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In this episode we’ll talk about Jacob chapters 5 through 7. These are the final writings of Jacob in the Book of Mormon. We’ll talk about the struggle that his life was, and how he learned to overcome difficulty despite ongoing challenges. We’ll review his transformation from someone who doubted in his own abilities to someone who was truly confid…
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In this episode we’ll talk about Jacob chapters 1 through 4. We’ll review how Jacob appears to have been a somewhat anxious person, referring to himself as anxious many times in his writings. We’ll discuss some of the possible reasons for that. We’ll review four principles in Jacob’s teachings that we can use to better manage anxiety. They include …
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In this episode we won’t talk about any specific readings from the Book of Mormon, but rather focus on an Easter message. We’ll talk about some of the events of Holy Week, including the stark contrast from the joy of Palm Sunday to the grief of Crucifixion Friday. We’ll review how, even though the ancient saints lingered in grief after the Savior’s…
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In this episode we’ll talk about 2 Nephi chapters 31 through 31. These are the last of Nephi’s writings in the Book of Mormon, and continue to demonstrate his commitment to personal accountability. We’ll talk about how long-term improvement requires consistent application of good interventions. It’s not enough to simply start a good process; we hav…
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In this episode we’ll talk about 2 Nephi chapters 26 through 30. Nephi provides his own prophesy of the future of his people and of saints in the latter days. We’ll talk about how Nephi is a good example of being accountable for his circumstance, no matter how difficult it was. We’ll review how Satan wants us to avoid accountability, knowing this w…
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In this episode we’ll talk about 2 Nephi chapters 20 through 25. These are the conclusion of the Isaiah chapters in Nephi’s personal record. We’ll talk about the message of hope that is found throughout the writings of Isaiah. We’ll discuss how hope can help manage mental health issues, by helping us look forward towards better days, even when thin…
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In this episode we’ll talk about 2 Nephi chapters 11 through 19. These are the first of the Isaiah chapters in Nephi’s personal record. We’ll talk about how important these writings were to Nephi, and how they provided him with peace and assurance during times of trial. We’ll review the concept of aligning our beliefs with truth, particularly as it…
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In this episode we’ll talk about 2 Nephi chapters six through ten. This is the first time we hear the words of the prophet Jacob. We’d been introduced to him earlier, but now we start to get some insight into his character and challenges. It would appear that Jacob suffered from chronic anxiety. We’ll talk about how he handled his anxiety issues. W…
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In this episode we’ll talk about 2 Nephi chapters three through five. These chapters contain what is often referred to as the Psalm of Nephi, which we’ll spend most of our time discussing. We’ll talk about how Nephi was having emotional struggles after the death of his father. His struggles caused him to doubt his abilities and his purpose. Yet aft…
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In this episode we'll talk about 2 Nephi chapters one and two. We’ll start with Lehi’s counsel to his wayward sons, Laman and Lemuel. We’ll review how he encouraged them to think about the good things the Lord had done for them, in order to strengthen their faith. Then we’ll talk about a recent and very personal story from my life, where my wife ha…
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In this episode we'll talk about 1 Nephi chapters sixteen through twenty-two. These chapters have some amazing stories about the journey of Lehi’s family across the desert and the ocean. There was a consistent theme throughout the chapters. Many times there was a challenge presented and then a solution provided. We’ll talk about how the Lord is eag…
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In this episode we'll talk about 1 Nephi chapters eleven through fifteen. We’ll review how Nephi was confused about some of the elements of his father’s dream, and then sought divine help, receiving great knowledge as a result. We’ll contrast his approach with that of Laman and Lemuel, who sought no help, and therefore remained frustrated. We’ll di…
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In this episode we'll talk about 1 Nephi chapters six through ten. We’ll review the account of Nephi and his brethren returning to Jerusalem to retrieve Ishmael’s family, and the challenges that they faced. We’ll talk about the importance and power of forgiveness, especially as we seek for greater personal peace. We’ll discuss how the Lord, being a…
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In this episode we'll talk about 1 Nephi chapters one through five. We’ll discuss some of the history of the translation of the Book of Mormon. We’ll review the very first verse of 1 Nephi and how this reflects important principles for emotional development. We’ll talk about the value of trials and how they do not detract from the blessings the Lor…
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Welcome to 2024 and the beginning of our study of the Book of Mormon! I’m particularly excited for this course of study. In this episode, we’ll review some truths found in the introductory pages of the Book of Mormon. We’ll talk about Joseph Smith’s experience with the angel Moroni. The pattern of Moroni coming to Joseph multiple times and repeatin…
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In this episode we'll talk about the final chapters of the Book of Revelation; chapters 15-22. We’ll talk about the strategy of looking for themes in scripture, which can sometimes help provide insight when symbolic writing is used. We’ll discuss the doctrine of hope and how this can help during times of difficulty. We’ll talk about the role of hop…
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In this episode we'll talk about chapters six through fourteen of the Book of Revelation. Although these writings are highly symbolic and can seem cryptic at times, if we prayerfully study, looking for answers to questions, we’ll receive insights. We’ll talk about some experiences by Sister Nelson and Elder Scott that help us better understand thes…
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In this episode we'll talk about chapters one through five of the Book of Revelation. This book was written by John the Beloved, the same John who was promised to never die until the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. We’ll talk about some of the simple truths found in these chapters. We’ll discuss the oft-taught principle that progress comes when we a…
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In this episode we'll talk about the Books of first, second, and third John, and also the book of Jude. John was one of the original apostles of Jesus, as in “Peter, James, and John,” and Jude was a half-brother to Jesus Christ, one of Mary and Joseph’s literal children. We’ll talk about the problem of “doctrinal drift,” which is one of the main re…
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In this episode we'll talk about the Book of James. James was an apostle of Jesus Christ, but after the Savior’s mortal ministry had concluded. Christian scholars also believe that he was the half-brother of Jesus, being one of the mortal children of Joseph and Mary. James provides many bits of sound counsel we can use to improve our mental and emo…
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In this episode we'll talk about the Book of James. James was an apostle of Jesus Christ, but after the Savior’s mortal ministry had concluded. Christian scholars also believe that he was the half-brother of Jesus, being one of the mortal children of Joseph and Mary. James provides many bits of sound counsel we can use to improve our mental and emo…
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In this episode we'll talk about Hebrews chapters seven through thirteen. I love these chapters because they teach powerful lessons about how to endure trials. We'll talk about the basic doctrine that trials are an important part of life. In Hebrews 11, Paul reviews many of the trials faced by faithful persons. He teaches how we can learn from thei…
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In this episode we'll talk about Hebrews chapters one through six. The Book of Hebrews was written to Jews who had converted to Christianity, but had started to fall back into old patterns of unbelief. We'll talk about how these chapters testify powerfully of the Savior and His Atonement, including His ability to truly understand all of our difficu…
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In this episode we'll talk about the Books of 1st and 2nd Timothy, Titus, and Philemon. These books of scriptures are personal letters written by Paul to former missionary companions and other associates. We'll talk about how understanding truth is critical as we strive to change our lives for the better. We'll review how contemporary times are fil…
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In this episode we'll talk about the Books of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians. The Thessalonian saints were among the first European converts, which means they had to blaze the trail and do things very differently than others. We'll talk about how mental health issues sometimes come from long-standing patterns of behavior, or even having learned or inher…
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In this episode we'll talk about the Books of Philippians and Colossians. These epistles were written while Paul was imprisoned in Rome. I've always found that inspiring, that he was thinking about others even in the midst of his own distress. There were several principles taught in these writings which emphasize the role of self-compassion in our …
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In this episode we'll talk about the Book of Ephesians. Different than some of Paul's other writings, the Book of Ephesians seems to be a little more general in nature. The concepts within apply to all followers of Jesus Christ. We'll talk about Paul's discussion of the armor of God and how it can protect us against temptation. We'll review how we …
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In this episode we'll talk about the Book of Galatians. Many of the ancient Galatians were Jews who had become converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ. However, in time they started to revert to their old ways, believing that Law of Moses traditions and practices were necessary for salvation. Paul helps correct their misunderstandings in this epist…
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In this episode we'll talk about 2 Corinthians 8-13. We'll begin by talking about how there were groups of impoverished saints at that time, and Paul encouraged those who could to help as needed. Paul taught them to not only have good thoughts towards others, but to follow those thoughts with action. Sometimes, in our journey for emotional and spir…
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In this episode we'll talk about 2 Corinthians 1-7. I find it comforting that the ancient saints struggled with many of the same problems that we do today. Sometimes we long for the "good ol' days" but it's clear that every generation has it's problems. Paul talks about the importance of seeing challenges differently. We'll discuss how flexible thi…
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In this episode we'll talk about 1 Corinthians 14-16. We'll review two main topics, related to changes we can make in our lives. The first topic has to do with finding personal peace. The Savior promises us peace "not as the world gives." We'll discuss what that means, and what we can do in our lives to increase those divine feelings of personal pe…
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In this episode we'll talk about 1 Corinthians 8-13. We'll talk about one of the promises made regarding our ability to withstand temptations, including the idea that we will always be provided with a way to escape any temptation that comes our way. However, this will definitely require action on our part. This concept also applies to emotional and…
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In this episode we'll talk about 1 Corinthians 1-7. The two books of Corinthians were letters written by Paul to the saints in the ancient city of Corinth, which was in Greece. They contain counsel that was very pertinent to the saints at that time. We'll talk about the importance of receiving revelation and being close to the Spirit. Knowing what …
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Welcome to Come, Follow Me: Mental Health Insights with Dr. David Morgan! I'm grateful that you've taken the time to listen. Each week we'll study from the weekly Come, Follow Me reading assignment and discuss principles that relate to improving our mental and emotional health. Also, each week I provide an invitation to act, where I guide you throu…
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In this episode we'll talk about Romans 7-16. We'll review three separate concepts. First, we'll talk about the importance of relying on living prophets and church leaders when we are trying to learn more about passages in ancient scripture that are difficult to understand. Second, we'll review how hope and peace can increase as we better understan…
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In this episode we'll talk about Romans 1-6. This is the first of the New Testament epistles, or letters, written by leaders of the church to local church members. Paul writes many of these letters and they comprise most of the remaining books in the New Testament. One of the themes in this week’s reading is that of hope. When people have anxiety a…
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In this episode we'll talk about Acts 22-28. We continue with the missionary travels of Paul and the difficulties he experienced during this time. We'll talk about the concept that trials are not always the result of negative behavior. Sometimes trials are there to help us learn to become more like the Savior. We'll discuss the value of trials, reg…
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In this episode we'll talk about Acts 16-21. After Peter received instruction that the gospel was to be preached to both Jew and Gentile, a massive missionary effort began within the ancient church. Paul, formerly Saul, and his associates were some of those first Christian missionaries. We'll talk about the many trials and difficulties and Paul and…
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In this episode we'll talk about Acts 10-15. We'll review the theme of change and how learning to accept change is a critical piece of our spiritual and emotional development. We'll talk about the account of Cornelius, a gentile, who received a vision to seek out Peter. Peter has a vision of unclean beasts that he eventually understands is heavenly…
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In this episode we'll talk about Acts 6-9. We'll focus on the story of Saul. Saul was a hater and persecutor of believers of Jesus Christ, causing damage and destruction to the church as a whole and to individual lives of members. Eventually he is visited by Jesus Christ who rebukes him and commands him to repent. Saul heeds the call and is eventua…
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In this episode we'll talk about Acts 1-5. We'll review the account of Ananias and Sapphira in chapter five. Their story is a cautionary tale about many things, including doing good things for the best reasons. We'll discuss how our motivation is important when we are striving to walk the covenant path. Although doing good things is commendable, we…
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In this episode we'll talk about Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, and John 20-21. We'll talk about the Savior’s resurrection and appearance to many. We’ll review the story of the apostle Thomas, who did not believe the testimony of his cohorts that Jesus had risen. We’ll talk about the importance of faith, the need to move forward despite having immed…
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In this episode we'll talk about Matthew 27, Mark 15, Luke 23, and John 19. We'll talk about the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. We’ll review the account of Pilate and how his best instincts were to release Jesus without punishment. But as he was influenced by the voice of the people, he delivered the Savior to His death. We’ll talk about th…
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In this episode we'll talk about Luke 22 and John 18. We'll talk about the ordinance of the sacrament and what makes it unique from other gospel ordinances. We'll discuss the idea of being "willing" to do something and how that impacts the process of change. We'll further address how being willing to change is a necessary element in making mental h…
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In this episode we'll talk about John 14-17. We'll review how the gospel of John is often different than the other three gospels, focusing on unique events and providing deep insights for our spiritual and emotional development. We'll talk about the Savior's counsel during the Last Supper for his apostles to fear not and to have comfort. In the Sav…
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In this episode we'll talk about Matthew 26, Mark 14, and John 13. We'll talk about some of the events in the Last Supper and how Jesus revealed that one of his closest associates would betray Him. We’ll discuss the importance of the question, “Lord, is it I?” and how answering this question honestly can help us improve in our spiritual and emotion…
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In this episode we'll talk about Joseph Smith Matthew 1, Matthew 24-25, Mark 12-13, and Luke 21. We'll talk briefly about the Second Coming prophecies and how we need to heed the Lord's counsel to "fear not" and to take things a day at a time. We'll review the parable of the talents and the Savior's observation of the widow at the treasury. Both of…
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In this episode we'll talk about Matthew 21-23, Mark 11, Luke 19-20, and John 12. We'll discuss how these readings contain multiple examples of the importance of doing and not just believing only. We'll review the account of Zacchæus, a publican and Jew, who went to extra efforts to see the Savior. His effort was rewarded by the Lord. We'll discuss…
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In this episode we'll talk about Matthew 19-20, Mark 10, and Luke 18. We'll talk about two accounts from these readings. First, we'll review the story of the blind men who sought healing from the Savior. We'll discuss how even though they were discouraged by others to continue their quest, they persisted. We'll talk about the principle of tenacity,…
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In this episode we'll talk about Luke 12-17 and John 11. We'll review three separate principles. First, we'll talk about the importance of personal responsibility in our spiritual and emotional development. The Lord will rarely do for us what we can do for our ourselves, because He wants us to learn to exercise our agency in righteousness. Second, …
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