182nd Annual General Conference – Priesthood Session

Just in case you are wondering how I do these, I usually write the comments as the session starts. Then I take notes during the session and post it when it is done. That explains why at the beginning of the last session I guessed we’d hear from Elder Hales and but when it was […]

182nd Annual General Conference – Saturday Afternoon General Session

My wonderings about President Packer and Elder Hales have been half answered, and will be fully answered this afternoon. Elder Hales is present, so I assume he’ll be speaking. We’ll see. I love watching at conference from home. It let’s us get some things done in between sessions. I did some painting, and played some […]

182nd Annual General Conference – Saturday Morning General Session

Well, here we go… The Mormon Tabernacle Choir opened the conference by singing High on the Mountain Top President Dieter F Uchtdorf conducted The choir sang Praise the Lord with Heart and Voice Elder John B Dickson offered the invocation President Thomas S Monson opened the conference (Note: there were no announcements of anything) We […]

182nd Annual General Conference – Pre-conference notes

It is amazing that another 6 months has gone by, and another General Conference is upon us. In a way, not much has changed since last conference… the economy still isn’t great; the Church has been in the news lots; there have been no “scandals” that have rocked the church. I guess it is “steady […]

Encouraging children to read

I’m sure many of you have heard that last week Sister Julie B Beck answered questions that had been submitted by members on the Mormon Channel. A lot of the “buzz” has been about her comments about blogging. She says that women have always needed a way to communicate, and as long as there is […]

Be good for something

Last week I went out for dinner with the two men who were my counselors when the bishopric I was in was released. We went to a cheap Chinese food place down the street from my house and had a great time talking about life, our time together, and more. Normally I’m not a fan […]

“The solution of the problems that vex his life [will come]”

A couple of days ago I quoted from Elder John A Widstoe about the power of temple worship and yesterday about the importance of sealings. Here is another good one (the last one from this talk): I believe the busy person on the farm, in the shop, in the office, or in the household, who […]

Overcome by the meaning of the words of sealing

Yesterday I quoted from Elder John A Widstoe about the power of temple worship. Here is another good one about the power/meaning of the words of the sealing ordinance: The mere words of sealing may be easily spoken at the alters of the holy temples, but they are so full of meaning that any man […]

The power of temple worship

A great quote by Elder John A Widstoe: Men grow mighty under the results of temple service; women grow strong under it; the community increases in power; until the devil has less influence than he ever had before. The opposition to truth is relatively smaller if the people are engaged actively in the ordinances of […]

The brouhaha over baptisms for the dead

Sometimes I think I’m pretty with it, and other times I just don’t get it. I don’t get all the commotion recently about the practice of baptisms for the dead in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I don’t understand why some outside the church are so against it, and I don’t understand […]

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