Perspective

Challenging some peculiar ideas about peculiar people

Feb 3, 2012
6 min read

What is most peculiar to me is how we each have our own peculiar understanding of what the word peculiar means? Are you one of those who thinks peculiar means ‘odd’ or ‘weird’? Think again.

Moderation in all things: a useless phrase

Jan 23, 2012
5 min read

Chances are, you have been guilty of using this phrase; I know that I have in the past. Since the phrase has never felt quite right to me, I figured I’d better do a little research and see if I can find out what the deal is.

The Justified Slaying of Laban

Jan 8, 2012
11 min read

Was Nephi justified in beheading Laban? On the surface it seems that Nephi did something terrible, but in context of the crimes Laban had committed and the Law of Moses, we will see that justice was in fact done.

Sustaining the servants of the Lord

Jan 3, 2012
8 min read

What does it mean to “sustain” another? Most often we think of sustaining in terms of indicating our approval of an individual by an uplifted hand.

Persuasion vs. Force

Dec 4, 2011
16 min read

Too often lawmakers resort to the force of law rather than the power of persuasion to solve a problem in society. In this brilliant essay, Mark and Jo Ann Skousen proclaim a better way…

Restoring the pentagram to its proper place

Nov 21, 2011
5 min read

Most people today associate the pentagram with evil, but why? The truth may cause you to see this ancient symbol in a totally new light.

Want to change a bad habit? Simply keep track of it!

Nov 19, 2011
3 min read

Simple principles from Mitchell Colver on how to alter your habits by keeping track of them.

Discovering sacred teachings in LDS Chapel architecture

Nov 14, 2011
9 min read

Is there an amazing host of rich symbolism contained in the architecture of LDS chapels? I’ve put together some information that suggests that there is more than meets the eye; you might never look at you local chapel the same way again.

A fresh take on the Word of Wisdom

Oct 5, 2011
39 min read

Are we really living the Word of Wisdom as instructed? Have we been deceived by the evils and designs of the conspiring men we were warned about in these, the last days? It’s time for a fresh look on some wise words.

Was 9/11 our Mormon 3:10?

Sep 11, 2011
23 min read

The wickedness of the Nephites proved their destruction, that we know. Part of this wickedness was a dramatic shift in their policy of war, a policy that we have adopted here in our day.

60 Great quotes on war

Sep 7, 2011
6 min read

Here are 60 great quotes on war that are prophetically relevant to our current day and age.

The Everlasting and Eternal God

Jul 31, 2011
18 min read

Do we really understand what the scriptures say about the nature of God? Did Joseph Smith’s teachings of God contradict the Book of Mormon, the very book he said he translated by the gift and power of God?

Thoughts on the Necessity of Moral Absolutes

Jul 11, 2011
8 min read

I read a quote from a commenter on YouTube that got me thinking about moral absolutes and if they are necessary or not.

Jacob’s usage of the word “adieu” in the Book of Mormon

Jun 19, 2011
7 min read

I have often heard critics of the Book of Mormon make a big stink over the word “adieu” in the Book of Mormon. Was a huge error found in the Book of Mormon or are a lot of people making a mountain out of, well, thin air.

Thoughts on the Origins of the Universe, God and our Existence

Jun 5, 2011
12 min read

I often find myself pondering the order and organization in the cosmos and in the microscopic world. Some see coincidence, some see a divine hand; here is just another person’s perspective.

Do Latter-day Saints Need a Symbol?

Jun 1, 2011
3 min read

I came across an interesting paragraph on the blog “Dave’s Mormon Inquiry” about symbols, the meanings that are attached to them and if Latter-day Saints should have a symbol representative of their faith.

Video: My Heavenly Father Loves Me

May 20, 2011
0 min read

I love this song and especially this particular rendition. @davidkat99 has produced a great video that pulls it all together. Just kick back, watch, listen and remember the simple truths that make existence possible.