Elimination

Elimination

I was asked about elimination of penalties in the temple ceremonies. It made me think of the following:   There was a general unease about the use of penalties. The solution was to eliminate them. Perhaps if temple goers were instructed in the value and the significance of the penalties, they  would not have been
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About “Eternal Lives”

About “Eternal Lives”

There’s a buzz going about some blogs on the book titled “Teachings of the Doctrine of Eternal Lives.”  I was asked to put a note on my blog informing people that it can be obtained through Amazon.com or through Digitalegend.com at present in a printed form. Apparently the book may not be available for long. 
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Home Evening

Home Evening

We have Family Home Evening on Sunday night, because of all the activities our family has. Between softball, soccer, lacrosse, girl scouts, Young Women, school play, and gymnastics we don’t have an available evening other than Sunday. Today the sister Missionaries were visiting, and were included in the lesson and treat. One of the sisters
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My Kingdom

My Kingdom

I was asked an interesting question.  I thought the question and answer might be worth posting. Question:   “In 3 Nephi 28, the 9 disciples are promised that when they die they will go to “my Kingdom” meaning Christ’s.  However, the other 3 who tarry are promised to go to the “Kingdom of my Father.” Are
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Winning isn’t everything

Winning isn’t everything

KSL News did a news piece involving my daughter. Here is a link for anyone interested.  ksl.com – High 5: Coach teaches team that winning isn’t everything

Beloved

Beloved

The Lord inquired of John, who is called “Beloved:” “John, my beloved, what desirest thou? For if you shall ask what you will, it shall be granted unto you.” (D&C 7: 1.) This is what the Lord offers, at some point, to those who meet with Him as He confirms their exaltation. I’ve explained this
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Ten Parables

Ten Parables

My purpose in writing Ten Parables was to take an ancient literary form and use it to illustrate the path back to God. It was intended to replicate the underlying meaning of the temple endowment, but without employing theatrical presentations, signs, tokens or key words. Instead the process is portrayed through parables involving characters in the stories
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Book of Abraham

Book of Abraham

The last lesson I taught the Priests in my ward I went over the history of the Book of Abraham. There are a host of arguments made against Joseph Smith, his translation and the authenticity of the Book of Abraham which rely upon ignorance to persuade.   The Book of Abraham is one of the
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Zion is Not Yet

Zion is Not Yet

In response to a question I received earlier today about whether Zion presently exists in some form I responded:   “Zion has not begun in an organized city-form and could not do so at the moment. Some of what would be required to establish Zion may have been returned, but only in the most incipient form at
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Restoration and Apostasy

Restoration and Apostasy

There really is no static position in nature.  The full moon of two nights ago is now replaced by the waning gibbous immediately as the light begins to be lost.  Nor does the half-moon last longer than a single night, followed by the waning crescent. When the moon’s light is altogether stricken, the new moon
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