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National Day of Prayer 2021

May 6, 2021
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Today is the National Day of Prayer and I can’t think of a better time to collectively unite our minds with God’s for the betterment of ourselves, our neighbors, our nations, and the looking forward to the fulfillment of his…

Our fourfold responsibilities as church members

Apr 23, 2021
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“Each of us has a fourfold responsibility. First, we have a responsibility to our families. Second, we have a responsibility to our employers. Third, we have a responsibility to the Lord’s work. Fourth, we have a responsibility to ourselves.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

Signs of the times: False prophets, offendedness, and hatred

Apr 20, 2021
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Jesus was asked about what the sign of his coming would be and his answer prophesied the climate that we see before us today where offense, betrayal, and hatred abound as pushed by false prophets.

Life’s Tragedy, Eternity’s Joy

Apr 9, 2021
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Life’s Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late. – Benjamin Franklin Wisdom earned too late for life, becomes Eternity’s joy.

Evolution of the Alphabet

Mar 30, 2021
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Our modern Latin script that makes up our alphabet has its roots in a very ancient Proto-Sinaitic script. I have another post that has a link to this script, potential temple symbolism, and ancient North American Southwest petroglyphs: link Credit…

Repentance: the Renewal of the Mind

Mar 28, 2021
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The word repentance may stir a variety of thoughts and feelings within our minds; fear or relief, perhaps terror or joy. It is all about learning to see differently and receiving a change of mind.

The order of the church in D&C 20 and the Book of Mormon

Mar 11, 2021
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Just a casual observation, nothing mind-blowing, but as I read through D&C 20 I was enjoying how much the order of the early church took from the Book of Mormon and especially the book of Moroni. Behold, elders, priests, and…

Prove me

Feb 15, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.