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My Philosophical Writings

Writing on the?existence of humankind, ethnic relations, education, and religion. I write on things that impact us every day in how we treat others and respond to diversity.

Facing Our Trials

Facing Our Trials

Sometimes it is hard for me to talk about trials for a few reasons. My trials are never as hard as someone else's, I am very blessed, and I am somehow fearful that if I talk about trials then the Lord will see fit that it is time to face some. This is not to say that...

A Return to Forest Bathing

A Return to Forest Bathing

“Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit.” –Edward Abbey Two of the past three days have been significant strides for me; I have been outside on thirty-minute walks. A few months ago, we moved to a new home that is a stone's throw from the lake...

Overcoming the Virus of Dualism

Overcoming the Virus of Dualism

One of the gravest affects of our time, and of history, is the effort to reduce another person, or class of people, to something other than human. It is this effort to dehumanize that has been the purpose behind so much of the troubles of society. It destroys...

As We Age

As We Age

Age is an interesting thing. We hit these milestones based on a crafted calendar that is based on the lunar and solar processes. As the sun makes its full progression from our birth we count that as another year older. With age we are told that more wisdom comes. I am...

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...

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...

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 Power of Deliverance

The Power of Deliverance

The ancient Book of Mormon prophet Nephi was well acquainted to speak about God's power of deliverance. His experiences were much like Moses or Joseph of Egypt or anyone else in the history of the world. There were many times that he needed to draw on this power. He...

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