The Christmas story, as related in Matthew and Luke, is familiar and beloved. And for years I've been touched by the third birth narrative that the Book of Mormon offers, as Nephi sees the birth of Christ in vision. The startling moment where Nephi grasps the whole meaning of his father's vision by seeing Mary with Jesus in her arms is one of my favorite moments in scripture. Mary bearing Jesus is the love of God. Jesus is the love of God incarnate. And his birth in a stabl
We are half way into the summer, and even though I am working on the New Testament book, I still find it hard to take that few minutes for personal scripture reading that sets the right tone for the day. So here are a few simple suggestions for adding the scriptures to the daily ritual: 1. Use the car! Make an agreement that you will listen to one chapter in the car each day. 2. Use technology! Have Alexa read a chapter of scripture to you while you do chores. 3.