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My Religious and 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.

Studying the doctrines of Christ as restored through his living church, even the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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