A Conversation You Don’t Want to Have


“I can’t see you, but I can feel your presence,” I said.“That’s the way it was meant to be, “he said. “Besides, it gives me the advantage. But you already know that.”“What do you want? Why are you here?”“My job is to keep you from doing anything good. That’s all you need to know. Whatever …

Meeting with a Mental Health Professional


Broken Things to Mend – Part two (another journal entry) I met with the first of the five psychiatrists yesterday. If you’ve never met with a mental health professional, you might want to consider it. The experience was enjoyable. He was a little older than me – OK, maybe by about ten years, but fit …

Broken Things to Mend – Part One


This is not a review of Elder Holland’s excellent book, but I have borrowed the title. This is a journal entry that may or may not be of any interest to you. It’s about mental illness in an LDS family – mine. Some may feel it is too personal to share on a public blog. …

Excommunicated for Priestcraft


In the Mormon Church, excommunication is devastating. It is a real and constant threat for those who write publicly about the church. In the five years I have been blogging about LDS themes, I confess I have written a few controversial essays. But I have never felt something I wrote could get me into trouble. …

Conquering Spiritual Evil


Apparently I’m the first to review this book. I don’t know why that is. Perhaps it’s because the book is not widely distributed. As far as I can tell, it is only available from Confetti Books in Spanish Fork. It was published in 2011. There is already a second edition, which I’m reviewing. The author …

The Devil and His Angels


This is part two. You may want to read "Dealing With Evil and Unclean Spirits" first. In order to be a son of perdition, you must have been born. In other words, you must have been mortal. Perdition, a name which means lost, is Satan, Lucifer or the Devil. However, those who followed him in …