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Precepts of Power

A blog on gospel, scriptural, and self-improvement topics for a Latter-day Saint audience

We live well below our potential. And we know it. We know there are truths out there that, if applied, can vastly improve our quality of life. But too often we fail to apply these principles, either because we don’t know about them, we’re scared of their seeming complexity, or we’re stuck in our comfort zone.

The purpose of this blog is to identify principles that can improve our quality of life and then suggest specific ways we can apply those principles to get results.

By conscious application of true principles, we can improve every area of our lives.

The King James Version vs. Modern Bible Translations: Pros and Cons

Why is the King James Version (KJV) the official English Bible used by Latter-day Saints? What are its advantages? What are the advantages of supplementing it with a more modern translation? If I do, which modern translation should I use?

4 More Troubleshooting Questions for Prayer

Four self-assessment “troubleshooting” questions to ask ourselves when we’re petitioning the heavens with faith but seem to be getting no response.

Why We Need Angels in Addition to the Holy Ghost

The scriptures abound with promises that angels can attend us. But what role can angels play in our lives that the Holy Ghost doesn’t already fill?

Righteousness: It’s About Quality, Not Quantity

Sometimes we can feel overwhelmed by the many things we feel commanded to do. But God cares more about quality (who we are) than quantity (what we get done).

Prayer: A Troubleshooting Guide

When an appliance misfunctions, we troubleshoot it. This post offers a “troubleshooting guide” for some common reasons we fail to receive answers to prayers.

Developing the Technique of Prayer

When we fail to receive answers to our prayers, often the solution lies not in increasing our faith or desire, but in developing better technique.

The Power of Emotional Mindfulness

Emotional mindfulness is a prerequisite to taking responsibility for our emotions and developing full emotional self-control. But how do we develop it?

Goals as a Means, Not an End

The value of goals is not so much in achieving them, but in how the process of setting and striving for goals alters our behavior.

6 Reasons We Use Rituals in Our Everyday Lives

Did you know that birthday parties include rituals? And so do weddings, and Eagle court of honors? Our lives are full of secular rituals. Let’s explore why.

Why Ritual Is a Key Part of Worship

“Ritual.” We avoid or even shy away from the word, yet nearly all our acts of worship involve ritual. So what is ritual? Why do we use it, and how does it work?

Why We Fail to Master Basic Principles of Success

Isn’t it strange that we go through anywhere between 12 and 30 years of formal education, yet we fail to master the principles of success in the most basic areas of life?

 

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