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My Personal Approach to Scripture Study

One of the readers of this blog has inquired of me how I approach my scripture studies. I offered the following as a response.
This is what works for me. Let me emphasize the "for me" part. Right now, I do all my studying online, using the online version of the scriptures. I take at least a half hour every day. I alternate days between English and Spanish (my mission language). Then I'll take notes once I've felt that I've learned what the Lord would show me for the day, some times it takes more than one day (this is why I don't have any entry for every day).

I have a tendency to jump to conclusions, but as I open and close every study with prayer, I do well to try to keep myself like a blank slate ready for the Lord to write on it. There is a rare occasion where I'll completely deviate from the sequential order of study, because I feel that's where I should be for the day.

Elder Maxwell once said that faith has a short shelf life. I think he was talking about the need for a daily communion with God through scriptures and prayer. This is how it works for me.


  1. Thank you for sharing. I was curious how you go about your study!

    I enjoy your blog.

  2. Thank you for the note of appreciation, Jana.

    Warm Regards,


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