Mothers Who Know and What Women Know


I am just a little behind on this issue. In fact I didn't even know it was an issue until Carol mentioned it the other day. She belongs to a Relief Society email newsgroup where the subject was being discussed. Apparently, a number of sisters took offense at the wonderful recent general conference address by …

Women having abortions to save the planet


I thought I had heard all the arguments against having children until I read this article in the Daily Mail UK. I just about fell out of my chair laughing until I realized that these women were serious. I am positive the writers of the article presented the story the way they did because they …

Making time for the important things


Another great thing I like about my church is how I am constantly encouraged to study and learn. The LDS Church has placed tremendous value and emphasis on education. Besides the four church-owned colleges and Universities, which are subsidized through tithing contributions, there are the thousands of seminary and institute facilities throughout the world. Seminary …

What I love about my church


We had Stake Conference today. If you're not LDS that just means we had a semi-annual gathering of members of the church from the Camarillo-Oxnard CA area.One of the speakers at the meeting was the mission president of the Ventura CA mission, President Richard Ellsworth. Mission presidents are the men who supervise all the missionaries …

We knew it was going to get ugly


From Politico: "In an apparent push poll, a research firm has called Iowa Republicans this week praising John McCain and criticizing Mitt Romney and his Mormon faith. ...there were "lots of negatives on Romney, including mentions of his "flip-flops," hiring illegal immigrants as landscapers and extensive discussion of Mormonism."Statements were on baptizing the dead, the …

Lessons learned from a failed LDS bookstore


I love books. I always have. There's just something about holding a book in your hands and turning the pages to read it. A book to me represents an accomplishment. The author worked long and hard to get it into a format to be published. The editors made sure that there were no typos and …

Donny Osmond on Eternal Marriage


OK, I've just got to say something about the Osmonds on Oprah today. No, I've never watched Oprah before in my life. I was working from home today and Carol had the show on in the front room. Frankly, it was simply an amazing show and a celebration of life. More specifically, of the life …

Winning through not being Intimidated


One of favorite books from the seventies is Winning Through Intimidation by Robert J Ringer. I also liked his other bestseller, Looking Out for #1. If you have read the books you know that they do not endorse selfishness or thoughtlessness towards others. In fact, they are quite the opposite.Mr Ringer preaches that the path …

The real purpose of life


Carol and I have met over the past several years on a regular basis with our friends from the local congregation of the Church of the Nazarene. While the subject was improving marriage we were encouraged to find so much good and so many things on which we agreed in the theological doctrines we discussed. …

Personal Revelation and warnings to the Church


I received an email this morning from a good friend who got it from a best friend who got it from a trusted friend who got it from...you can guess the rest. It was one of those sensational Mormon stories about some impending pandemic and how we need to rush out right now and buy …