Articles by matheson

Repentance is a lie

May 11, 2014 // 1 Comment

Okay, so no, not really, but I did catch your attention though, didn’t I? Repentance is a very true principle, but we’re doing it wrong. How many Sunday School lessons have we been in where they’ve spoken about the “Six steps of Repentance”? They go through the entire ... [More]

For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.

May 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

In this last General Conference, Elder Bednar arguably gave one his best talks ever entitled, “Bear up their burdens with ease.” He’s given a lot of incredible talks, but this one in particular really touched my heart. He begins by sharing a story of a man who wants to purchase a ... [More]

Fork and Toothpick

March 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Today will be another object lesson. This is absolutely one of my favorites. All you need are two identical forks (the heavier, the better), especially if you can get the weight towards the back of the fork. Also, you’ll need two toothpicks and a salt/pepper shaker. Not all salt/pepper ... [More]

The Parable of the Paper Cross

March 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

Today I’m going to show you a quick and easy object lesson, and all you need is a plain sheet of paper. Now, there are two parts to this object lesson: One, the actual folding of the sheet of paper and two, is the story that goes along with it. Usually I tell the story as I fold the sheet of ... [More]

LDS Sacrament Program Template

March 17, 2014 // 3 Comments

I’ve been simply amazed at how popular the LDS Baptism Program Template has become on here, and so I’ve decided to go ahead and create another downloadable template, but this time for a Sacrament Program. If you notice, it resembles the Baptism Program template quite a bit, as I used ... [More]

30 Things I Wish I’d Known Before My Mission

February 19, 2014 // 6 Comments

Hind-sight is one of the best teachers. So why not learn from someone who has already lived through it? For those who haven’t yet served a Mission, here are just a few things that I could think of that would have made my life easier to know ahead of time. Writing the Mission Home address gets ... [More]

The 9 Worst Parts of Serving a Mormon Mission

January 23, 2014 // 1 Comment

From the outside looking in, someone not of our faith probably thinks that Mormons (Latter-day Saints) are insane to send young men and women to a foreign country for two years (or eighteen months) to preach the “good word.” And when you think about it, that is a pretty strange task ... [More]

How to Read the Scriptures in 365 Days

January 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

With the new year already upon us, it’s time to once again make all of those “New Year Resolutions.” From working out more at the gym, to spending more time with our families, we all have things we want to work on. This year, why not make a goal to work on the spiritual aspect of ... [More]

6 Little-Known Facts About the Christmas Story

December 19, 2013 // 1 Comment

The Christmas story very well may be the best-known story from the Bible, if not of all time. It’s a common Christmas tradition to pull out the Bible, flip open to Luke 2, and start reading. However common this story may be, there are a few things that many people don’t know. 1. Not a ... [More]

John the Baptist, an under-valued Prophet

November 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

If I were to ask you, “Out of all the Prophets either in modern days, or ancient, who is the greatest? Who is your favorite?” I’m sure I would hear shouts of “Nephi!” or “Noah!” or “Moses!” But would you have ever thought to shout out the name ... [More]
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