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My Writings and Experiences

Writing on travel, business, philosophy, books, and religion.

Focus on Humanity

Focus on Humanity

This morning my sister sent our family a discourse from Elder David A. Bednar at BYU-Idaho in 2009. In the talk, he references the power of our human bodies and how much Satan desires to attack these bodies. He is never going to receive a body and with a body is a key...

Perfect As He Is

Perfect As He Is

When Jesus stood on the mount near Jerusalem and proclaimed His timeless sermon He included the call to all to "be ye therefore perfect" (Matt 5:48). In like manner, He related the same message to the Nephites in His sermon at the Temple as recorded in 3 Nephi....

All Are Invited

All Are Invited

While reading the Sermon at the Temple in 3 Nephi, I noticed a key difference from the Sermon on the Mount as recorded in Matthew. The Nephite account uses the word all in several of the Saviors be attitudes. A seemingly small difference stood out as profound to me....

Prayer

Prayer

Prayer ~~ Each morning when I arise I turn to my Father in Heaven. I look to him to help me through each and every day. I give thanks for many of the blessings that I have. I have found a great amount of peace and tranquility in prayer. All throughout scriptures we...

Knowing

Knowing

Knowing ~~ Growing up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I heard a lot of people stand and profess to know. As a youth, I professed the same thing. At the time it was probably more of a belief and an act of faith to profess such knowledge. There are...

Humility

Humility

Humility ~~ I follow up my thoughts on pride from yesterday with the great antidote. One of my favorite Hymns is Be Thou Humble. As we choose to be humble we are able to be lead by a loving Heavenly Father. We have more meaning to our overall existence. We are better...

Pride

Pride

Pride ~~ The world that we live in is fraught with the desire to have more, no matter the cost. Whether it is a get rich quick idea, the desire to gain sponsored opportunities by sharing a lavish lifestyle, or becoming all-consumed in our careers it can often be a...

My Thoughts on Black Freedom

My Thoughts on Black Freedom

Yesterday was a day to be celebrated by Black Americans. It was the day that the last slaves experienced emancipation over 150 years ago. Freedom may have come through the Thirteenth Amendment, and the symbol of liberty for Blacks was given through this action on this...

The Door Thereof Towards the Temple

The Door Thereof Towards the Temple

“The people gathered themselves together throughout all the land, that they might go up to the temple to hear the words…And they also took of the firstlings of their flocks, that they might offer sacrifice and burnt offerings according to the law of Moses; And also...

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