“When do I get a phone?”

Nov 17, 2020
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I came across this journal entry that featured a conversation I had with daughter 1 of 4 when she was 8 years old: Daughter: When do I get a phone, some of my friends have phones? Me: It’s not just…

Jesus is your friend and your enemy

Nov 15, 2020
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Jesus spoke of two great commandments and the focus of my recent thoughts was the second commandment which is like unto the first: love thy neighbor as yourself. (Matt 24:39) One of Jesus’ most powerful teachings was of the king who…

Publish peace

Nov 2, 2020
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I woke up this morning and there was a bright beam of sunlight peeking between the curtains.  The first thought to come to my mind the words “Glory to God in the highest” like the hymn. I offered my thanks to…

700th Post!

Nov 1, 2020
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Wow, time got away from me; it’s been a while since my last post, but here I am at post number 700. I thought about doing something amazing for my 700th post so I waited a bit for some inspiration…

Did David Kill Goliath With a Staff Sling?

Sep 11, 2020
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A friend of mine shared a video of a guy being super accurate with a sling which shows how accurate people can be with such a weapon. Then I came across a related video where some guys do some experiments…

Trouble and Passions, Alma 38

Aug 14, 2020
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When our identity is framed first and foremost as a child of God, and his doctrine and principles become our foundation, we then invoke the principle of sacrifice to bridle our passions so that they are within God’s bounds.

The Power of Covenants and Lack of Temple Access

Aug 6, 2020
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Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles makes an essential point that we should always remember but is particularly important considering our current conditions. Although our access to the temple right now is limited, it doesn’t…

There is a Curse Upon This Land

Aug 5, 2020
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There is a lot of evil in this world from low to high places and it is enough to cause great concern for many. However, the only ones that should fear are those workers of darkness who refuse to change…

Patterns of 4 in Alma’s sermon to the Zoramites (Alma 32-33)

Jul 23, 2020
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In a Come Follow Me study session with my family, we pointed out the four aspects of what planting the word/seed would do and how the first letter of each aspect formed the word S-E-E-D. Most people are aware of…

Avoiding Accumulating Scales of Darkness Over Our Eyes

Jul 7, 2020
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Nephi prophesies that the seed of his people will one day become a pure and delightsome people “and their scales of darkness shall begin to fall from their eyes;” (2 Nephi 30:6) One definition for scale in the The Webster’s 1828 Dictionary…

Combating Cancel Culture

Jul 1, 2020
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More and more, tech companies are actively censoring and canceling people because of their opinions and beliefs. The most important right of a free people, their freedom to speak and express themselves is being attacked. Now, these tech companies have…

Ravening Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

Jun 24, 2020
14 min read

Above is a window at the London School of Economics, it was commissioned by Bernard Shaw in 1910 in reference to the Fabian Society. This was an organization created in the 1800s to subvert the existing order and create a…

Elder Bednar Condemns the Government’s Dangerous Breaching of Religious Liberty

Jun 18, 2020
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The COVID-19 crisis has presented us with a unique opportunity to reaffirm and shore up religious freedom. We have witnessed the government’s swift, well-intentioned, but often dangerous breaching of the boundaries that protect the free exercise of religion. Do we…

Blessed in Chaos

May 24, 2020
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Mosiah chapter 26 is packed with a number of great things. It all begins when the younger generation becomes rebellious and refuses to join the church. The dissensions grow, and it becomes a big problem, something the church had never…

Marriage: That the Earth Might Answer the End of its Creation

Apr 27, 2020
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This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Genesis 2:23-24 If a husband and wife become one flesh…

Interpreting Symbols and Creating Your Own Meanings

Apr 8, 2020
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The following image was sent to me by a oneClimbs reader. The request was to help interpret the symbols on her ward meetinghouse steeple. I decided to reply to her in the form of a full post since the information…

A Professional Logo Designer’s Analysis of The Church’s New Symbol

Apr 5, 2020
4 min read

Ok, all joking aside, I was really intrigued by this new “symbol” or logo that was introduced at the Saturday evening session of General Conference. I can see why they did this though. The Moroni statue has become the de…

Home Church: March 29, 2020

Mar 29, 2020
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We started with a family prayer circle. There are a couple of variations that we do but our favorite is to join hands in a circle. Someone starts the prayer and when they are finished they squeeze the hand of…

Enos is how old?

Mar 26, 2020
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Near the close of Enos’ record he states: And it came to pass that I began to be old, and an hundred and seventy and nine years had passed away from the time that our father Lehi left Jerusalem. Enos 1:25 He…

Vlog #3 – Outward Performances and Inward Transformation

Mar 24, 2020
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Wrapping up Jacob 7 with understanding scriptures, the doctrine of Christ, hope, anointing our efforts, and inward transformation. *Sorry for the background noise, there are new houses being built nearby and there is a lot of heavy equipment around.