The Potter and the Clay


This was sent to me by a friend. I found it timely, appropriate and applicable to much of the private correspondance with my readers right now. I was astounded by the request of one reader who quoted the words of a general authority in conference and then asked, "does this mean it is everlastingly too …

A Testimony Revisited


Carol and I had one of those conversations Sunday after church. I was talking with a friend about preparations for the upcoming April conference in Colorado. After our phone conversation concluded, Carol said, "We need to talk." Uh-oh. "Okay," I said. "What about?" "About the elephant in the room." "Ah, yes." I knew what she was …

A Marvelous Work and a Wonder


I caught a glimpse today of something wonderful about to come forth. No, I’m not referring to the book by Elder LeGrand Richards but I chose the title on purpose. I attended a class presented by one of my readers on the subject of judgement, part of a series of classes from her upcoming book, …

The Ideology of God


The fundamental problem of government is "How do you produce a society that doesn't tear itself apart eventually?" The solution is charity, a change of nature whereby we feel no fear nor shame and seek to harm none nor build ourselves up, but take pleasure in doing good to all. Moroni 7:45 And charity suffereth …

Hedging the Law: Two Variations on a Theme


The Problem with the Precepts of Men The Jews taught for doctrines the commandments of men and built a hedge around the commandments of God. The reasoning is understandable - if you have to keep the commandments of God to be saved, and if the commandment says not to labor on the Sabbath, then if …