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Were We Foreordained in Our Premortal Life? A Look into How God's Time and Calls Work

by Brent L. Top, adapted from "The Life Before" | August 30, 2018 | Makes You Think

Everyone who believes in God at all believes that He knows what you and I are going to do tomorrow. But if ...

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3 Crucial Ways to Prepare Spiritually for the Second Coming

by Brent L. Top, excerpted from "Watch and Be Ready: Preparing Spiritually for the Second Coming of Christ" | August 3, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Despite apostolic warnings and repeated admonishments to avoid becoming caught up with Second Coming sensat...

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What People Who Have Visited the Spirit World Wish You Knew

by Brent L. Top, adapted from "What's on the Other Side?" | June 5, 2018 | Makes You Think

One of the most important lessons learned by those people who have glimpsed beyond the veil of death is wha...

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What Does It Really Mean to Speak Lightly of Sacred Things

by Brent L. Top, adapted from "Becoming More Christlike" | May 28, 2018 | Makes You Think

Many years ago when my children were small, my wife prevailed upon me to “be a good father” and buy a swing...

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How We Can Feel Loved Ones on the Other Side of the Veil + the Angels Who Surround Us

by Brent L. Top, excerpted from "What's on the Other Side?" | April 21, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

This is the first in a two-part series excerpted from Brent L. Top's book, What's on the Other Side.  ...

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What the Spirit World Will Be Like (+ Uplifting Messages for Parents Who've Lost Children)

by Brent L. Top, excerpted from "What's on the Other Side?" | April 14, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

This is the first in a two-part series excerpted from Brent L. Top's book, What's on the Other Side. We oft...

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When We Try to One-Up the Lord's Standards: Culture vs. Commandments

by Brent L. Top and Wendy C. Top, Adapted from "Finding Inner Peace: Lessons Learned from Trying too Hard" | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Sometimes in an attempt to prove our faithfulness to the gospel, Mormons create standards that require even...

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9 Things You Have Forgotten About Your Premortal Life

by Brent L. Top | Makes You Think

In virtually all of us, there is some sort of innate yearning to know what was before this life and how it ...

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Where Is the Spirit World and How Can We Feel Those on the Other Side?

by Brent L. Top, excerpted from "Beyond Death's Door" | Makes You Think Mormon Life

The following is an excerpt from Brent L. Top's  Beyond Death's Door: Understanding Near-Death Experie...

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11 Insights Into Life Before & After Our Mortal Existence

by Brent L. Top | Makes You Think Mormon Life

All illustrations courtesy of Alex Nabaum Latter-day Saints know that we lived before we came to earth and ...