Author Archives: John Sanders

How To Quiet The Mind During Meditation

I wanted to share a few things that have really helped me quiet my mind during meditation. These tips may seem obvious, but they have been huge for helping me get the most out of my meditation practice: 1. Consistency. Even if it’s for only 10 minutes a day, make meditation a habit. The mind…

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The Joy of Being

Our spirit, our intelligence, has always existed and cannot be annihilated. It existed with Heavenly Father before this life. We all know Heavenly Father cannot allow any impure thing into his kingdom, into his presence. That same spirit, which was able to abide the presence of God himself, exists in each one of us right…

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Resting in The Lord

“Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him; fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.” Psalm 37: 4,7 One of the most difficult things…

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Seek To Be Broken

“The Lord instructs His servants to be humble because the process of being made whole spiritually begins with a broken heart. Think of the good that comes from broken things: Soil is broken to plant wheat. Wheat is broken to make bread. Bread is broken to become the emblems of the sacrament.” – Elder Funk…

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Is the Large and Spacious Building Inside of Me?

“And the large and spacious building, which thy father saw, is vain imaginations and the pride of the children of men.  And a great and a terrible gulf divideth them” 1 Nephi  12:18 Having read this verse hundreds, maybe even thousands of times, I always focused on the pride part of the verse.  I imagined that…

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Clothed in The Love of the Savior

"Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them." – Genesis 3:21 This simple scripture hit me like a ton of bricks this morning.  At the surface, there isn't anything special about it.  The Lord made them clothing, big deal.  But today as I read it,…

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The Only Reason We Suffer During Our Trials

  What causes us to suffer during difficult times or trials? Is it the situation itself? Or is it something inside of us? True liberation can be had inside of each of us from any unhappy or undesirable situation. Peace and love can be felt. How is this possible? The thing that makes us suffer…

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A Walk of Delight

Like most households with 4 or more kids, our house resembles Grand Central station in the mornings.  Everyone is rushing around tyring to get ready and out the door for school and work. Stress levels can get high as we try to motivate our kids to get going in the mornings.  Not going to lie,…

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Are You Harboring Resentment?

Are you harboring resentment? You are feeling this bitterness because your false identity (natural man) is being challenged. The natural man is driven by fear and survival, and it will fight anything or anyone that threatens its extinction. In a very real way, the unmasking of this false identity means death to the natural man.…

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“Become Who Are You by Learning Who You Are.” – Pindar

Do you really know what you were meant for in this life? Are you pursuing what God put you on this Earth to do, or are you settling for a life beneath your divine calling? Your DNA is unique to you and only you. Never in the history of the Earth, or in future generations,…

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