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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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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The Battle

The Battle

The battle we are all called upon to fight is not external.  Some people spend their time stirring people up to alarm them about carnal security.  They are trying to sell something.  There are fortunes being made by proponents of fear.  But the audience for such things are only being distracted from a much greater, more immediate battle.  Until
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Updates on Writing

Updates on Writing

We’re close to getting the blog-book done.  Should go to the printer this week.  Then it’s up to them to get the process completed.  It now has a title: Removing the Condemnation.  It’s about 540 pages in length; without a word index.  The blog will remain up and you can use it as a word index.
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Religion in Rome

Religion in Rome

The following is taken from Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome’s Greatest Politician, by Anthony Everitt: “Religion was not so much a set of personal beliefs as precisely laid-down ways of living in harmony with the expectations of the gods. In fact, by the end of the Republic educated men believed less in the
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