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Prove me

Feb 15, 2021
2 min read

We talked about the Lord’s challenge in Malachi 3:10 to “prove me now herewith” in our church lesson today. Some old thoughts connected with some new ones so I thought I’d write up a post about it. The Hebrew word used…

God isn’t looking for track stars

Feb 7, 2021
3 min read

What did it mean when the Lord told Oliver to not run faster than his strength and means provided? What does that mean for us and is there a deeper message?

Do not attempt

Feb 4, 2021
3 min read

The public is warned to not attempt jumping a buggy on the moon in an Allstate ad, but there are no warnings under scenes of sex and violence in the media. The mask slips a little, but are we willing to stop our ears and shut our eyes to their “entertainment”?

Let earth and hell combine against you

Feb 2, 2021
1 min read

With all the craziness in the world lately, both real and manufactured, I wasn’t sure how I felt about both letting earth and hell combine against me any more than they already are. But then Jesus made a great point…

On letting that light shine…

Jan 31, 2021
0 min read

Today at church, a young sister who will be departing on her mission soon said something close to the following: Letting your light shine will draw far more people to you than it will repel. I thought that was a…

The image of his own god

Jan 24, 2021
1 min read

Idolatry isn’t just about little statues, at the core, it is a tiny and distorted view of who God really is.

God’s Intentionally Incomplete Instructions

Dec 13, 2020
3 min read

If the brother of Jared followed God’s instructions without question, he and his people may have likely suffocated in the dark shortly into their journey in air-tight barges. The brother of Jared’s sincere questioning opened up solutions and led to…

“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
5 min read

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
1 min read

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
2 min read

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
1 min read

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
3 min read

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.

There is a Curse Upon This Land

Aug 5, 2020
1 min read

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
4 min read

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
2 min read

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
4 min read

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…

Blessed in Chaos

May 24, 2020
3 min read

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
2 min read

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…