Tuesday, January 30, 2018.
I thought this was interesting. I wonder if this vision that so many people, in various walks of life have, is what Peter talked about when he said "give diligence to make your calling and election sure". I have long been of the opinion that blessings we get from God are less of a bestowal, and more of a realization of what already is.
I was in a state of quiet, almost passive enjoyment, not actually thinking, but letting ideas, images, and emotions flow of themselves, as it were, through m...
Tuesday, January 23, 2018.
"O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee, in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this wine to the souls of all those who drink of it, that they may do it in remembrance of the blood of thy Son, which was *shed* [or, perhaps, shed forth] for them; that they may witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that they do always remember him, that they may have his Spirit to be with them. Amen." (Moroni 6)
"And the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God, yea, even the Son ...
Sunday, February 5, 2017.
I think we each have an intelligence within. It is a self-existing thing co-equal with God. We were created by God with his own thought or faith. In eternity it is difficult for us not to follow God perfectly. In time, after childhood, it is difficult to hear that voice at all. It becomes distored by other voices. Our intelligence is the light given to us by the Father, tabernacled in flesh. It is the Holy Ghost, if we will hear it speaking. It is always holy, it is us, separated in a sphere tha...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016.
I thought this was a statement worth pondering:
As a citizen of Sevier County, I m not the least bit worried about how my people will face this challenge. We will first treat our wounded and then we will help rebuild. We may fight amongst ourselves here in Sevier County, but when some fire comes in and threatens our Gatlinburg, we hold at the center. Link
Dollywood employee finds burned Bible page after wildfires. Link
Friday, February 26, 2016.
Wow, how sacrilegious is this? Beams of light emanating from a man, who is displayed as possessing the center point in a circle that belongs only to God?
Perhaps Lehi s vision should be re-written: "And being thus overcome with the Spirit, I was carried away in a vision, even that I saw the heavens open, and I thought I saw myself sitting upon his throne, surrounded with numberless concourses of angels in the attitude of singing and praising their God."
See this mormon.org video.
Friday, December 25, 2015.
And I, the Lord God, said unto mine Only Begotten: Behold, the man is become as one of us to know good and evil; and now lest he put forth his hand and partake also of the tree of life, and eat and live forever, Therefore I, the Lord God, will send him forth from the Garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken; For as I, the Lord God, liveth, even so my words cannot return void, for as they go forth out of my mouth they must be fulfilled. So I drove out the man, and I placed ...