in libraries that list book titles by author or subject in alphabetical order. But these files, which ... [More]

Overcoming Temptation

February 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

“I know all about the despair of overcoming chronic temptations. It is not serious, provided self-offended petulance, annoyance at breaking records, impatience etc. don’t get the upper hand. No amount of falls will really undo us if we keep on picking ourselves up each time. We shall of ... [More]

The Parable of the Photographic Plate

February 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

On many occasions during long years of professional service as a mining geologist, I have been called to the witness stand in court, there to testify under the solemn obligation of oath, as to results of my examination of mines and of lands supposed to contain deposits of valuable minerals. A ... [More]

Things Aren’t Always What They Seem

February 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

  Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guest room. Instead, the angels were given a small space in the cold basement. As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older ... [More]

The Effects of a Man Named Abinadi

February 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

1 And now it came to pass that when Abinadi had finished these sayings, that the king commanded that the priests should take him and cause that he should be put to death. 2 But there was one among them whose name was Alma, he also being a descendant of Nephi. And he was a young man, and he believed ... [More]

Great Lake Race (Tortoise and the Hare)

February 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

It was an early winter, cold enough so that the ice had frozen on all the ponds and Bear, who had not yet learned in those days that it was wiser to sleep through the White Season, grumbled as he walked through the woods. Perhaps he was remembering a trick another animal had played on him, perhaps ... [More]