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…

Interpreting Symbols and Creating Your Own Meanings

Apr 8, 2020
9 min read

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
1 min read

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
2 min read

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.

“Yea, TODAY, if ye will hear his voice…”

Mar 20, 2020
2 min read

These words from Jacob are intense and sobering. And the day that he shall set his hand again the second time to recover his people, is the day, yea, even the last time, that the servants of the Lord shall…

Pixar takes on the afterlife and the premortal life?

Mar 19, 2020
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A trailer for a new movie called “Soul” dropped recently about a movie where the main character goes to a “spirit world” awaiting the “great beyond” and accidentally wanders into an area that isn’t heaven but is a kind of…

Micro, Meso, Macro in Scripture Study

Mar 19, 2020
2 min read

One of the things that I enjoy most about God is how he works in patterns; everything is ultimately connected and part of one eternal round. You have the macrocosmos, the universe and everything within it and then the microcosmos…

Were Jacob’s People Engaged in Human Trafficking?

Mar 18, 2020
3 min read

This is just a theory but if there is something to it, then it is another example of how important the Book of Mormon is for our day. Traditionally, it seems that we interpret the situation among Jacob’s people as…

He Didn’t Know Until Hours Before

Mar 14, 2020
4 min read

In the day of Nephi, son of Helaman, many had given up on the prophecy of Samuel the Lamanite coming to pass. His prophecy said that in 5 years the sign of the Messiah’s birth would be given. I’m sure…

Jacob’s Sermon Condemns Having Many Wives and Concubines

Mar 12, 2020
11 min read

I know that some of what I have to say here is controversial. I’m not an authority on anything except my own opinions. This is a massive topic and I do not address all of the views and perspectives. This…

Public Attendance at General Conference Cancelled due to Virus Concerns

Mar 11, 2020
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In a recent news story, the Church announced that they are canceling public attendance at the Conference Center in Salt Lake for this upcoming General Conference. There are also restrictions at the MTC and other large gatherings like stake and…

Vlog #2 – 2 Nephi 31 – The Doctrine of the Father, Son, & Holy Ghost

Mar 8, 2020
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Vlog #1 – Where Can I Turn For Peace?

Mar 2, 2020
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Well, here goes nothing, going to try to do a vlog post for something different. I feel compelled to write a little more here below but then that kind of defeats the purpose of having a video.

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen’s Essay on Tolerance

Feb 29, 2020
11 min read

Source: Fulton J. Sheen, Old Errors and New Labels (New York, NY: The Century Company, 1931) America, it is said, is suffering from intolerance. It is not. It is suffering from tolerance: tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil,…

A little…

Feb 29, 2020
2 min read

For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an…

Q: Why bother having the gold plates if Joseph Smith didn’t even look at them to translate?

Feb 28, 2020
3 min read

This question or a form of it has come to my attention many times. People usually wonder about this when they learn that witnesses described Joseph translating by using the Interpreters or seer stone in a hat which was used…

Downloadable PDF Presentation About How to Create Your Own Small Plates

Feb 19, 2020
0 min read

I created this for our first Activity Days class. It was a bunch of 7 to 8-year-old rowdy boys and I realized all too late that I had over-prepared. Feel free to use it for your own study or any…