Upon The Mountain — Reflections (Part 4.0 of 4)

After nearly a month of contemplation, there are a number of things that come to mind that I feel a need to clarify and to explore. Whereas I can’t see doing all that in one post, this is the first of several. The others will follow as Part 4.1 of 4, etc. 1. All of > > Read More …

Upon the Mountain — Introduction Addenda (Part 1 of 4)

Awaking this morning, it was made clear that there were some things of import missing from the prior post. On July 24th and 25th, we received some singular revelations. This was in consequence of offering the prayer on July 23 to ask for a little more time, for which the parallels to the servant pleading > > Read More …

Upon the Mountain — Introduction (Part 1 of 4)

If you have been following this blog, you know that Joy and I have been praying regularly to be shown our false beliefs (unbeliefs) and false traditions. We have been less diligent than we should have been in studying and preparing ourselves. It appears that the Lord is done waiting for us. Over the last > > Read More …

Peace, Peace, Peace Shalom, Shalom, Shalom

One of my favorite words is shalom, the meaning of which is very different than the word peace. Even if shalom is substituted for peace in The Testimony of St. John, the surrounding text very much changes the depth and the beauty of a number of Christ’s teachings by narrowing the meaning to a more > > Read More …

Exit Plan B

Might we correctly say that Heavenly Father does not want us to have to repent? What if we thought of this as Plan of Happiness, Plan A? Have faith in Christ (always remember Him; always keep His commandments) Receive the constant companionship of the Spirit In short, Plan A. Obedience. What if we thought of > > Read More …

Soul Food – for a Hungry Soul

It is Christmas morning. Joy is in Vermont with Heather and the boys. Mitchell is in Clovis, NM. The rest of the family is in UT. The snow is lightly falling, adding to the pines’ now substantial flocked frock. Beautiful. Break-fast concluded the 40th day of this extended sequence of fasts. I do not feel > > Read More …

Oh God…. (3)

Follow-on to Oh God and Oh God (2) No ontology is perfect, some are useful. This still fluid (open for improvement). Clearly needs comment/feedback/critique…. Stepping back very briefly to say the obvious, we Mormons have been taught to pray this way: Address Heavenly Father Thank Him for our blessings Ask Him for the things we > > Read More …