Secret Combinations

“That You May Be Equal in the Bonds of Heavenly Things”……Doctrine and Covenants Section 78

I’ve been intending for several weeks now to put something together on D&C section 78.   Both before and after this section, the Lord begins revealing His perfect social order, but it seems that in this section He reveals its purpose more clearly than elsewhere.  The intent of this post was initially to pose some […]

Builders of Zion

I was sitting in the Terrestrial room of the Salt Lake Temple this past November thinking about consecrating my life to the Lord.  Suddenly, the thought came very clearly to me how imperative it is that I become a builder of God’s Kingdom.  D’oh! you might say, but you know how sometimes you just get […]

Are We “….Of the Church of God?”

And in the fifty and first year of the reign of the judges there was peace also, save it were the pride which began to enter into the church – not into the church of God, but into the hearts of the people who professed to belong to the church of God-….Helaman 3:33 Once again, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Secret Combinations for Dummies

I was recently asked to speak at a dinner meeting for Mormon Chronicle. At about the same time, I was asked by a reader what was the basis for my belief in secret combinations and their role in world affairs today. This friend was looking for specific documented proof of organized, Satanic conspiracies, which I […]

When Mrs. Stover Gets to Washington

Are we slaves to the Nanny State? Is Socialism at our doorstep? I wrote this song about 16 years ago. It evolved from conversations with my mother and the realization that she had a lot of common sense about politics and society. The song is a fun ballad, a little tongue-in-cheek, but the message is […]