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An Ascension – November 24, 2019

During the night, I was feeling like my “being home” was more significant than I had previously realized. Feelings of joy were stirring inside me during those moments between sleep and wakefulness. I had read something about the second comforter experiences earlier, and thought perhaps I would ask my spiritual companions about this topic (These […]

Grace

Grace is a beautiful word.  It conjures images of: A ballerina performing Swan Lake Francis of Assisi loving all the creatures of God’s creation Mother Theresa quietly ministering in the streets of Calcutta The Kootenai River powerfully yet gracefully watering the lands of Southwest Canada, Northwest Montana, and Northern Idaho My wife’s artwork – the […]

The Borg, Honor, Righteous Desires, and Zion

How do we honor another person? I think the best way to honor another person is to interact with them.  It is to recognize and validate their existence…that they are important enough to you that you choose to spend physical, emotional, and spiritual energy communicating with them.  Obviously, ignoring another person is clearly to dishonor […]

The Power of…?

No power or influence can or ought to be maintained by virtue of the priesthood, only by persuasion, by long-suffering, by gentleness and meekness, and by love un-feigned; By kindness and pure knowledge, which shall greatly enlarge the soul without hypocrisy, and without guile…D&C 121: 41-42.   What is power? There are 895 mentions of […]

The Mystery of the Holy Ghost

What is the Holy Ghost?  For me, at least, this has been one of the most elusive mysteries of doctrinal religion; even of mystical religion and spirituality. At various times, in various traditions and through various interpretations, I have heard the Holy Ghost described as: A divine being without a body, enabling it to be […]

The Devil’s in the Details

I don’t think there are many, if any, humans, living in this mortal existence, who really comprehend ultimate truth.  But there is an ultimate truth that I choose to accept, and that I seek diligently to comprehend.  That truth is… Wait for it… Love. This truth is summed up in the phrase, “God is love”.  […]

Men Are That They Might Have Joy – NOW!

During my prayers today, I was reminded of something I’ve been told before…”Trust me.  Relax”.  This counsel first came to me in 2015, and has been repeated regularly ever since, both in the same words, and in different words.  Today, it was different words.  I was told to just not worry; that if suffering, discomfort, […]