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Gun Ownership and the American Psyche

I have a few things to say about the debate over gun control. I probably won’t add much to the conversation, but I am moved to speak because of a conversation I had with a friend that we met while we were on our mission in Paris.  My friend has a completely different outlook on […]

My Friend Celestial

Good morning, Heavenly Father.  Funny – I find it very significant that when I first wake up, in those first moments when asleep is turning to awake, my first thoughts speak to you?  Or in the night, when sleep is illusive, that my thoughts turn to you… “Hello Heavenly Father.  Do you have anything you […]

I Will Buy Up Armies and Navies…….

I’ve written on the topic of war before, but I’ve never felt like this before. My rebellion was triggered by a simple program at our ward Christmas party, which reprised the 2001 Walter Cronkite presentation with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir of the famous Christmas truce that occurred in 1914 during World War I. I’ve heard […]

Behold the Spirit of Truth!

My world has been repeatedly rocked the last few weeks by articles that have threatened every paradigm that I have of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. One article even went so far as to have my wife and I question why we were paying tithing and whether we should continue. This […]

The 5 Stones

I was praying really, really hard in the celestial room – probably harder than I ever had in my life – begging for a manifestation or clear answer to my question.  My prayer, in part, said, “You have told me I am to teach.  If I am to teach, I must understand.”  I recalled in […]