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finished! 3rd x this year!!!

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in ether now. brother of jared is awesome

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7/30/13 7:29 P

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Now I'm in the part where Mormon writes. He was told to come back in about 25 years for the plates, but I guess he had wars & waited quite a while longer.

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Samuel the Lamanite & the visit.

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7/24/13 12:23 P

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today I am reading about the hen gathering the chicks under her wings. cool stuff!

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7/23/13 10:20 P

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Thats awesome sister julie! Patriotism is great. I too am glad we were born on thus place and time for a reason!
I'm in 3nephi 8 and In verse:19 I read in german about donner & blitzen today. Fun that two of the santas reindeer are named donner & blitzen!

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7/23/13 11:25 A

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I just started re-reading the Book of Mormon, and I have one more chapter in 1 Nephi to go. Not even realizing that it was going to work out this way, I ended up reading the parts about the promised lands and the prophecies of America right around the 4th of July. It always brings me comfort when I read that. Despite the problems we are having now, I know that we are a chosen land whose founding and defending was led by the Lord. (Makes me want to sing Battle Hymn of the Republic! haha)

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow."
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7/20/13 8:53 A

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Samuel the Lamanite

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helaman's stripling warriors today!
A stake person came to speak at our ward fireside a couple of years ago about a business tour he was on in south America. It was to a village called Copa. The village headman came up and talked about a legend in which a handsome warrior came and requested young men to fight with him. Two thousand went with him that day. They were very happy when all of them came back home!

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im in Alma where Ammon does great with King Lamoni's people. Awesome!

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I've just had some fun reading the "Book of Mormon Sleuth" series. Gave me some ideas for new ways to study the BoM. I am re-reading the series with my BoM handy this time, and following the story line better by actually reading the scriptures as they are referred to.

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Big thoughts today while reading the Book of Mormon. It is II Nephi 2 so I should probably have foreseen that. When Adam and Eve partook of the fruit, they began to recognize (conociendo) the good and bad. That opposition is vital to becoming (repenting) like God. That is developing the kind of heart He has and loving the way He loves. Unfortunately, that lack of security (living in a world where we are attracted by BOTH sides) is scary and frustrating. But, overcoming is exactly why we are here.

NEVERTHELESS, I KNOW IN WHOM I HAVE TRUSTED. (II Nephi 4:19)

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I am taking a History class from Princeton University via Courser.org. I have learned two fascinating things. First, there are certain "preciosities" that have brought significantly influenced trade. They are coffee, tea, and tobacco. Coincidental? Probably not. This thought requires more investigation. Maybe I will start a new topic.

Second, the period so the 1800's or nineteenth century, was a period of GLOBAL spiritual movements. There were "massive religious upheavals in the 1840's". According to the professor, people were seeking "...visions of prophetic delivery."

More later.


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I am reading the Book of Mormon in Spanish. This morning, I completed I Nephi 15 about the Tree of Life. There were two unusual and intriguing items I learned.

1. The Spanish word for Filthy is Inmundicia. Which has roots in the word "World" like in worldliness. The whole "Nothing unclean (worldly) can enter the Kingdom of God. Is seen in a little different light.

2. Llama-means flame. But the stem is also the same for the verb llamarse-to get called, to be named. I am still researching the origins, but interestingly, in Italian, which is my mission language, Chiamarsi is the reflexive verb for to get called, to be named. It is similar to the spanish word quemar--to burn.

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4/21/11 2:58 P

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We also started when our children were very young. It was SLOW but it paid off. I think all four of them would say that they learned to read reading the Book or Mormon.

We are reading Acts now as a family. It has been quite rich. I am a bit worried about the transition to the Pauline Epistles. That will be the next challenge.

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we do that in our scripture reading. We are reading the book of Mormon and it is taking forever to get through. we nomally read about 5 verses a day to the kids, and explain it to them. So they understand it. Sometimes we read more than 5 but we have to explain each verse/ chapter to them.



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I love reading the BOM. I always learn something new. I have stopped reading for now though since we have finished reading it together as a family and are working on the New Testament since that is what we are studying this year in Sunday School. I am also reading President Monson's Biography. I keep a small little pocket size journal to write down thoughts, words of wisdom he speaks, etc when I am reading. I read it every night before bed.

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Read II Nephi 32 yesterday. I realized how important it is to PRAY. No matter what.

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More on the Si vendono per niente...Later in the same chapter, Nephi sees the destruction of his descendents. II Nephi 26:18 is states what will happen to "quelli che sono stati annientati.." The verb for "destroy" is annientare--to become NOTHING. Nephi's descendents followed their works of darkness to the point that they were destroyed by nothingness. When my life shifts to me and my needs-wants-desires-passions...it gradually loses value. Nephi identifies this destructive self-indulgence as soft, linen cords that Satan places around our necks that are precursors to the CHAINS that cannot be broken.

It is all right there in II Nephi. Then he shows that path to becoming SOMETHING. Through love and charity...altruism instead of selfishness.

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AMEN.

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We here in America especially regularly sell ourselves for nothing. We live in a "I want it now" society. So many people don't want to work for and earn the things they want. They want everything handed to them - and then when someone refuses to just hand everything over, or they lose something because they could not longer make the payments, they are angry at the other person. My husband was speaking with someone the just yesterday whose home is in foreclosure - and he stated that when the bank came in to take over, he was going to take a hammer and bust everything else. It's not the banks fault he can't make his payments - it's his. So why is he angry at someone else for his own lack of judgement? It is very sad to lay the blame on someone else for your own problems. So many people do it though, and it causes so much suffering for the rest of us.

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II Nephi 26-I read a phrase in Italian that somehow rung more true and piercing than the English equivalent. Nephi is commenting on his vision of his posterity. He says, "Si vendono per niente." Translated: They sell themselves for NOTHING! It makes me realize how often I have done the same. I see it with the simple, daily choices of my children. It is so easy to "purchase" hours worth of NIENTE (nothing). It is so HARD to invest 15 minutes in something significant.

I know it is pointless and destructive to cry over wasted hours-they cannot be reclaimed. My vow is to make (almost) every minute...no second...count.

One last thought...the word "works" has been a four-letter word for me in the past. I would go to great lengths to avoid it. I realize that works has five letters. Back in the day, that would make it exponentially bad. I bless the day when the Lord taught me that WORK is actually what makes life meaningful. It is the squandering of time (life) that devalues it.

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We started the New Testament last week. It is very difficult for the children to understand, so we are taking it very slow in order to explain to them what is taking place and help them to have an understanding.

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Finished II Nephi 24 today. I made it through Isaiah. It was a slog fest. I got a few insights but mostly I am looking forward to Nephi's upcoming commentaries.

Congratulations on finishing the BOM as a family. I remember those days. Our 18 year old learned to read by that slow and easy method. We are 2 chapters away from finishing John (and the Gospels) as a family. It is taking forever.

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We finished the Book of Mormon as a family last night. We aren't able to read alot - because of the understanding of the kids, but we usually averaged about 1/2 of a chapter each night. Of course, there were some nights we didn't read, etc. We are hoping to start the New Testament with the kids tonight. Hopefully it won't take us 2 years.

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I read about Isaiah's call in II Nephi 16. When Isaiah saw the Lord, he said, "I am lost". (Sono perduto) in Italian. In English he claims, "I am undone." He problem was that after experiencing the Lord's presence he had a new standard and he recognized the vast distance between himself and his God. I feel that too...

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Ho fatto la missione in Roma. Estavo li 1987 - 1988. Sono ritornata in Giugno 1988. Estavo in Texas fino al due anni fa quando mi sono risposato and spostato i miei figli a Southern Utah.

Mi faccio piacere conoscerti. Auguri per il futuro.

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Non ci credo! La mia lingua di missione e italiano anche! Great news on finishing as a family. In which mission did you serve? I was in Milan nell'antiquita from 1984-1986.

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We are just finishing reading the book of mormon as a family for family prayer and scripture study. It has taken 2 years, but we are on Moroni 8. We should finish this week and then start back again. I also like to read in my mission language - Italian. What is your language?

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I am reading II Nephi 11. It is good. I am reading it in my mission language and it is insightful. Especially reading Isaiah is helpful, because the poetry translates better.

NEVERTHELESS, I KNOW IN WHOM I HAVE TRUSTED. (II Nephi 4:19)

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This is a Message Board where you can post what you are learning in the Book of Mormon.

NEVERTHELESS, I KNOW IN WHOM I HAVE TRUSTED. (II Nephi 4:19)

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