Thursday, December 13, 2018.
LB: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints claims it has something special, something unique, and then seals itself off from all other Christian conversations about theology, beliefs, ideas, teachings, etc. Denver Snuffer started sharing his experiences and ideas about the second comforter, and within several years a movement rose up and made an exodus out of the LDS corporation. This group became more and more uniform, excommunicating those who didn't conform, and became another offsh...
Sunday, April 29, 2018.
"God has so much knowledge he could reveal, that he could go on creating prideful remnants and keep this game going for eternity." (LHB)
"And the multitude of the earth was gathered together; and I beheld that they were in a large and spacious building, like unto the building which my father saw. And the angel of the Lord spake unto me again, saying: Behold the world and the wisdom thereof; yea, behold the house of Israel hath gathered together to fight against the twelve apostles of the Lamb...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
About eight months ago I started praying over water. Praying, but more like imprinting it, or imagining and asking for Christ's light to flow into it as well as burn/drive out any negative energy.
I started this when contemplating the way Seneca preps her flower essences. I noticed when I took (especially one) an essence that a health issue I had for decades, and had basically come to ignore was cleared up. I eventually stopped taking the essence because I noticed that when I prayed this way ...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
From a friend (LE):
After the covenant there s a part where God is speaking to those people who accepted. The first paragraph puzzled me:
All you who have turned from your wicked ways and repented of your evil doings, of lying and deceiving, and of all whoredoms, and of secret abominations,
idolatries, murders, priestcrafts, envying, and strife, and from all wickedness and
abominations, and have come unto me, and been baptized in my name, and have received a remission of your sins, ...
Sunday, September 3, 2017.
Empty Stroller (April 5, 2017)
Asked God a specific question.
This morning, just as I was waking up, between sleep and awake state, I intentionally asked God about what Denver is offering. I tried to let go of my own biases and beliefs and just get Gods true opinion.
I saw an image of an empty baby stroller in a short distance from me. Then I saw someone pull out a bunch light blue hats and t-shirts that had darker blue lettering on then that said best chance yet .
Doctrine of Chr...
Saturday, July 8, 2017.
We matter just because. Our ability to perfectly perform, to keep all the balls up in the air at all times cannot determine our absolute worth. We have a right to rest. We have a right to be and take up space in the world even when we are not busy, doing, rushing, satisfying the needs of another. (http://www.alifeinprogress.ca/flanerie-necessity-aimless-i.../)
You do not ask what is the value, or what is the use, of this feeling. Of what use is the universe? What is the practical a...
Sunday, May 7, 2017.
The dream starts with me living normal life. And then somehow normal life turned into a roller coaster. I could feel it pick up speed and do the dips. Somehow I knew that my youngest son was in his bed sleeping, but also in the roller coaster. I knew that he was in danger of flipping out of his crib. I went to the conductor and was angry. My next oldest son was on the roller coaster with me, and he was completely freaking out, twisting and thrashing his body. At the top of an upside down loop, m...
Sunday, April 23, 2017.
What follows is a collection of thoughts I believe are important since Denver s last talk in St. George titled Things To Keep Us Awake at Night. I have a divided each distinct thought with headings. I have tried to keep the collection in chronological order (oldest at the top), but I didn t always date the entries. Unless otherwise noted, the thoughts are mine. I will usually denote attribution of other s thoughts, by including their initials in bold before their contribution.
Friday, February 10, 2017.
I ve been on a path my entire life. One founded on God and my desire to love and serve Him, and to know Him. My memories go back to my precious childhood , with amazing parents, sitting in the living room on Sunday mornings, waiting to go to church, listening to the tape cassette player of the Book of Mormon story readers. I loved that book. I loved going to church, wearing my dresses with frilly skirts, and just feeling so good inside.
God has walked with me my whole life, and so often He ha...
Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
MB: Regarding the large Moab fellowship where Denver was invited, attended, and spoke, and regarding Brian Bowler s desire to have a quote general conference . I get that it s important to have fellowships to mourn with those that mourn to care for the needs of others, but you can do that in smaller groups. I m not sure what the purpose is of getting these large groups together. What does it accomplish? Does Christ come? I don t see it as being much different from what the LDS church does. The ...
Sunday, March 13, 2016.
From a FB convo:
MSB: It is really easy to say something has a dark sprit when it doesn t agree with our viewpoint. The darkness in most cases is the darkness in our own minds, the darkness of fear, accusation and misunderstanding. All you have to do to prove that point is look at how many things that the LDS disagree with are dark and apostate and that they speak in the spirit against it, yet in our understandings are full of light and truth. We ve brought out with us the same errors, an...
Sunday, March 13, 2016.
When we first started our journey, I was terrified and would pray. At the time, when I prayed and asked questions the visual I would often get was my feet with several different paths going in every direction. I was confused. There was no path. I didn t know. I could take any path.
This time, I got a visual without asking any questions, it just came to me. What I saw was that I was standing and watched in horror as my entire foundation washed away. Waves came and crashed where I was standing....
Sunday, March 6, 2016.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016.
I have broken so many agreements. I started in earnest in 2004 with political matters. I continued in 2011 with primarily spiritual matters. I broke a few agreements as a child and teen, but I was bound up by many more. I broke some more in 2015 and realized, that the picture that I had in my head of God still wasn t correct.
I have had such agreements, that I only styled my hair one way for twenty years. Doing anything else didn t feel right and I agreed with the voice that said th...
Thursday, January 14, 2016.
LHB: I have a very hard time expressing myself in any coherent way over typing and social media. I want to apologize for that beforehand as I want to ask a question, or express an idea that I may not make adequately clear.
While reading Lectures on Faith I have come to understand that faith is a real substance (like maybe the plasma that holds together the universe). I feel like I am pretty comfortable with my current understanding of what faith is and is not, while also hoping that my unders...
Friday, November 27, 2015.
The Gods, male and female, come together to create an intelligence, a spirit. Two coming together for the purpose of creating individual entities with freedom to choose; freedom to choose its own path, freedom to explore and blossom into what the unique Spirit of God is in them. This is the spirit of God in all, given to them either with or without their awareness.
When we come here, we are little children. We are bold and fearless and wild. As we grow, we become convinced that we are frail. ...
Tuesday, November 10, 2015.
Break me. Break me Lord until you make me yours.
Once something or someone is broken no one wants it. It loses its value. Except for Christ. They only way you can make it to, and be accepted by Him is if you are completely broken.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015.
"The world always mistook false prophets for true ones, and those that were sent of God, they considered to be false prophets, and hence they killed, stoned, punished and imprisoned the true prophets, and these had to hide themselves 'in deserts and dens, and caves of the earth,' and though the most honorable men of the earth, they banished them from their society as vagabonds, whilst they cherished, honored and supported knaves, vagabonds, hypocrites, impostors, and the basest of m...
Saturday, October 3, 2015.
Conference weekend is coming up soon. We are ordering and scheduling our own family conference. Here's what's on the plate so far in no particular order. It will be updated and revised as the time approaches. A lot of this so far is focused on doing and being.
Song: Matt Maher: Because He Lives (Amen)
Todd White: Who is the Holy Spirit and why we need him?
Todd White: Healing in New York Part 1, Part 2.
Todd White: What if nobody gets healed?
Todd White: Christians who thi...
Saturday, September 26, 2015.
Sometimes I just need to remind myself that only one person on this earth loves me. Only one person knows me, all of me. They know my thoughts, ideas, beliefs, and all that means anything to me in this world or the world to come. And even then, after know all this person loves the way I express those things—he knows all and requires me to hold nothing back. To change nothing. Even if I embarrass him or hurt him.
Only one person on this earth truly loves me. And I love him. I love you MSB. Th...
Tuesday, September 22, 2015.
(1-2) Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars. Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled: howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the vintage is come down.
Cedars are a valued, strong, tall, evergreen, long-lived tree. "Vintage" is similar describing that which is old and valued, particularly wine. Who are the mighty? Who are the old who claim a long line of honored heritage? Who are those who will fall, but claim "...
Tuesday, September 22, 2015.
In continuation of my testimony yesterday I share these thoughts :
Joseph Smith came to the earth and opened up the the beginning of the end of the time of the gentiles, a time when the first should be last and the last should be first. He was born 1805, had his first vision in 1820, received the gold plates 1827 and finished the translation by 1830.
Today September 22, just two years after the publication of the Book of Mormon, God, through His servant Joseph Smith Jr, had this to say in ...
Monday, September 21, 2015.
Today is September 21. It marks the day that Joseph Smith had an angel visit him, annually for 4 years, the day he received the gold plates, the day coincides with Jewish fall festivals, the prophetic unfulfilled feasts symbolizing Christ. The 10 day period between Rosh Shashana and Yom Kippor that Jewish tradition holds is the time when the window of heaven is open and the power of Christ descends.
Today is Constitution Day, the day the U.S. Constitution was ratified by the states.
Sunday, September 13, 2015.
Happy Rosh Hashanah (the Hebrew New Year) and happy Jubilee (50th year after seven sets of seven years)!
Partial solar eclipse today, and there are some amazing Auroras being photographed and posted at EarthSky s FB page.
Equinox is in ten days and blood moon in fifteen.
Photo: Lee Petersen, Fairbanks
This photo is by Jon-Eirik Boholm at Boholmphotography in Tromsø, Norway.
Jen: Hey I know where this is!!!!! hahaha! Look at those awesome sunflowers...
Sunday, August 30, 2015.
Last night I had a dream about weeping angels. If you’re familiar with the villain on Doctor Who, this will make a little more sense.
I didn’t realize it at the time of the dream, but it was like I was watching TV. I was watching the events of other people transpire. On the TV there was a man and a woman together and they were walking through his dream, and living out his dream. In this dream, they were outside on a huge property like a Victorian English estate. It was a bright su...
Tuesday, August 18, 2015.
Last night I dreamt I was at a huge LDS church regional conference at a nice hotel. Jorge was on the podium, at the pulpit speaking and using only scriptures as his text. He didn't quote anyone else or give any of his own opinions. He was teaching on the theme or subject of following the living prophet. I understood that he was talking about not trusting the arm of flesh as contained in the scriptures. By using the scriptures only, and because of what the scriptures truly teach, he was basically...
Sunday, August 16, 2015.
MSB and I are re-listening to Denver Snuffer s talk No. 4 on Coventants. He reads from the Book of Mormon in 2 Nephi 3 we learn about the promise God makes with Joseph, who was sold into Egypt, and how God, through him will raise up a righteous branch. We learn that Joseph of Egypt saw in revelation Joseph Smith.
The phrase righteous branch struck me and drew my mind back to Jacob 2, where God says that he purposefully brought the Nephites out of Jerusalem because he wanted them to ditch th...
Tuesday, August 4, 2015.
When Christ came in the meridian of time, he was preceded by John. He shared his first dispensation in the meridian of time with John. Christ lauded the work John performed which no one was aware of until Joseph revealed it. He said "Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist." No one talks about the dispensation of John, yet he had a dispensation. With John was the oracles and the kingdom. We are on the edge of another of Christ's dispe...
Friday, July 10, 2015.
Today, I have completed my Alma experience which began February 2015. Today I have been snatched and I want to make a record for my own keeping, for such an experience can never truly be conveyed to another. It is with great difficulty that I try and find the words to begin. I will just give a narrative of the events as I usually do.
Last night we watched some excellent Todd White videos on Youtube and they literally changed my life.
Regarding the sacrament he says:
Sunday, May 31, 2015.
So, today is my JDB's 12 birthday. Happy birthday sweet boy! We made cake and opened present for him. He got a new PS3 game, MineCraft, a DS Lite charging cable and a nice skateboard. We love you dear boy of our heart!
After we watched JDB practice a bit on his skateboard I told MSB I was going to write a letter and send it in to the Church membership Headquarters and request my named removed. He was upset for a while. It is one thing to talk about things and quite another to do them. ...
Sunday, May 31, 2015.
I dreamt I entered a normal LDS chapel building you would find anywhere in the United States. It was nothing special. In my dream I was somewhat back in my youth but with all of the experiences of my womanhood. I entered the building and as I walked in I saw some women heading into a mother's lounge, carrying babies and diaper bags. I looked off to my right and saw a staircase with people climbing up them. The general direction of everyone in the building was toward the sacrament room. I fe...
Sunday, May 10, 2015.
So while we haven t been able to go to the temple for the last couple years, we ve been living the things that it teaches in the temple. While others have been content to limit their experience to sitting in a climate controlled movie theater assuming they receive the blessings by receiving only the symbol, the map, we ve been cast out of the temple, but living the temple experience. Living it is the very reason why we been cast out. We are considered poor blind and naked but we like Adam have f...
Thursday, April 30, 2015.
I m going to make the assumption that red wine is an acquired taste for nearly everyone. Perhaps that is a symbol. Keeping God s commandments is offensive when first attempting it, but it becomes an acquired taste. It begins to become delicious to the soul.
Casual drinking of wine is advised against in the Word of Wisdom. Perhaps this profane use is a mockery of the purpose to which it has been ordained because it dilutes this symbolism.
In the two instances demonstrated in the Book o...
Monday, March 16, 2015.
LHB: According to my very limited understanding of feminism, or how it began in the Latter-Day Saint church and in my readings of Margaret Toscano and Janice Allred, her sister, is that Joseph Smith very much believed in a priesthood of women, and in the same true equality of women where we were priestesses to God and not priestesses to men. So basically in my understanding of feminism, with those two women, and what I like about it and agree with (and so want to seek it out), is a way for women...
Saturday, February 14, 2015.
Some things seem to be backsliding with JMB a bit. I've been working with our pediatrician and requested bloodwork be done to examine whether he had any issues with his thyroid. I've also been working with a naturopathic doctor to see if she could help JMB with the difficulties he has.
As I was driving to an appointment in Knoxville I was reflecting on my life and our current situation as a family. I was pondering over the gospel, our extended family relationships, and the amazing conversatio...
Sunday, February 1, 2015.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Today is Fast Sunday and our family has enjoyed strong ministrations of the spirit. Truly the windows of heaven have been opened and blessings have poured upon our heads; literally. We has a lively sacrament meeting...MSB has been fasting. We came home from church and he gave us all a priesthood blessing. Truly, through the Lord, he prophesied many great and important things about each one of us. He began first with MLB. Her blessing was short, but very sweet. MSB was a p...
Saturday, January 31, 2015.
This isn't really a post about vaccines but rather our whole modern philosophy of western medicine. I heard a great idea I wanted to share and put out there. I have been laughed at for homebirth, midwives, herbal treatments, and my immunization idea of nosodes. Jim Gaffigan appropriately jokes that people think this is witchcraft. Someone made the comment that these normal, non invasive types of health are considered witchcraft. The original Greek word for pharmacy is...
Thursday, January 22, 2015.
We were on a busy, several lane street in the future. Everything was in black and white. For some reason, the cars were all stopped. A few people were out of their cars. A strange mermaid with a fish head flopped out of the water onto the road. She was very colorful and had a very bendable face and body. Her face was soft like a teething ring. She came up to a lady that was out of her car, stood up upon her fin, and slowly started to take on the lady's appearance. Everyone walked up close to...
Tuesday, January 6, 2015.
Knowledge of or about?
Isaiah 11 LDS chapter heading:
The stem of Jesse (Christ) will judge in righteousness—The knowledge about God will cover the earth in the Millennium—The Lord will raise an ensign and gather Israel
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
In what is a seemingly minor mistake is the knowledge and attitude of the LDS compilers, authorit...
Saturday, January 3, 2015.
Something kept waking me from the hours on midnight to 2 o'clock in the morning. I tossed and turned going in and out of sleep. Every time I would wake up, I would have that good dream feeling, the feeling where you don't want to wake up but continue in the dream because you feel so good and don't want it to stop. I never fully woke up, but as I felt myself rising up out of the sleeping state I felt consciousness, of what my dream was, about fade until I had no memory of specifics, just the o...
Wednesday, December 31, 2014.
Tuesday evening around 5:00 pm I was having an ordinary day, standing in the kitchen preparing dinner for our meal that night. I had just finished holding raw chicken and was in the process of washing my hands when the phone rang and my sister CHL called from Texas. MSBJ answered the phone and asked Aunt CHL to hold on a minute while I washed my hands. Suddenly MSBJ was handing the phone over to me saying, "She said she needs to talk with you right now it is an emergency."
I quickly grabbe...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014.
I was raised in the LDS church and have been a lifelong member for the past 36 years. It has been a good 36 years, generally speaking, and I have been grateful to my parents for a Wonderful Life. Some of the things I am grateful for in no particular order;
Attending the LDS church every Sunday of my life – minus the couple of super cool memories I have of us swimming once on a Sunday while on vacation, and eating out at a restaurant on a Sunday during a move from Lake City, FL to Orange Par...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014.
We were walking through a field, there was tall grass and my six kids were with me (apparently MSB and JMB were not there). As we were walking, suddenly we saw a large healthy man. He was walking in front of us, crossing our path. We knew it was impossible for him to be walking because we somehow knew he was already dead. There on the ground in the grass was where his dead body had for some time previous been rotting and decaying into the earth. We could see the outline of where...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
I want to tell of another experience, but first, a little back ground information. JMB is our 7th child, 4th son. He was born last year 11/29/2013. He is 11 months old. He was born with Down syndrome. He is a very healthy baby but he has had a few minor problems. He has had a hard time (at least it is a bit concerning for me) with bowel movements and he has fluid in the ears reducing hearing and distorting what he does hear which effects speech, language, and cognition. He has been off an...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014.
I had another dream early this morning that I thought I should write down. I feel like the Lord is trying to prepare me to help me learn how to overcome false spirits, demons and such, how to remember Him and call on His name.
It began with me at the church building in Brandon FL off of John Moore Rd. Our old ward bldg. It was a bright lovely day outside and I was coming in from the back (everyone’s usual/general entrance into the bldg.). O...
Monday, October 13, 2014.
I have written this article, but its springing into existence was a joint effort between LHB and myself, however we take no credit because we can do nothing good of ourselves. (11, 12)
In Matthew 20:1-16 is a parable that describes the hiring of laborers and the reward that seems unjustly given to those who wrought but a small portion of the day.
For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. ...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014.
It s 5:15 am.
I just had a dream/experience that I felt I needed to get up and write about. Before I begin, I need to relate a past experience. About three weeks ago I had a similar experience that dovetails to this one. I am a mother to a 9 month old baby son who has Down syndrome. This means developmental delays, so basically I still have a very young infant. As a result I am often awake throughout the night. Well, about three weeks ago, as I was awake in bed, but still mostly in a sl...