a little leaven

a little leaven

Sometimes it is the thinnest of threads which keeps a people from judgment.  A “little leaven” or a “little salt” can save a whole lump.  The want of “five righteous” has and can destroy a whole city.  When you consider so thin a thread as that, you must surely realize there are no private sins.  Each
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Christ’s victory

Christ’s victory

Christ’s great victory was won by this simple formula:  “He suffered temptations but gave no heed unto them.”  (D&C 20: 22.)

Ordinances

Ordinances

Oddly, ordinances were intended to communicate an inner message of redemption and holiness.  Instead, they get looked upon as credentials.  They aren’t.  Possession of ordinances without inner holiness is meaningless.  On the other hand, D&C 137 shows that possession of inner holiness, while lacking the ordinances, will not be an impediment.  (We can send anyone
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All things bear tesimony

All things bear tesimony

In reflecting back on John Pratt’s recent article on Venus and its tie to the Lord’s life, I have concluded that the phrase “under the earth” as used in Moses 6: 63 is referring to the cycles of the “wandering stars” or planets.  It does not refer to the subterranean composition of the earth’s mantle.  
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Baseball Season

Baseball Season

High School baseball begins today.  Hope it doesn’t snow.

Reincarnation

Reincarnation

Yesterday at lunch I heard a great line from the Maharaja:  “Reincarnation is only for the ignorant.”  Made me laugh.

Reincarnation

Reincarnation

Yesterday at lunch I heard a great line from the Maharaja:  “Reincarnation is only for the ignorant.”  Made me laugh.

Equinox

Equinox

The Vernal Equinox is Saturday, March 20th.  It is that moment that arrives every year where everything is in balance, light and dark are balanced and nature everywhere from pole to pole is showered equally with the light and life of heaven.  It occurs twice a year, and not again until the Autumnal Equinox in
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Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

The name of the policy which eliminates a large population of desirous young men from serving a mission was really unfortunate.  “Raising The Bar” implies that these young men do not measure up. Repentant young men who have been involved with serious sexual transgressions during their teens are by and large denied the opportunity to
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Nadab and Abihu

Nadab and Abihu

I was asked about the relationship between Nadab and Abihu’s death and the Day of Atonement ceremony.  I responded as follows: Remember that these two saw the Lord in sacred space (on top of Sinai with Moses) earlier in their lives. (Exo. 24: 9-11)   Despite their earlier audience with the Lord, they were not authorized
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