We Ought To Remember

General Musings

Today is a day of mourning for those who loved Joseph and Hyrum. Few men in all the earth's history equal them in spiritual stature and perseverance. On June 27th, 1844 their lives were savagely taken. We ought to remember.

Of Trash and Dirt Bikes

General Musings

This post is a personal experience. Perhaps the lesson is obvious. Perhaps not. All I know is that I'm not feeling particularly spunky this morning.

Kid Music

General Musings

The sound of children playing, is called kid music. It is a music of the pure joy of life, with trustful abandon, and much laughter. It brings hope to the soul to hear gleeful children at play. 

Stupidity Virus

General Musings

In the fall-winter months in the U.S., tens of thousands of people die as a result of contracting one or another strain of the regular-old-every-day-flu-bug. A national crisis? Nope. We, affectionately, call it "The Flu Season." 

What Do You Do With Michael?

General Musings

My profound apologies for the gap in posts over the past year or so. Lots going on in our business, (we've retired), and a new career for Michael, (Photography). I have several essay projects nearly ready to go so you'll see more here shortly. Hold on to your hats, his one's a doozy!

Are You An Individual Or An LDS Avatar?

General Musings

"There’s a damnable shortage of gratitude in the modern academy. And that’s based on a naiveté or a resentment and a willful blindness to the reality of history that’s so deep that it’s almost incomprehensible." So declared Jordan Peterson in an interview by Dennis Prager. Lots to think about...

Monday Wars

General Musings

Here's a thought for the Monday morning preceding Memorial Day. (Wow! An actual post! Yeah, well, I've been busy with a new career and winding down our business of 20 years. More on all that later. My apologies for the gap in posts. I'll do better.)

Authority and Choices

General Musings

Much discussion can be found regarding the current status of "authority" in the modern LDS institution. Some say this and others that; each making a case for their stand, making related decisions very difficult for those not studied in either scripture or church history. My task here is to simplify and clarify.

Think vs Feel

General Musings

A dear friend of mine is learning about the sacrifices necessary to follow the Lord and the truths of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is learning about the conflict between those whose eyes are opened, who follow Christ and Him only, and are becoming more like rational and intelligent beings, and those who, instead, have become emotionally dependent on the mother ship.

Removing The Condemnation

General Musings

A variety of Joseph Smith, Jr. references from the book Removing the Condemnation by Denver Snuffer. This valuable work was compiled by my good friend Kjell Larson.

Rational and Intelligent Beings

General Musings

(With MP3) The Third Lecture on Faith asserts an important prerequisite principle we often miss but which is essential to the process of gaining faith.

The Question, Part 4

General Musings

This is the fourth of a 4-part series. In our analysis, we don’t have to have a set of blueprints of the Nauvoo temple. We don’t have to understand all the details of the plans by which we can judge whether or not the Nauvoo saints finished it. All we have to do is observe which of the two sets of promises the Lord fulfilled.


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