Many Mormons Inner Beliefs Mimic The Trinity Doctrine

This post is my personal favorite.  It is also a bit deep.  It is my best understanding to date and is the result of decades of study.  I feel joy and gratitude writing it up, but also feel very responsible to communicate it in wisdom, balance and truth.  This is possibly my magnum opus…because it took a lifetime of learning curves to even compose this. Continue reading Many Mormons Inner Beliefs Mimic The Trinity Doctrine

4th Sunday Lesson Helps ~ Sabbath Day #2

Here are some helps for our second 4th Sunday lesson on the Sabbath Day!

The instructions below assume you’ve read Sabbath Day ~ Paragraph 1.  If you find you would like even more detailed instructions on how to turn any one of these six Sabbath Day paragraphs into a full 45 min. class discussion, please see the instructions for Sabbath Day ~ Paragraph 1.

This is paragraph 2 from the 4th Sunday Lesson page at lds.org.

Jesus Christ is the Lord of the Sabbath.

Continue reading 4th Sunday Lesson Helps ~ Sabbath Day #2

Book Of Mormon And The Seer Stone

The Book of Mormon is this fantastic volume of text, which inflates my soul EVERY SINGLE TIME I pick it back up and read it.

Did you know Joseph Smith translated it in 65 days (with the help of a couple of scribes)?  65 days…that whole entire book.  I can hardly read it in 65 days.

But they didn’t have a keyboard to type it out.  They wrote it by hand with a fountain pen.  Have you ever written with a fountain pen?  You have to stop and refill it about every single short sentence.  They had one at the Church History Museum and I got to try it out.

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When We Need More Ability

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Alma 26:12  “Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever.”

What do you suppose Ammon meant when he describes himself as “nothing”?  He was a remarkable man of many accomplishments. Continue reading When We Need More Ability

I Love Anti-Mormonism

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Now that’s as odd of a blog post title as you could ever expect from here.

I have a completely different view of anti-mormon proselytism and of the dedicated detractors of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

They make life interesting.

This is a sincere outlook which is not meant to bait anyone or be smug. Continue reading I Love Anti-Mormonism

Sorry! Just Two More For Now

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If my reaction to your anti-mormonism had a face (and a cup of cocoa).

To my friends ~ I’m sorry about blogging a couple more posts about anti-mormonism.  I promise to return to better and more relevant posts VERY soon.

Howard W. Hunter Lesson 20 should be up by this weekend!

It’s just that I’m inundated with antagonists right now on my Twitter account.  (Which I actually don’t mind).  So rather than answer each one separately, I’m posting a general response to one of the repeated methodologies they fire off in 140 Twitter characters, thinking they have some unique ah-hah point.   Continue reading Sorry! Just Two More For Now

Love For Joseph Of Egypt

 

Joseph of Egypt ~ Genesis 37-41
Joseph of Egypt ~ Genesis, chapters 37-41

Joseph of Egypt is a real-life hero for me.

I love the man.  Knowing how rough he had it and how far he got ~ his story encourages me to be a little braver within my own occaisional, adverse circumstances.

His life oddysey  is one of the most colorful ever recorded in the Bible! Continue reading Love For Joseph Of Egypt

When The Savior Speaks Directly

Love Straight From Our Garden!
Love from our garden!

It’s no surprise Christ is a master of words. For example, I’ve noticed how He consistently conveys very large ideas within a few sentences, and sometimes within a short phrase. So after researching Continue reading When The Savior Speaks Directly