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On Accepting Christ’s Infinite Forgiveness

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for that which ye have seen me do even that shall ye do 3 Nephi 27:21 One of the most attractive aspects of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in my opinion, is that it isn’t just a set of rules or philosophies put down by someone great, but instead a set of teachings AND a set of […]

A Scriptural Study of Marriage

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If you are like me, you want to know what the Lord expects of you in your marital relationship. This is meant to help you figure that out for yourself. Laws: the principles and regulations established in a community by some authority and applicable to its people Rites: the formal or ceremonial acts or procedures prescribed […]

If You Can’t Change My Circumstances, Then Change My Heart

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For a long time I have been praying, quite regularly, for the Lord to change my circumstances. Make my dog more obedient. Make my son interested in reading. Change how things are going at work. Change my relationship with my wife. Fix the broken car. After all, the God of creation, who loves me as […]

Why I Stay

This building will always be dear to me in a very personal way.

There have been too many “high-profile” LDS folk taking their stories to blogs, social media, and to traditional media, for me not to address the topic of popularity, right now. I’m a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have been my whole life. Lest you think that is somehow a […]

The Problem of Abraham

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Christians, Jews, and Muslims struggle with the story of Abraham. And many who seek to tear down or dissuade others from organized religion, Jehovah worship in particular, use the story of Abraham as an example of an unjust, uncaring God who can neither be loving nor interested in human suffering. Setting aside all of the […]

A Request for Extended Kindness

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Church is for sinners. SINNERS. When Jesus Christ made his way through Palestine and the surrounding areas preaching the gospel, he often associated with people many Jews considered evil, dirty, and sinful. They accused him by his association with them. In response Christ gave three of what I consider to be the most poignant parables […]