Tag Archive | war

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 […]

Pirates, Bombs, and Longing for Zion

I have seen a couple of movies lately that really made me ponder.  This is not intended at all to be a movie review, although I thought both movies were very good.  Instead, I want to use bits of these movies to illustrate some thoughts that I have been having lately. Captain Phillips The first […]

Lessons From the Jail #4 – Cameron

He sat there quietly on this Sunday in November, his arms crossed and his tattooed biceps bulging beneath the short sleeves of his dark khaki jail scrubs.  His shaved head could easily have perfected a very menacing image, but somehow it just wasn’t there.  Instead, he projected a quiet confidence, a countenance that demanded respect […]

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 […]

War, Politics and the Book of Mormon….A Letter to my Friend

My Dear Friend, You asked me a few weeks ago what kind of “crap” I had been reading that led me to the political beliefs that I had shared with you.  I was unprepared to say much specifically at that time.  However, after thinking about it more, I realized that I really need to share […]