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“According to the Strength of the Good…”

When I was a younger man reading the Book of Mormon, I would freak out when I got to Jacob 5. It was so long and so weird (I couldn’t get past the dunging). Now I freak out with excitement. There is SO much to glean from every verse. One phrase in particular has...

And That’s When the Lord Told Me to go Swimming…

Several years ago when my family first moved to Bakersfield, CA, we found a perfect home for our family that just-so-happened to have a swimming pool in the backyard. We moved from Little Rock, AR, where the high December temperatures had been in the low 20’s, so the...

Destruction in the Last Days – Until He Finds Us

The destructions prophesied to plague the earth in the last days have been in the news a lot lately. Hurricanes, fires, famines, wars, murders, floods, it has been one thing after another until even the most agnostic among us can’t help but throw around biblical...

“No Less Serviceable…”

Have you seen all the memes about Elder Holland floating around the internet? There’s a popular one that says, “Before Satan goes to sleep at night he checks under his bed for Elder Holland.” Another one says “Elder Holland and superman once...

“Thou Art Peter…”

Simon Peter is often picked on for his faults. From get thee behind me to denying thrice, Peter seems to get it wrong a lot. A humble but rough-around-the-edges fisherman, it takes him a while to catch on sometimes. Drowning and instigating a bloodbath are just a few...

“What Lack I Yet?”

My wife and I love talking to each other about what Zion looks like. Not what the buildings, layout, or geography will look like, but what the more fundamental concepts of what it means to be a Zion-type person how that would look like when applied in our lives. For...

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