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Language of Condemnation

Thursday, December 31, 2015. "Nevertheless, it is not written that there shall be no end to this torment, but it is written endless torment. Again, it is written eternal damnation; wherefore it is more express than other scriptures, that it might work upon the hearts of the children of men, altogether for my name’s glory." (D&C 19:6-7) I wonder if there is another key to be had here. Essentially God said "I let mankind believe this untruth, and there was a good reason for it." In another...

Cherubim and a Flaming Sword

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 ...

Denver's Buddhist Friends

Friday, December 25, 2015. I would encourage anyone to look carefully at this statement. You can see Denver's original blog post here: Friends and Spokesmen I have friends who are Buddhist/Mormon or Mormon-Buddhists. They think their study of eastern mysticism gives them an advantage in enlightenment. I have had several conversations that illustrate the difficulties of a mere transcendent enlightenment experience. In visionary encounters, friends have seen themselves as an enlightened beings, and in that role ...

The Accuser is Cast Down

Thursday, December 24, 2015. "Humans claim to have free will, but is that really true? To have free will means that we have the power to make a choice. If we have the power to make a choice, are we really choosing to fight with our parents? Are we choosing to live a life of drama with our beloved or our children? Is that really our choice? Is it our choice to be angry or jealous? Is it our choice to say things that we dont want to say, and later feel guilty because we said this? Is it our choice to do things that we do...

Public

Friday, December 11, 2015. These articles were never meant to disturb anyone, least of all, family. Yet family was the very first to find them (both sides) and they found them almost as soon as the blog went up. To prevent further judgement and condemnation, we've decided to make most future and a number of past articles private, only accessible by those with a login. I have further things to search into, and I'm not interested in having that be public. If you're interested in continuing to read about ou...

Fear Builds Walls

Thursday, December 3, 2015. Fear constructs walls, builds silos, resentments, competition, anger, contention, a feeling and need to justify. Love lets all of those go. If I forgive others their beliefs imposed on me, I can more easily forgive myself, and if one day I discover they had some truth, I can easily return to it. If you forgive me for what I believe, and are patient with me, then you will be more easily able to forgive yourself if you one day find there is some truth. Love lets you accept things freely, to take, ...

Spiritual Crippling

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. ...

Break Me

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. ...

One Soul Shall Not Be Lost

Tuesday, November 10, 2015. We have contorted God s words, much like the early Christians, who fell into apostasy. We claim that because we having living prophets, we will not be led astray. What does it mean to not be led astray? That one soul will not be lost? That all will make it back? That s a dangerous claim. It is interesting that the claims that marked end of a previous life, are marking the end of this one. See Also Article: Eternal Beings ...

Karma

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...

In the Sure Place

Sunday, November 8, 2015. I think it will be increasingly important in the coming days to have your faith in the sure place. If your faith is grounded in men and the titles they claim to hold you may suffer great disappointment. There is only one sure place to put your faith, and that is in Christ. It is interesting in that many Christians claim Biblical infallibility, but it isn't God the Father, God the Son, God the Bible. It's God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. The Bible is a sealed book with...

The Greatest Art of Every Human

Thursday, October 22, 2015. "The truth needs to be experienced. Humans have the need to describe, to explain, to express what we perceive, but when we experience the truth, there are no words to describe it. Whoever claims, 'This is the truth,' is lying without even knowing it. We can perceive truth with our feelings, but as soon as we try to describe it with words, we distort it, and it's no longer the truth. It's our story! It's a perception based on reality that is only true for us, but still ...

In My Father’s House Are Many Mansions

Thursday, October 22, 2015. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. (John 14:2) The word mansion means a staying, abiding, dwelling, abode. Perhaps more meaningfully a tabernacle . What does a tabernacle hold? Of what substance are we made and from where do we originate? Who s house is it? In my Father's house are many tabernacles: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. Or what if we change...

See that you are naked. Quick! Hide!

Thursday, October 22, 2015. "See that you are naked. Quick! Hide!" This was a message of fear. At its core is the message "You're not good enough." It is this message that enables all the engines of Babylon. If we consider ourselves respectively Adam and Eve and the Tree of Knowledge as lies, then we as curious children can come to the tree, view it, even touch the fruit and observe its operations on others. A serpent, full of poison, or the father of lies lives in the tree, owns the tree, and...

Oaks' Curtain

Tuesday, October 20, 2015. LDS Newsroom: Elder Oaks Calls for Balance and Accommodation, Not Culture Wars Oaks referenced submitting to the "highest authority" (which Mormons and the military excel at), referring to the Federal Government and Supreme Court, oblivious to the fact that the Constitution is the highest authority in the land, the people being its supreme arbiters, and that Constitution does not give authority to the Court to make any such decision. His "great lawyerly reasoning" is ab...

Gathering

Saturday, October 17, 2015. We have been gathered, each in our own way, independently. Whether in the constitution, secret combinations, education, health, religion, each in their own way, each unaware of each other until we found that we, having been friendless and enduring alone the shame of the world have found an abundance of friends. We are all, each of us, being gathered into something. ...

Recovery

Saturday, October 17, 2015. The first step to recovering anything of value is to recognize a problem might exist. A problem can't be recognized if it is not compared against something better. In a society of murderers, for instance, killing seems normal. Willful blindness even when the better alternative is presented is another problem where our traditions and comfort blind us to what is in front of us. After these are overcome, the real difficulty finally starts. In freedom lies total responsibility, and it can be bot...

Siddhartha Gautama

Saturday, October 17, 2015. Siddhartha Gautama is the name of the man typically referred to as "Buddha." Buddha is a title meaning "Awakened one" or "Enlightened One" Exact birth and death date are not know, but it is estimated he lived from 6-400 B.C. He lived in Northeastern India. There are six deva-worlds of Kamadhatu. Tusita is able to be reached by meditation. These are three of them. Yama Tusita Nirmanarati Brahmin Lineage (High Priest, See this article where it dis...

Missionary Work

Monday, October 12, 2015. "Now, as you have asked, behold, I say unto you, keep my commandments, and seek to bring forth and establish the cause of Zion." (D&C 6:6) "And faith, hope, charity and love, with an eye single to the glory of God, qualify him for the work." (D&C 4:5) We must keep the whole thing in mind, and not make unwarranted assumptions about a single post of scripture, especially when the scripture itself doesn't justify our conclusion. We are also aware there will...

October Conference 2015

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...

The Shallows

Wednesday, September 30, 2015. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not about "Have a nice day!" These vapid, shallow memes, and the sermons which produce them seem to be the only thing we are capable of enduring. Searching the scriptures is laborious. Searching the prophets is laborious and it requires discernment. The gospel net of our minds catches the good and the bad, and the bad must be cast away. When we talk about "rulers in heaven" it is not as the Gentiles think about "rulers" as a "be...

Who? Only One.

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...

Zechariah 11

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 "...

Today September 22

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 ...

Three In One Lunar Cycle

Tuesday, September 22, 2015. "I cut off three shepherds in one lunar cycle; for my soul became impatient of them, and their soul also loathed me." (Zechariah 11:8) "Yerach" from Brown-Driver-Brigg's is 1. month, lunar cycle, moon. 2. A calendar month.   Notes 1. StudyLight.org, Interlinear Bible, Zechariah 11:8 ...

Eclipses

Tuesday, September 22, 2015. Here is some information about the lunar eclipses known as "Blood Moons". I will likely continue to ponder this and add more information as time goes on. April 15, 2014 Total Lunar Eclipse (full moon). Jewish Holiday: Passover, a holiday commemorating when the blood of the Lamb saved the Israelites. Centered over western US. (full moon) The blood moon is in the hips of the virgin. The woman travailed to bring forth the kingdom of God. In Jesus' day, it was John t...

Today is September 21

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. Today ...

Broken, Part 2

Monday, September 21, 2015. This is a continuation of Broken, Part 1. I have been praying to know why we would flee from God who is Love when we didn't do what was required in mortality. Why wouldn't we want to be with that being regardless? This is the answer I received. I somewhat understood it mechanically already, but I understand it better now, personally. It is impossible to convey fully the little I understood, but this is an attempt. God declared to the people in the New World that he no more wanted s...

Waiting Patiently on the Word of God

Tuesday, September 15, 2015. In my experience, the word of God does not come when trying to prove your particular religious view. It didn't come that way on my mission. I believe in this case it is absent and you wind up making a lot of foolish judgements and statements. However, if there is a disagreement, and you leave it to the Lord, He often enables information to distill upon your own mind such that you hear Him give intelligence to you in a way you hadn't thought of before. This process is refining and excitin...

Happy Rosh Hashanah and Jubilee

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. Notes Jen: Hey I know where this is!!!!! hahaha! Look at those awesome sunflowers...

Todd White on the Holy Spirit

Sunday, September 13, 2015. "Without the Holy Spirit, the Bible is closed. It's a sealed book.... It's not God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Bible.... Without the Holy Spirit, righteousness could never be understood." A lot of truth in this video. ...

Bread Tradition

Sunday, September 13, 2015. We have a tradition that we really enjoy of starting a batch of bread on Sunday mornings and having fresh loaves ready for sacrament later in the day. Freshly baked bread is so much more good and enjoyable. We don't always do it, but love to when we can, and the cooler (pre)fall weather has been inspiring today.   Bread is rising.   The bread today turned out amazing. Very light and fluffy, especially considering its whole wheat. ...

Aaronic Priesthood

Friday, September 11, 2015. So joining the church (my personal conversion) and recognizing truth that was found there was an association I joined as my entrance into Aaronic priesthood. It was this initial association that allowed me to be in a position such that I could gain further light and knowledge by studying by faith and that I could be in such a position that I can receive the word of God through angels, or authorized messengers. I did not find myself here of my volition alone, but I was placed where I was at ...

God Upbraideth Not and Other Keys

Thursday, September 10, 2015. "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." (James 1:5) The voice that says "shame on you, you got it wrong." is not of God. There is a right, and we do get it wrong, but God is infinitely patient. This is a key to detect true and false spirits, to detect true and false messengers. This does not omit the possibility of rebuke, for is any of you lack wisdom and you're told wisdo...

The Law of Moses

Wednesday, September 9, 2015. When the children of Israel were invited upon the mount with Moses, they rejected the opportunity to see the Lord face to face and receive comfort. The Lord considered their refusal and gave to them a law, which if they were to fulfill every whit, they would be justified before God without having to receive anything from Him. The law was the embodiment of the works of a righteous man. The law made all men fools before God. It illustrated what God already knew, that we are fallen, carnal, sensual...

Posession

Wednesday, September 9, 2015. When we speak of posession by evil spirits, the dramatic posessions of the Bible come to mind, or perhaps the movie The Exorcist. And while these happen, and I believe they are a much more common occurance than our western minds are prepared to accept, I believe we are all posessed in some degree or another by evil spirits. In the temple we learn that if we do not live up to every word that has proceded out of the mouth of God, we will be in Satan's power. Guess what: none of us live up to e...

My Membership

Wednesday, September 9, 2015. I value my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  I was born into this church by parents whom I love and who were faithful. They taught me the Gospel and I heard it. I attended and found many friends there, some of which have already passed away. I have had many leaders whom I loved and who loved me. I spent two years on a mission and taught about the restoration. At the beginning of that mission, I became myself (re)converted and gave my life to the Lord. I cons...

Disarming the Scriptures

Tuesday, September 8, 2015. We wrest the scriputres until they are impotent, bereft of saving power. I want to give a few examples. I ll start from a known point and move on to describe how thoroughly we disarm the scriptures to support what we believe. Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. (John 14:23) For thousands of years almost no one had received the Second Comforter. Because no one l...

Knowest thou the condescension of God?

Tuesday, September 8, 2015. The great I AM is more intelligent than they all. I could never run in His circle. My wisest speech is but unintelligible mutterings, my greatest offerings are pitifully small, Yet He condescends to my level of inability and reaches down where I am, and offers to embrace me in mercy. Knowest thou the condescension of God?   Notes 1. This "circle" refers to the central theme in Mark Twain's Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven. ...

Amen

Monday, September 7, 2015. This Hymn is sacred to me. Matt Maher - Because He Lives (Amen) I believe in the son I believe in the risen one I believe I overcome By the power of his blood Amen Amen I'm alive I'm alive Because [of Him] Amen Amen Let my song join the one that never ends Because [of Him] I was dead in the grave I was covered in sin and shame I heard mercy call my name He rolled the stone away Amen Amen I'm alive I'm alive Because [of Him] Amen Amen Let ...

Name of God

Sunday, September 6, 2015. Something to consider from Rebecca Sterling. Because she took down her Facebook page, I'm paraphrasing: We must know the name that the angel told Mary to call her baby. His name is not the Greek derivation "Jesus" or the altered Hebrew "Yeshua," but Yashua. We don't say "halleluyeh," but "halleluyah." God will bend over backwards to hear you by whatever name you call him, but Satan is not bound by a false name. Some lesser demons are easily dism...

Israelite Blood

Friday, September 4, 2015. A friend of ours has a mother who is a messianic Jew. Her mother once suggested to her the way Israelite blood can be detected. She said you can tell an Israelite by their unresting curiosity, by their asking questions and digging to understand a matter. You can tell because they don't submit to authority nor accept answers based on that mechanism. The spirit of a message carries its own authority. I like her measurement. It may be as good or better than any. Jacob became Israel, and whil...

What Hath it Wrought?

Wednesday, September 2, 2015. I came up and entered as a fellow. I was taught and pondered and enlivened. I went about to please, yet something within said why please? And I thought it a good question. Why indeed? So I went about, why this, why that? A voice said much later, please who? And I thought it a good question, and in my heart, I knew. Well, many a year passed and my whys and whos challenged my status as fellow. I found as did Stormfield, my thoughts were returned as nonsensical, and likewise were those receiv...

Dream: The Weeping Angel

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...

Praise and Nothingness

Tuesday, August 25, 2015. Just a few of the hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The Spirit of God (#2) "Ephraim be crowned with his blessing in Zion and Jesus descends with his chariot of fire." "The visions and blessings of old are returning and angels are coming to visit the earth" "The Lord is extending the Saints understanding" "The knowledge and power of God are expanding" We identify with Ephraim and these great blessings. We are Saints! Our unde...

The Holy Universal Church Teaches

Tuesday, August 25, 2015.   Alma teaches the poor Zoramites: "And Alma said unto them: Behold, ye have said that ye could not worship your God because ye are cast out of your synagogues. But behold, I say unto you, if ye suppose that ye cannot worship God, ye do greatly err, and ye ought to search the scriptures; if ye suppose that they have taught you this, ye do not understand them. "Do ye remember to have read what Zenos, the prophet of old, has said concerning prayer or worship? For he s...

Dream: Spiritual Threat Becomes Violent

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...

Joseph, a Generational Character Sketch

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...

Sustained

Saturday, August 8, 2015. I was sustained by seven women (including my wife) on Monday April 20, 2015. Since that time I had been unable to feel like I had authority and so I just kind of gave up the quest and let people know that it wasn't happening for me, and least right now, and I put it out of my mind, because it was a kind of painful thing for me to think about. The other day I was writing an article about Paul's statement to the Ephesians when he said there was "one Lord, one faith, one baptism&quo...

A Harsh Reward

Wednesday, August 5, 2015. The 1914 Germans were portrayed as monsters by the owners of the American media in order to get them to rally-round-the-flag and participate in a war that had nothing to do with our country, against a people that were, by their behavior in the Christmas truce, better Christians than us. Everyone is disposed to pre-judge, to say their enemy is a monster. This doesn't just have to do with war, but all facets of life. If someone disagrees with us we tend to bring up pictures in our head o...

The Two Dispensations of Christ

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...

One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism

Sunday, July 26, 2015. To the church in Ephesus Paul taught: There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. (Ephesians 4:4-7) Surely it is true. There is only one Lord, one faith, one baptism, yet are the pictures we form in our head of what this means accurate? Is the L...

Plato's Allegory of the Cave

Saturday, July 25, 2015. Plato's Allegory of the Cave illustrates well the predicament we find ourselves in. Here is a synopisis from Wikipedia: Imprisonment in the Cave Socrates begins by asking Glaucon to imagine a cave where people have been imprisoned from childhood. These prisoners are chained so that their legs and necks are fixed, forcing them to gaze at the wall in front of them and not look around at the cave, each other, or themselves (514a–b). Behind the prisoners is a fire, and betw...

A Few Berries

Thursday, July 23, 2015. From The Hunger Games: Catching Fire President Snow: I have a problem, Miss Everdeen. A problem that began the moment you revealed those poisoned berries in the arena. If that Head Game-Maker Seneca Crane had any brains at all, he would've blown you to bits, then and there. But here you are. I expect you can guess where he is. Katniss Everdeen: Yes, I think so. President Snow: Well, after that fiasco, there was nothing left to do but let you play out your little scenario. [Smiles]...

Incredible

Wednesday, July 22, 2015. I find it incredible that I, being 700 miles away, a person of no position, rank or authority is thought a character sufficient enough to attract the attention of the great ones of one of the most numerous and popular sects such that they drive around house-to-house warning people about us. How shallow, how weak, how devoid of anything other than position, keys and authority, as they suppose, is their method of persuasion. I am no one. I know nearly nothing. I am trying to figure out the gosp...

Toxic Waste

Wednesday, July 22, 2015. So there are some who are esteemed by position who would like you to never talk to me or LHB because they view what we have to say as toxic waste. If that s the counsel you want to follow, I hold no hard feelings, though I am not immune to feelings of rejection. I hope one day we are able to overcome all misunderstandings and allow others to search and tolerate differences without treating each other like trash. ...

Called of God by Prophecy

Tuesday, July 21, 2015. "We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof." (Article of Faith 5) If a man is to be called of God by prophecy, what is prophecy? If a man has the spirit of prophecy, is he a prophet? How did John define the spirit of prophecy? John said: "the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." (Revelation 19:10) If someone has ...

Witnesses of the Name or the Being?

Friday, July 17, 2015. This is a copy of an article written by Daymon Smith: If you read a bit on what has been said by LDS authorities about Apostles, you’ll find many explanations and interpretations of what, exactly, they have witnessed and are to “witness” or testify of.  Recently, a Correlation-driven phrase (publicly taught by Correlation managers in the 1990s) drawn from D&C 107 has been defined by Dallin Oaks in the Boise Rescue of Apostates Unnamed. Apostles are witnesses of...

The Devil Knows Many Signs

Sunday, July 12, 2015. The devil knows many signs but does not know the sign of the Son of Man, or Jesus. No one can truly say he knows God until he has handled something, and this can only be in the Holiest of Holies. (Joseph Smith, WJS) Satan at one time stood in the presence of God. I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. (Luke 10:18) And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their...

Broken, Part 1

Saturday, July 11, 2015. Two days ago on Thursday July 9th, we watched to some of Todd White s videos. One of the things he said struck me. If we would press into this and see the reality of Jesus on the tree; see He was crucified for my offenses, right? But before. Anyone that saw the movie The Passion , a lot of Christians won t watch it because they re like It s too gross, I can t watch it. You need to watch it, you need to tape your eyelids open because the Bible says that it was much worse than that. I...

Snatched

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: "[8:13] ...

In the Bosom of the Lion

Tuesday, June 30, 2015. An interesting thought from Adrian Larsen: "Right on schedule, the Lord has written his testimony again in the heavens. If you look in the Western sky tonight just after dark, you’ll see Jupiter and Venus joined together as one, just above the horizon, sitting on the paw of Leo, the lion. Jupiter and Venus are the second and third brightest objects in the night sky. Jupiter is named for the King of gods, and Venus is named for the goddess of love and beauty. Joined together, male and ...

Eternal Beings

Monday, June 29, 2015. Humans are infinitely complex creatures. We were created by an eternal being. To say You may ask questions. and then to proscribe the the list of acceptable and unacceptable questions, and even go so far as to give the acceptable and unacceptable answers to those questions is slavery in the extreme. It is arrogance in the extreme. It ascribes omniscience to those who apply it, and having done so, they expect to be worshipped. Notes 1. Let no man deceive you by any means; for there ...

Love and Sin

Monday, June 29, 2015. Loving all means we understand like Alma who in the pains of eternal torment realized the precarious position we are all in (Mosiah 27, 28). It doesn't mean accepting sin. It is not loving to say there is no sin where there is sin. It is not loving to neglect to warn others of the consequences of sin. Love in its truest sense, means we desire that no soul should perish, that we kindly look upon all and do all within our power—not with rancor or cajoling or argument—but to have su...

Kinsmen

Monday, June 29, 2015. "These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me." (John 16:1-3) We read this scripture in Gospel Doctrine yesterday and it was poignant to me. Jesus was about to be betrayed and murdered. Not thinking of himself, he knew what troubles lay ahead ...

Discerning the Kingdom of God

Saturday, June 27, 2015. Joseph on discerning where the kingdom of God may be found: "Where there is a prophet, a priest, or a righteous man unto whom God gives his oracles, there is the kingdom of God; and where the oracles are not, there the kingdom of God is not." Christ likewise identified a key: "Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together." I believe the correct interpretation of this is that the eagles are the angels and the body is the body or followers of Christ....

The World of Glory

Friday, June 26, 2015. "But great and marvelous are the works of the Lord, and the mysteries of his kingdom which he showed unto us, which surpass all understanding in glory, and in might, and in dominion; Which he commanded us we should not write while we were yet in the Spirit, and are not lawful for man to utter; Neither is man capable to make them known, for they are only to be seen and understood by the power of the Holy Spirit, which God bestows on those who love him, and purify themselves before him; To ...

Faith, Hope and Charity

Thursday, June 25, 2015. "And now I...write a few of the words...concerning faith, hope, and charity...Wherefore, I would speak unto you that are of the church, that are the peaceable followers of Christ, and that have obtained a sufficient hope by which ye can enter into the rest of the Lord, from this time henceforth until ye shall rest with him in heaven." (Moroni 7:1-3) Hope is greater than belief, it is greater than strong faith by which it is said we behold angels. Hope, or a promise of a substa...

Summer Solstice 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015. June 21 2015 is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. The day with the most sunlight. In Maryville, TN we will have14h 35m 7s of sunlight. Solar noon occurrs at 1:37pm. Last night a friend texted me a photo of a configuration of Venus, Jupiter and the Moon. With another friend we chatted about what this sign or symbolism might mean. Here are some thoughts. Noon at the Summer Solstice is a symbol of the "Perfect Day". (D&C 50:24, Proverbs 4:18-19) Part o...

Testimony of Will Carter

Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Will's blog article: When Moved Upon by the Holy Ghost. Alternate audio. ...

Multiple Witnesses of a Coming Collapse

Sunday, June 14, 2015. Number of witnesses of the coming financial collapse. 1. Rabbi Cahn and the Shemitah. We are in a Shemitah year which by itself is foreboding, and if his analysis is correct, the end of September begins the year of Jubilee (every 49 years or 7 x 7), a great or terrible time for a nation that rejects God as their ruler. In addition, the ending of this Shemitah year coincides with the ending of the blood moons, which I believe is a judgement upon false religion and our nation. 2. Mena Grebin...

The Rest of My Day

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. ...

Dream: Lost in a Church I Do Not Belong

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...

Neural Anatomy

Sunday, May 24, 2015. This is both intriguing and disturbing to me.   3. Is made to represent God, sitting upon his throne, clothed with power and authority; with a crown of eternal light upon his head; representing also the grand Key-words of the Holy Priesthood, as revealed to Adam in the Garden of Eden, as also to Seth, Noah, Melchizedek, Abraham, and all to whom the Priesthood was revealed.   Like...

Only One Commandment

Saturday, May 23, 2015. The following is an exerpt from an article from the blog In the Shadow of His Hand.   In section 89 there is actually only one commandment given and that is that we are not to command others pertaining to how they eat or drink. “A Word of Wisdom, for the benefit of the council of high priests, assembled in Kirtland, and the church, and also the saints in Zion—“ “To be sent greeting; not by commandment or constraint, but by revelation and the&nbs...

Mena Lee Grebin

Friday, May 15, 2015. I ve really enjoyed everything I ve heard so far from Mena Lee Grebin. In Moroni 6 it states their meetings were conducted by the church after the manner of the workings of the Spirit, and by the power of the Holy Ghost; for as the power of the Holy Ghost led them whether to preach, or to exhort, or to pray, or to supplicate, or to sing, even so it was done. In other words, the Lord s spirit conducted their meetings. He was their order. We talk about a house of order. I think as pro...

The Temple Experience

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...

The Scriptures are Sufficient

Saturday, May 2, 2015. Having a loose association of fellowship with people of a variety of true and false beliefs is not convenient. It is not comfortable, safe or broad. It does not bring an authoritative set of beliefs where one can easily see and determine what is true and what is false. We must rely on the Lord and the Lord alone to bring to pass his "strange act". The Lord, in his description of this said on that day, all idols must be thrown down so that truth could come forth. The...

The Lord's Strange Act

Saturday, May 2, 2015. For the preparation wherewith I design to prepare mine apostles to prune my vineyard for the last time, that I may bring to pass my strange act, that I may pour out my Spirit upon all flesh--But behold, verily I say unto you, that there are many who have been ordained among you, whom I have called but few of them are chosen. They who are not chosen have sinned a very grievous sin, in that they are walking in darkness at noon-day. (D&C 95:4-6) Here God is saying that He is designing to d...

Sacrament Symbols and Other Thoughts

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...

Breaking the Bands of Death

Tuesday, April 28, 2015. We humans abuse one another on a regular basis. We often see this as little stuff. This is something that Satan desires and facilitates. This abuse, if allowed, imprisons both the abuser and the one doing the abuse and it wastes precious time in lower realms when our souls should be free and seeking, hearing and doing what our God asks. Let me give you an example. A husband is unhappy with something his wife did. Her action was not meant as an offense. The husband becomes angry, but...

Gratitude

Tuesday, April 28, 2015. For lunch today, I practiced the first two movements of Beethoven's Piano Sonata # 15. I yet play it very poorly. It is such a beautiful piece put onto paper by this composer. I have been trying a new technique to practicing. This technique involves feeling the music—the notes as they are played, hearing the sounds the combinations and the waveforms as they combine and vibrate in beautiful harmony. I have always played because it was enjoyable, but often, practicing becomes mechanical,...

Telestial Redemption and Woman

Tuesday, April 14, 2015. The spirit and the body shall be reunited again in its perfect form; both limb and joint shall be restored to its proper frame, even as we now are at this time; and we shall be brought to stand before God, knowing even as we know now, and have a bright recollection of all our guilt. (Alma 11:43) Brethren and sisters, this represents the telestial kingdom, or the world in which we now live. (Temple Endowment Ceremony) If we inherit Telestial glory, and a Telestial redemption is ...

Truth and Fear

Saturday, April 11, 2015. Coming to the God of Truth is a fearful process, because in this kingdom Satan has declared there are none who dare to molest or make afraid. He rules from the rivers to the ends of the earth. God is not the author of fear but is liberal to all those who wonder and ask. We keep ourselves from him because truth is toxic to us. In our fallen state truth burns. We feel it is harmful and we are afraid. We keep ourselves from God by what we are willing to receive of Him. But if we receive it, litt...

The Plainness of God

Wednesday, April 8, 2015. "...and he doeth nothing save it be plain unto the children of men." (2 Nephi 26:33) After Joseph and Oliver's baptism they were able to attain to hidden mysteries: "Our minds being now enlightened, we began to have the scriptures laid open to our understandings, and the true meaning and intention of their more mysterious passages revealed unto us in a manner which we never could attain to previously, nor ever before had thought of." (JSH 1:74) They said ...

Elder Uchtdorf and the Potemkin Village

Sunday, April 5, 2015. I really enjoyed Dieter Uchdorf's talk in the church's priesthood session tonight. It goes so contrary to all the other talks, sound-bites and press releases. I hope they make the video available such that I can share it here. It would not do it justice to read it and miss all the other non-verbal expressions. This is not the first talk of his I've heard of his that has been light-filled. Meanwhile, the standard stance is taken by Quentin Cook: "Some have asserted that m...

The Redemption of the Soul

Sunday, March 29, 2015. "Brethren and sisters, this represents the telestial kingdom, or the world in which we now live." "Now, verily I say unto you, that through the redemption which is made for you is brought to pass the resurrection from the dead. And the spirit and the body are the soul of man. And the resurrection from the dead is the redemption of the soul." (D&C 88:14-16) A Telestial resurrection is when we are born into a mortal tabernacle. The Telestial glory is the priv...

Astrotheology

Friday, March 20, 2015. Moses: And I, God, said: Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven, to divide the day from the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and for years; And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth; and it was so. (Moses 2:14-15) Abraham: But the records of the fathers, even the patriarchs, concerning the right of Priesthood, the Lord my God preserved in mine own hands; therefore a knowledge of the beginni...

Thoughts on Denver's Babylon Post

Friday, March 20, 2015. This was written by an unknown mother of seven children. Preface I am writing some thoughts that have come to my mind over the past two days following Denver’s post on 2/18/2015 entitled “Babylon.”  I do not share these ideas with firm conviction that this is “the way it is”, nor would I say these are the result of  “pure intelligence” flowing into me as I have experienced on occasions while studying the scriptures.  But, I can say t...

True Feminism

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...

The Lord's Spirit Strives

Sunday, March 15, 2015. We are, as Abinadi said, carnal, sensual and devilish beings. The brother of Jared stated that our natures have become evil continually. The Garden gave each of us a reprieve from our master. Because of the lamb we are reclaimed; born innocent, guiltless, pure and beautiful. We fall, but the Lord continues to strive with us wicked beings. He sends rain on the just and unjust. We always think it's those "other" people who are wicked or unjust, however I believe there are few, if any...

Our Thoughts Will Condemn Us

Sunday, March 15, 2015. In case no one has told you, homosexual feelings are not ok. It is not ok to lust after the same sex, just as it is not ok to have adulterous thoughts, nor thoughts of fornication, nor are my own sinful thoughts nothing to worry about. "And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then ...

For My Friend

Thursday, March 12, 2015. I would enjoy nothing more in life, than to see those, whom I am thankful to call my friends, who have seen and endured abuses all around us, to see past the mess we have made of things, and see what was original. To see the truth of it. To see if there is a great treasure to be had in what many have called evil. It is what I seek myself, all other concerns falling away. I would rejoice to be there, if I made it, with my brother. I rejoice in my brother anyway and believe all misunderstandings w...

Our Measure of Righteousness

Thursday, March 12, 2015. The Constitution was established by God. The means by which this came to pass was brought about was by the suffering of men through the ages. Some of these men asked why. They were inspired, each as to a part as to the remedies to this suffering. Each one receiving a part of the whole, some receiving more than others because of their diligence, faithfulness, self-inspection and charity toward others. The founding fathers were similar men. They were the recipients, by their diligence to sacred wr...

Phoenix Rising

Monday, March 9, 2015. I stole this from BH. I thought this was an awesome picture that I thought looked like a phoenix, born of the tribulation of fire, rising from the deaths to dwell in everlasting burnings. Looked at the opposite way, perhaps it is the head of one of the horses powering the chariot of Elijah. ...

Ravening Wolves in Sheep's Clothing

Sunday, March 8, 2015. The Savior s warning about false prophets who are ravening wolves in sheep s clothing is not so much a commentary about the viciousness of the one wearing the costume, so much as it is that they have no business wearing the costume and pretending to be something they re not. We watch nature films and look upon the wild ferociousness with horror, yet we are greater devourers of men s lives than animals are of each other. The reason we don t see the animal in ourselves is because of how good ...

To Those Whom I Love

Friday, February 27, 2015. I want you both to know I love the restored Gospel and have a testimony of it, though we may have a different understanding on some things. I hope to not cause you guys any heartache over it. The Lord has designed our lives such that we have relationships with family and friends that we treasure. He wants to know what we are willing to lose in order to find Him—to obtain grace. Our ancestors gave up a lot to be enabled to search their way to finding and pleasing that being who created them. It h...

Knowledge Saves

Thursday, February 19, 2015. Knowledge saves a man; and in the world of spirits no man can be exalted but by knowledge. (Joseph Smith, HC 14:15) A man is saved no faster than he gets knowledge, for if he does not get knowledge, he will be brought into captivity by some evil power in the other world, as evil spirits will have more knowledge, and consequently more power than many men who are on the earth. Hence it needs revelation to assist us, and give us knowledge of the things of God. (Joseph Smith, HC 4:34) ...

To Those on the Highway

Sunday, February 15, 2015. Tonight I was praying in gratitude, and for the blessing of myself and others when these thoughts came to me. In 1830 the Lord called the church true and living. By 1832 the Lord stated that the church is condemned, yet the fulness continued until at least March of 1835. By 1841 the Lord said He had taken the fullness of the priesthood away from the church and the Lord threatened to reject us because of our indifference to what he offered. The church is the church and it has preserved...

Arise and Stand Forth

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...

Some Thoughts on the Endowment

Wednesday, February 11, 2015. These are some of my thoughts on the endowment. I will not reveal anything here that I have covenanted not to reveal. Consider yourself respectively, Adam and Eve To understand the blessings in the endowment, we are told that we all must consider ourselves Adam and Eve respectively. Adam and Eve are saved beings. They fell, they struggled through apostasy to obtain true messengers, and to ultimately, in their mortal bodies, again be in the presence of God. We too, each struggle through apo...

Wretched

Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Before I begin my next article, I wanted to write a personal note. I ve had a dry spell for a few reasons. I started to become confident in myself. I started to use my knowledge to abuse the feelings of others. I started to glory in myself, and not glory in the Lord. I hastened to write but did not hasten to wait on the Lord. I was not slow of speech. The beast took the opportunity to deceive and dig his claws in. I was left to myself. Only with the understanding I have now, being left to myself...

The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth

Wednesday, February 4, 2015. I don't watch the news. I don't have time to fret about what one secret combination is doing against another. I don't have time to keep up with al Qaeda being transformed into an new threat ISIS/ISIL, because al Qaeda was exposed as a CIA fraud. I don't have time to worry about the geopolitical neo-colonialism of the Anglos and the Slavs. Live your fantasies, be afraid. Kill your neighbor. If that's what you want to do, you can find plenty of reasons handed to you on a silver...

Two Blessings

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...

Witchcraft

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...

Intelligence, Spirit and Body

Wednesday, January 28, 2015. So in case none of you know, me, my bros. and dad had a spiritual moment in the truck on the way home from Florida. We had been listening to Denver Snuffer and Dad was talking to TRB, and I had a question. So I decided to ask God about it, because from what I ve learned through Denver is that it is necessary to ask questions (either verbal or not). So i asked, Dear Heavenly Father, how were we as intelligences then how did we get spirit bodies and then physical bodies, and how does it all make ...

Heaven Teaches Using Scripture

Monday, January 26, 2015. The greatest trouble I have seen with myself and others lies in understanding how to hear the voice of the Lord, how to get an answer from Him. How to distinguish between the voices we hear. This was my trouble for years as I searched for Him. His voice is definitely a still small voice. It steals into you and back out almost imperceptibly. If it is neglected, it is easy to completely forget about it, and then wonder if you ever really heard that voice at all. This is intentional on God s par...

God is Love

Saturday, January 24, 2015. God is love. Because God is love, God gives freedom to all. Freedom, and even encouragement of thought, expression, discovery, knowledge, intelligence and experience. Because God is love, he desires all to be possessors of all that he has. (The glory of God is intelligence, or light and truth.) To gain knowledge by degrees. To accept principles because they believe them and love them. To reject principles so they can gain experience of the happiness or misery of those results, so they can ...

Dream: Mermaid Fish-Face

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...

Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. (Matthew 21:31) BreatheCast Article: Former-pornographic film star Teresa Carey spent most of her adult life appearing in X-rated films but after having an encounter with Jesus himself the Glamour girl turned pornography star gave it all up and is now a Christian author and speaker. The British-born model made a fortune posing for Playboy magazine but now Carey spends her days sharing ...

Will Ye Also Go Away?

Monday, January 19, 2015. Who could understand the pathos of the Lord as he spoke these words? None but those who have been rejected, outcast, belittled, excoriated or accused like he was. It was one thing to be accused of working by the power of the devil by a bunch of self-righteous Pharisees. This itself is not easy. It takes a toll on the heart any time you are rejected or condemned by another person, but among his little band of outcasts? Would he be an outcast of outcasts? He must have feared that they too, these n...

Questions about the Resurrection

Monday, January 19, 2015. This is a question that has occupied my attention for several weeks, upon which, I have yet to come to an understanding. I have not been blessed with an answer, but I have been blessed with the ability to refine my questions. If the Father is a "personage of spirit, glory and power" and the Son is a "personage of tabernacle" and, If a tabernacle is something, that in Moses' day was temporarily set up and taken down again, is that what a tabernacle is? Not something ...

My Heart Pondereth Continually

Wednesday, January 7, 2015. I talked with LHB this morning about Down Syndrome, she was recently added to a new Facebook group where she saw many difficult problems some people with DS have, as her news feed was filled with various problems other mothers are facing. She was wept over their plight and said how she understood how the Savior must have been moved with compassion and wanted to heal all. She said how she wants to help others and JMB in every way she can, but she doesn t want to make DS her life. I suggested, ...

Knowledge About God

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 Isaiah 11:9 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...

Ezekiel 14

Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat before me. And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face: should I be inquired of at all by them? Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, an...

Something to do with Joseph Smith

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...