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Life Lately

"Fiddler on the Roof" play at Sundance
First day of nursery for Alaura
"She Loves Me" play at Hale Center Theatre
Ogden Temple open house with friends
Kids growing up really fast

Are We Prepared?

Are we prepared for the emergencies in our lives? Are our skills perfected? Do we live providently? Do we have our reserve supply on hand? Are we obedient to the commandments of God? Are we responsive to the teachings of prophets? Are we prepared to give of our substance to the poor, the needy? Are we square with the Lord?

We live in turbulent times. Often the future is unknown; therefore, it behooves us to prepare for uncertainties. When the time for decision arrives, the time for preparation is past.

President Thomas Monson, in Are We Prepared?

To Sweep the Earth as with a Flood

I was very inspired by the prophetic call to digital flood creation.

Elder Bednar

My beloved brothers and sisters, what has been accomplished thus far in this dispensation communicating gospel messages through social media channels is a good beginning—but only a small trickle. I now extend to you the invitation to help transform the trickle into a flood. Beginning at this place on this day, I exhort you to sweep the earth with messages filled with righteousness and truth—messages that are authentic, edifying, and praiseworthy—and literally to sweep the earth as with a flood.

Elder Bednar, To Sweep the Earth as with a Flood

Steadying the Ark

There is a principle associated with the kingdom of God that recognizes God in all things, and that recognizes the priesthood in all things, and those who do not do it had better repent or they will come to a stand very quickly; I tell you that in the name of the Lord. Do not think you are wise and that you can manage and manipulate the priesthood, for you cannot do it. God must manage, regulate, dictate, and stand at the head, and every man in his place. The ark of God does not need steadying, especially by incompetent men without revelation and without knowledge of the kingdom of God and its laws. It is a great work that we are engaged in, and it is for us to prepare ourselves for the labor before us, and to acknowledge God, his authority, his law and his priesthood in all things.

John Taylor, Gospel Kingdom, p. 166.

We are the offspring of God



Aflame with Righteousness

Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power.

Alexis de Tocqueville

All is Well

Reinvent Flying

Pretty sweet.

Indexing History

famsearch indexing

Yay, we did it!

Religion Enables Democracy

And vice versa

Private Treptow's Pledge

America must win this war. Therefore, I will work, I will save, I will sacrifice, I will endure, I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the issue of the whole struggle depended on me alone.

Martin Treptow