Mesa Fellowship Christmas Program

General Musings

On Sunday morning, December 20, 2020, the Mesa Fellowship met to celebrate our Savior's birth in music and narration. The following is my review and a link to the program video. The video is about 25 minutes long. I edited all but one verse of the carols we all sang. With the exception of a couple of bloopers, everything else is there. Enjoy!

On Singing Carols at Christmas

General Musings

With apologies to Elijah and 1st Kings 19. I have always enjoyed Elijah's adventure in the mountains, and the cave, after the "priests of Baal" experience. Valuable lessons taught. I used one of them to pen this Christmas prose. Enjoy!

Proclamations and Lighthouses

General Musings

The modern LDS organization has a formidable legal team, and could have been heroic this past year. (This is a follow-up to a short essay I wrote in May titled, Stupidity Virus.)

Resistance to Evil, Part 2

General Musings

This is Part 2 and the final installment. Part 2 builds upon Part 1 which would be profitable to read first. Success in mortality requires us to walk with Christ and defeat evil. Mortality is messy and "...the miscreants have mis-identified a lighthouse, they thought was a mythical rowboat. The degree to which modern society underestimates God is, by orders of magnitude, astounding." Enjoy! 

Resistance To Evil

General Musings

My understanding of the last days time period, (since the Spring of 1820), includes an increasingly significant influence of evil. No surprise there. This is not a subject deserving of much dwelling, but the evils that relentlessly bombard us, demand at least, some attention. 

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.)


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