Making time for the important things

Another great thing I like about my church is how I am constantly encouraged to study and learn. The LDS Church has placed tremendous value and emphasis on education. Besides the four church-owned colleges and Universities, which are subsidized through tithing contributions, there are the thousands of seminary and institute facilities throughout the world. Seminary …

Making time for the important things Read More »

What I love about my church

We had Stake Conference today. If you’re not LDS that just means we had a semi-annual gathering of members of the church from the Camarillo–Oxnard CA area. One of the speakers at the meeting was the mission president of the Ventura CA mission, President Richard Ellsworth. Mission presidents are the men who supervise all the …

What I love about my church Read More »

We knew it was going to get ugly

From Politico: “In an apparent push poll, a research firm has called Iowa Republicans this week praising John McCain and criticizing Mitt Romney and his Mormon faith. …there were “lots of negatives on Romney, including mentions of his “flip-flops,” hiring illegal immigrants as landscapers and extensive discussion of Mormonism. “Statements were on baptizing the dead, …

We knew it was going to get ugly Read More »

So Cal fires: Divine punishment or natural causes?

Tony Badillo from Dallas TX wrote: “In case the people of Malibu can’t figure it out, the fire is almost certainly Divine punishment. There have been other types of punishments and there will me many more until materialistic America in love with sex, porn, riches, violence (including abortion), and deceit and lying is brought to …

So Cal fires: Divine punishment or natural causes? Read More »

Sodom and Gomorrah on Folsom Street

In a worldwide priesthood leadership training meeting, President Hinckley, noting the immoral conditions in the world, stated, “I do not know that things were worse in the times of Sodom and Gomorrah.” He went on to say, “They and their wicked inhabitants were annihilated. We see similar conditions today. They prevail all across the world. …

Sodom and Gomorrah on Folsom Street Read More »

Elder Ballard and my list of the Four F’s

I have been pondering Elder Ballard’s talk in General Conference on Saturday afternoon about not overwhelming our friends and associates with too much information when they ask about the church out of curiosity. He said: “All members should be prepared to offer simple, direct information, in part to offset misunderstandings and false information about the …

Elder Ballard and my list of the Four F’s Read More »

Rush Limbaugh and fulfillment of prophecy?

In case you missed it, there was a big hue and cry recently claiming that Rush Limbaugh called service members who support U.S. withdrawal “phony soldiers”. Supposedly, Mark Udall (D-CO) will be introducing a resolution in the House of Representatives on Monday condemning Rush Limbaugh for his “phony soldiers” remark. I would provide a link …

Rush Limbaugh and fulfillment of prophecy? Read More »