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Uncovering Truth from the Sands of Egypt | Meridian Magazine

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Prophet-writers of the Book of Moses, the Old Testament and the Qur’an made similar predictions for our day: truth would come forth from out of the earth.1 In addition to the coming of heavenly messengers from above to announce, reveal and bestow, the Last Days would also see the coming forth of Truth from the dust of the past. And, of course, even before the re-establishment of the church, the plates that gave us the Book of Mormon – the keystone of our religion – literally came forth from their hiding place in the earth. Later, the dusty tombs of Egypt would give us the Book of Abraham. Since then an abundance of other truths, revelatory and confirmatory, have also come forth for those who have eyes to see, and ears to hear. The list is now quite long. The Dead Sea scrolls, the Nag Hammadi texts, the Nahom altars and a multitude of other writings and inscriptions have emerged, confirming the existence of various persons, places and events. Together they have built a magnificent mos…

Broken Down on the Road to Zion

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There’s a lot of rumbling among the saints today. Buzzing about the role of women. Concern about polygamy. Fretting about various historical issues. Disquiet about the boundary between inclusion and exclusion. These are unsettled times. Yet there is nothing quite like a little historical excursion to put today’s challenges in perspective. Sylvester Smith battled Joseph all along the journey of Zion’s Camp. And the whole enterprise of marching out to claim Zion appeared ill-conceived when nothing came of it. Many Kirtland saints turned against Joseph when the bank failed and savings were lost. Many scratched their heads and searched their souls—and some quit their places—when Zion was not established. (Being driven from one Missouri county to another did not seem to fulfill the prophecies!) There are several ways of making sense of this recurring confusion. Maybe the wheels keep falling off because the whole thing is a badly designed human contraption. Or maybe the Good Ship Zion is p…

Hike Laie Falls Trail on Oahu Hawaii

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Here in Laie, we are blessed with mountains on one side of us and the huge ocean on the other. There is one trail that we enjoy hiking, because there is the reward of a beautiful waterfall at the end. In fact, the hike is called the Laie Falls Trail. People actually come from all over the island to hike this trail. On the way up you can enjoy the panoramic views when you look back over your shoulder. Once you get to the falls, there is a refreshing pool that is perfect to cool off in.

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Most Well-Known Songs of Hawaii

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There are a few Hawaiian songs that are known throughout the United
States and internationally. Living in Hawaii, I now know there are
hundreds more.


See if you can recognize the ones I am thinking of:







Most Well-Known Songs of Hawaii

Shore Fishing in Hawaii

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My husband and I recently inherited two fine fishing poles. We live on the North Shore on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. We often notice fishing poles stuck in the sand on the shore near the winding highway on our way to and from Honolulu. Some of these poles have bells on them to indicate that a sea creature is biting the line. Predictably, a fisherman or woman is nearby sitting on a lawn chair with a net and an awaiting cooler chest.

In summer and early fall, you can also see lines or circles of people a few yards off shore standing in waist deep water. They are fishing for small goatfish (oama) which can be eaten fried (bones and all). These small (7 inches or smaller) can also be used as bait for larger fish.


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