The season of gratitude is not limited to a particular time of year or a particular set of beliefs. Join in the #GiveThanks phenome started by Russell M. Nelson, a modern-day prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In a world where people seek to discover who they are in the world, it may surprise us at how close to the truth we all are in that regard. It doesn't have to be a mystery.
Remember what we have experienced together and share what we love the most about it. That is Thanksgiving. It is familiar. It is custom. It is my culture on Thanksgiving. It is a sacred act and cherished expectation that will not happen this year.
God loves a grateful heart. Gratitude turns the hearts of everyday people to give in ways they otherwise would not. If God is anything like the average do-gooder, would not the things He gives be a least just as extraordinary as the ordinary person who loves gratitude?
Sometimes, the only thing to do is write what is on the mind and see what flows out. Hopefully, it isn't embarrassing enough to edit when you're finished.
Sometimes the feast that we receive is not one of food. When we appreciate the small things in life, the feasts can be truly heavenly and spiritual.
All the apple pie that is America did not stop the shift to make America great again. That greatness is not about political power, but the power to uphold the laws of the land without prejudice. Thanksgiving is about being thankful for what we are given: Freedom and the power to vote!
It was my first Thanksgiving in Arizona, away from my mother and home state of Georgia. Seems like lately, we skip Thanksgiving and slide right into Christmas. Just like a prayer though, we should give thanks before we get the things that we've been asking
Being damned is not necessarily going to hell or suffering. Being damned is being blocked or prohibited from progressing. What do people who are damned say?. Read and see. Many times we are the thing, our way of thinking that damns.
The Electoral College may be the group that votes for president in the United States, but each citizens' choice says a lot about how the country will support the leadership of the President. Who we chose matters. Our vote matters.
Can a muse die? If so, does that mean that the writer is dead also? Is there nothing more?
The collective power of humanity to change lives with just our minds and our mouths is real. When we include faith, it is a miracle. Psychology teaches that we can help one another with unconditional positive regard. It is true on so many levels.
Columbus opened up to the Europeans a new era of human trafficking that created multiple cultures throughout the Americas. Slavery became a staple to American success.
I am vividly aware that I look like the men whose necks constricted by public servants held enough air to frame dying utterances of "I can't breathe!"
The South left the Union because it could not own slaves. It left the union because it wanted White men to have the privilege of standing supreme at the helm of society legally and culturally. What better definition of White supremacy is there than the Confederacy.
COVID-19 has covered the world in misery as millions, billions wait for word of a cure. A vaccine is in need for our spirits as well. Misery is much more of a disease in life than any virus can be because it kills the spirit and the body.
So, what makes language understandable when it is not spoken? This article discusses the controversial topic of whether signing is a language itself, or another means to communicate existing language.
Read all about Harriet, a movie review that tells about how a movie can touch the hearts of viewers with talented actors and actresses making you forget its a movie!
Isaiah is the most quoted of all the prophets in the scriptures because his words are meant for all of humanity, let alone the House of Israel.
Jacob is important because he is another witness that God's plan to send Jesus as Savior was not because Israel failed as a nation; but as a continuation of the original plan from the beginning using Israel as a spiritual vehicle to ensure His Plan of Salvation for humanity went forward.
Remembering the days long gone and walking down memory lane are supposed to be pleasant things. Some times living through the change is not so easy.
This article discusses the permissiveness of society in ways, perceptually innocent ways that work to undermine the happiness of each person when society defines everything as happiness except reason.
What are those who die doing if there is life after death? They are doing something because God reveals that there is eternal life with Him or in Hell. What are they up to?
Music has a powerful effect on the hearts of people to bring us to God. Kanye West is using his talents to show his faith? Yes! His faith sounds good. Jesus Is King. Yeezy For Jesus!
What happens around us when we are deep in thought, not noticing even our own reflection? come and read.
October 14 is the day recognizing Columbus for his heroic voyages that introduced traffic to the Americas from Europe. Once a celebrated pioneer, Columbus, in the last few decades is depicted as a greedy conquerer, an imperialistic plague.
A colleague suggested God failed His people, all of them--every creation. I took the opinion that what colleague saw as a failure was a misinterpretation on his part. Read and see if the fantastic explanations herein are more believable than God being a Failure for Adam, Eve, Cain, and Able.
Columbus himself wrote that he was driven by the hand of God to go west to eventually open the hidden potential in the lands he called the Indies. Was he a harbinger of death or a bringer of hope? Why can't he be both?
When people challenge ideas to which we hold dear, we look for ways to rationalize those beliefs to settle our minds in case a point we heard caused dissonance, a dissonance we would rather live with than change from well-ingrained beliefs.
Comments sometimes read like poetry as did one man's as he described his belief about God. Each point stood alone as emblazoned accusations against the omnipotence of God. I framed his thoughts into a poem.
Modern society is full of questions, reasonable ones that deserve answers--from God! Let's discuss each accusation and attempt to fathom an understanding if God is a failure with angels.
Ultimately, opinions, no matter how reasoned are just Opinions. Merit, fortunately, goes to those opinions formed based on overt thought and a willingness to change if further wisdom comes about to challenge long-held conclusions.
As humans, should we have compassion for people and offer a willingness to include them? Has no one ever allowed themselves to endure a moment or two of discomfort to spare the comfort of another person? Is that not civil?
Poetry is an outward expression of an inward fascination in a structured medium or a free-flowing potpourri of words. This article is about Abecedarian poems in response to Ann Carr's challenge.
As painful as this mortal experience is for many of us, this life is the greatest opportunity for any man or woman to become perfected and holy because in it we can change.
This article asserts the part imperfections in all arrays and severity afflicts the human race because of the choices made in the Eden Garden and its effect on the development of each of the countless lives ever sent to the blue globe of Earth since its formation.
Experts give, if nothing more than an illusion of it, the idea of a guarantee, a deflection of worry. Trust is what experts represent to the world, professionalism.
Watered Down Black refers to the level of melanin a person of African heritage has in his or her skin in conjunction to American identity and cultural experience.
A story at a church meeting about how a daily jog can be a microcosm for the life of a Saint.
Christ did not do away with tithing. He fulfilled the law of tithing, requiring not only a tenth of increase but the giving of EVERYTHING to the church and having the Apostles redistribute it back to each member of the Church of Christ as need demanded.
For the Black man who is called the n-word or the white man who is called racist, the feelings are not equal in nature, but the hurt of receiving either epitaph can cause offense that lasts a lifetime. Such is the case in the following story mentioned in the Bible.
The worth of a man's soul is valued at more than 2000 pigs at least and the life of the only begotten Son of God at most.
With a certain moral brush have I painted the Savior into a box of perfection of my own making based in the cultural prejudices and rules of my time. How could Jesus, the most peaceful and loving, be so selfish and callous?
Another option is Cain and Abel were two among many siblings in existence at the time.
Black History is about the homes and families of the average Black man or woman that worked as a cog in the machinery of society making it turn and operate reasonably.
Free speech is a hallmark of free society. It is the bedrock upon which all freedom stands. If ever that foundation becomes sandy, democracy sinks into the quicksand that results from the crumbling of that God-given infrastructure.
Focusing on what we can do to bring our wives happiness does not mean we subvert our own but include our best friend's as much as we would want them to include what makes us happy as their own.
Whether real or imagined, even today we may feel like Whites curse us and talk about us in derision. They hate us for being different and for reminding them of the evil they perpetuated toward our ancestors. They despitefully used us and abused us and persecuted us for years!
A group of teenagers waited for the bus ride away from their activity when a social storm coalesced erupting into political diatribe and rhetoric.
Thousands of years ago, and even two seconds ago, slavery in some form has existed within humanity. Slavery is not unique to any race or culture any more than is a loaf of bread.
Every relationship wants to be united as a single organization of complementary ideas and function--not equal partners but complementary partners with equal worth.
People who read the words writers put forth elicit confidence that connections with strangers are made. Here is an ode to the reader.
The shutdown is over, but not the looming threat if funding for the wall does not occur. Holding America hostage is not a viable plan to garner trust.
So much can happen in a year. The way things begin are not necessarily the way things will end. This is a tribute to 2018 and a Welcome to 2019
During this article points about the existence of White privilege as a function of cultural and racial preference (described errantly in Pop culture as racism) while not being racist itself receive attention for consideration.
This article is about how both Shapiro and I, a proponent of the existence of White privilege (sort of), are correct all by the existence of the flesh-colored band-aid.
There is a claim from a few that because those alleged victims of Robert Kelly are not White, allegations against Kelly do not receive the same consideration.
The focus here is not necessarily the doctrine which will cause a spectrum of agreeance, but the way the pattern of family discord continued following mortality when Adam and Eve's family began to grow.
Is it odd to think the first parents had other children that those specifically mentioned in Genesis? Odd it is indeed unless there was more truth out there to factor into the equation, which there is. In this article perspective on the succession of the priesthood authority, God entrusted with Adam
This article is in support of things expressed of forgiveness the elixir and the miracle.
Effects of the fall discussed in the article apply to all of humanity in one degree or another. With each passing year since the fall of mankind from immortality, all corruption grows more corrupt and the elements cease to obey their original command more quickly.
Adult children need to become curious to leave home. Like Eve, curious to know how to keep all of the commandments God gave, including the forbidden fruit. She was willing to risk it all to know how to gain the knowledge of God, and she did. She risked and lost her life.
The wall, though. Like I said it seemed good initially. Now, I am against it. Don't stop reading, Mr. President. I can explain what changed.
This article explains asserts that no longer are the sins of the first humans condemning their offspring to eternal death. All humans endure the test of life by their merit after the grace of Christ is applied to all of their sins.
Experiencing the ability to die was one of many things that Adam and Eve would learn from mortality. This article covers how the new temporary life became a was like leaving home.
Accidental Death and Murder, are not so easy to accept. These are the conditions created by the first people. Conditions that have a purpose for good, but are unpleasant to experience.
Humanity has a death sentence that will occur in either old age or somewhere in the continuum between birth and maturity. Some will sit and fear its coming, some will not think of death until it occurs to a close relation, others will welcome it and even try to rush it along. All will experience it.
What should we as a people do when thousands are begging to get into a country that claims to offer refuge for the downtrodden historically when it also fears the threat of terrorism and crime? It is complicated.
So What is man's best friend name? Discussed here is the importance of naming a dog, and how it forms the emotional bond to the dogs we love because dogs have personality.
Many people have lost loved ones during the holidays, which causes that holiday to be associated with death and misery. There is no faulting the person for doing that. or there should be no fault against the person.
A special time of year filled with wonder and cheer, Christmas brings back fond memories of love and acceptance, good food and presents.
Adam and Eve had hope in a plan of salvation that God prepared before the world was organized. Following is perspective on the First Couple, the true first King and Queen's exodus from heaven on Earth.
Fruitful defined is to bear fruit, a yield of fruit that is good. This bounteous descriptor and action apply to all aspects of life, starting of course with God's decree to have many offspring. Anxiously engaged in a GOOD cause producing GOOD results are what the Lord desires of His children.
This dominion came with a price tag. Adam and Eve had to subdue it, tame it. Work was involved. Getting to know the Garden and how it grew, not conquer, but subdue.
Adam and Eve's injunction to multiply and Replenish the world was one of the four (4) commandments God gave: --> Do not eat the forbidden fruit --> Oversee the Garden and the Earth --> Populate the Earth with people
Who thinks of growing up to become God? Jesus Christ thought about that, and He was God in the flesh. He thought that because it is possible by His own admission.
Creation is the power of intelligent beings, inherited from God who is the Master Creator. Human beings are the offspring of God with the power of God to create.
God's power over life and death, salvation to the soul and creation itself are beyond human comprehension unless God reveals it and all people benefit from it in every nation.
God's power is in the love that He has for all things who in turn honor Him with obedience to the laws He set for them, we call laws of nature. This article speaks on the power of God and how it relates to cleansing the inner vessel of man.
In this article, the goodness of God is a way that we as seekers of goodness can learn how to cleanse our vessels to become pure and clean spiritually. The key to learning about God's goodness is seeking to be good. Because our behavior is what comes out of man.
God's atonement is the highest form of Love because He laid down His mortal life for all humans, paying the price for sin through suffering until death. What better way to show someone love than to lay down life itself?
The purpose of life is to prepare to meet God. What better way to prepare than in giving to others the things that they need?
The warmth at Christmas time comes in many forms and from the most unexpected places. In the following true story, the warmth at Christmas was real and palpable from the heart to the skin and vice-versa.
The true meaning of a racist, or racism is lost to the connotation dragon of pop culture. In this article, the differences between what is racism and what is prejudice receive attention.
God desires people to communicate with Him. In answer to those prayers of faith, He will send the Spirit to testify of the truth of the thing the petitioner desires. How is that a psychological benefit?
God designed the universe to do what it does. The planets stay in their orbits around the star called the sun because it is written in the code. The word or code of God, The Master Scientist, runs through the universe. Humans do what their maker does, create and build.
Parents are to children as God the Father is to the human race. With all the confusion in the world over religion, it is easy to dismiss this simple truth of all humans being related. Accept that truth, then the other truths make sense.
This light-hearted article is about how foolishness is a part of life and we should learn from it when we can. Let's face it. Some of us will never learn because we are fools for life. Some of us are fools for life over a few things, while others are fools over everything!
To the world, the Bible may appear full of wonder and fascinating tales, and it is! More than the great stories, the Bible offers a real and powerful testimony of God and the divinity of Jesus Christ as His son.
Change can be the pure liquid oasis of light, a respite in the desert of darkened minds. In this article, the sons of King Mosiah find the truth after experiencing their Mecca-experience while going about trying to tear down the faith of their father's nation.
Pharisees and Scribes took offense at the disciples of Jesus Christ not holding to the rules of spiritual hygiene. Jesus took that opportunity to show those leaders what it means to truly be clean.
Somewhere in the centuries after God gave that initiative, the people left out the inward vessel cleansing, Christ meant for them and for us to keep ourselves clean and worthy on the outside as well as the inside.
Is it so odd that all the drama in this universe is based on a disagree that started among family? As a way to get revenge against his brother and snub his father, Lucifer tempts away the people of the world to rebel as he did in heaven.
A reflective poem about being the refugee in the stories of our lives.
Amulek and his companion face a public gathering in Ammonihah where lawyers aim to use the faith of its citizens to silence these preaching detractors of their lifestyles. Offended enough, the people would support the officers of the law to take the men before a judge
A window can allow seeing in and out of a structure to get some idea of what might be inside. The structure is my heart and mind, my imagination! From the structure of my imagination, maybe a door will open to entertainment.
The reality of education is it happens no matter if the teacher means to teach it or not. This article contains information that public teachers have experience as modern teachers in Western culture.
In this article, the sons of an ancient king receive attention who went out seeking for themselves. What they found changed the course of life for thousands of people for generations.
In this article is the celebration of the Love I speak of, Mother. Mother died July 11, 2018, in her sleep. Mother's birthday is October 16 through 18. I will explain.
In this article, the ancient American Lawyer Zeezrom questions a preacher, Amulek, about God trying to find an occasion to trip him in his words so that charges can allow Zeezrom to earn his living in prosecution before judges. The lawyer's only reason for questioning the man is for a profit.
This article highlights an ancient discussion that took place between a lawyer and a preacher about devotion God and the love of money. How can a Saint know if he or she is truly devoted to God?
An outstanding writer by the name of Ann Carr issued the challenge to try out the new things we have learned in the article she wrote. This is my submission to her challenge. Enjoy.
This tithing relationship with God is not one-sided in nature. God expects us to show our devotion by giving back a tenth or ten percent of what He gives us annually. In return, He challenges us to test Him.
What was the significance of that act? What does the Savior mean when He says to “suffer the children to come unto” Him? Let us explore together what the Savior meant and see if we do not gain understanding into each of our roles, individually in suffering the Children.
In my mind, I pictured the Savior standing in the distance. My path was clear before my feet which led to Him. When the singer melodiously provided the invitation to come unto Him, in my heart I went.
It is a sign of engagement and entertainment? As strange as it may sound to some, it is important that adult students are engaged and entertained. There is no better way to engage and entertain a student than to encourage participation and let...
Going deep sea diving is not the most thrilling prospect for people like me. I mean, I have seen the movies like Deep Blue Sea, with one of my favorite actors Samuel L. Jackon, where people journey deep below the ocean water and something horrific...
In this article Satans imitation of God to feed his need to be worshipped receives some attention.
This tithing relationship with God is not one-sided in nature. God expects us to show our devotion by giving back a tenth or ten percent of what he gives us annually. In return, he challenges us to test him. He challenges us to let him prove to us he is faithful in our support.
Helaman, the son of Alma the Younger, the son of Alma the founder of the Church of Christ among the Nephites, would have the opportunity to carry on the spiritual legacy of his grandfather.
The only way to destroy an American nation is from internal strife and irreligious society. This goes for all people who settle here, including those who became slaves. This article is about the chosen nature of Americans of faith, particularly the Black Americans.
This article offers perspective on how the Restored Gospel can take the lives of people and turn them into Saints, specifically Black lives that also matter.
Helaman, the son of Alma the Younger, the son of Alma the founder of the Church of Christ among the Nephites, would have the opportunity to carry on the spiritual legacy of his grandfather. Part Two
Many elements determine how the Gospel can help any society. It can help the Black community in ways that will only become aware when the benefits become effective in the lives of the individuals involved. This article is about the Restored Gospel being that Change!
It was cold, and the tire was flat. We were up a mountain somewhere in Southern Utah trying to get to Salt Lake City the back way. This is the second article about being Trapped in Utah.
Amalickiah, an ancient American leader, equivalent to Hitler in destruction, caused a bloody series of war among the Nephite and Lamanite Civilizations in The Book of Mormon. This is the second Article.
Of all the kings of all the people of the Lamanites, The Book of Mormon presents Amalickiah as the most ruthless and ambitious! This is the first of three articles about him.
In this article, I will touch on the very nature of what it means to live in Western society as I expose a piece of our society that we may not know exists within us.
The Black community is destroying itself trying to be so separate from everybody else that it fails to see that being separate does not make a people exceptional. Solutions and opinions to Black Lives that Matter in this article.
I want you to know reader, that I was at the lowest point of discouragement I could be and still call myself a Christian when we started this Utah journey. This is the first installment of being trapped in Utah.
The tree's fruit had the power to alter the chemical makeup of Adam and Eve's physical bodies. It would change their neurological constitution and cause the poisonous blood to flow through their veins that causes decay and degeneration.
It is celebrated in American media. We make fun of the good guy who follows all the rules and find a way to turn him or her into a bad guy! Look what DC did to the story of Superman!
Cults start because of the psychological hold that the leaders of a religion have over their followers. There are signs of cultish behavior. The first sign is making excuses for the abuser to justify the behavior. #3
All humans belong to God and He wants all of humanity to be with Him. “God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life,” John 3:16.
What is so destructive about such a constructive political movement? In the wake of the movement, traditionally good institutions are maligned and villainized.
The atonement of Jesus Christ is the process of being at one with Him. He pays the penalty for all the bad in each of our lives by taking it away from us.
King Benjamin wanted to have a legacy of freedom also--one that freed his people from ignorance of the love of God. In this article is written the teachings of King Benjamin about the freedom of those who do and believe the word of God.
In this article is discussed the message King Benjamin wanted to give his subject, the same one of belief. He wanted to take them out of spiritual slavery and the bondage of ignorance to worship Jehovah in purity.
The devil and one-third of the host of heaven, all of the living 7 billion (plus) people, and all dead people since the time of Adam, who have not been resurrected, simultaneously live on this planet called earth!
That is the great mystery solved--heaven is on earth! When the spirits of the dead leave their bodies, they don't go floating off to some distant ethereal realm in a parallel universe!
Jesus wanted to impress upon the minds of people that God is a rewarder of all them who follow Him no matter when they begin; the promise to them is the same as it was to the first.
It is really important for me to answer those questions honestly so that I can know how to approach God for help in changing if I find my answers unacceptable. Maybe there are Christians out there who have thought of these things?
Even after I had found God and converted to Christ, I could not reconcile theses long-held feelings of doubt in the very story that set Jesus apart from all men and women born, Immaculate Conception.
Eating and substance abuse occur commonly enough in society to cause a growing concern as the number of cases of the varied disorders increase.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been trying to define itself to the world ever since its formation in upstate New York in 1830 with six active members.
Comments sometimes deserve their own article! All of the most provocative and humorous ones have a story to tell. Read the story!
Jesus, the God, gave the Law of Moses and completed it at the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea in a glorious resurrection. This article is about the seven occurrences in Abinadi's life that made him a shadow of things to come in the life of Jesus.
The list of seven things that shows how the lives of Abinadi and Jesus parallel making Abinadi a shadow of what was to come with Christ's life.
Abinadi's life was not his own. He was a walking prediction. His ministry to King Noah and his priest paralleled Christ's ministry so much that this article is one of several that focus on the seven things they shared in their ministries in common.
In this article, the authority of Abinadi is discussed. The life of Abinadi is virtually unknown until his public ministry. He appears on the public scene, preaches his message, and suffers his fate with the same determination as would his coming Messiah Jesus Christ.
Abinadi. like John the Baptist, was a forerunner of Christ. His purpose was to prepare the way before the coming of Messiah. His purpose was to prime the people to receive their King.
Mormon doesn't have a church. Wanting to have us called by the person whom we worship is not trying to deny who we are. We are finally admitting to the world emphatically who we are. We are Christ's chosen people.
This article covers the challenges faced by a nation, more particularly the commanding officer of the military of this nation and how he dealt with the political intrigue. Part A
Because of the covenant that God made with the modern Church of Jesus Christ, a government was inspired into existence that makes it almost impossible to turn the people against Christ, almost. Article One
Because of the covenant that God made with the modern Church of Jesus Christ, a government was inspired into existence that makes it almost impossible to turn the people against Christ, almost. Article Two
Because of the covenant that God made with the modern Church of Jesus Christ, a government was inspired into existence that makes it almost impossible to turn the people against Christ, almost. Article Three
Would you listen to a celebrity if he or she asked you to make a life change?
Would you listen to a celebrity if he or she asked you to make a life change? It could happen. It did happen!
Industry standards change rapidly in the information age calling for a solid foundation of experts who can provide the necessary training to facilitate seamless transitions from one system to the next. Part 2
Ancient prophets saw my life! This is what they saw: me crushing on a White girl and learning how to learn that White people are not stuck in the 1800's? This is part seven.
The leadership gets it. The rest of us Mormons still need to work on it. Being Black and Mormon in America is volumes of books waiting to be written condensed into articles. This is part four.
The leadership gets it. The rest of us Latter-day Saints still need to work on it. Being Black and Latter-day Saint in America is an experience that could fill volumes of books, condensed here into articles.
The leadership gets it. The rest of us Latter-day Saints still need to work on it. Being Black and a Latter-day Saint in America is volumes of books waiting to be written and condensed into articles.
The leadership gets it. The rest of us Latter-day Saint still need to work on it. Being Black and Latter-day Saint in America is volumes of books waiting to be written condensed into articles.
Schizophrenia describes a collection of disorders that have a connection to hallucinations of the sensory organs and delusions at a minimum.
As a partner in this great plan of salvation Jesus executed along with Adam & Eve, mankind would be tried and tested with the opportunity to live again in the presence of God. Adam and Eve Fell but Christ Redeemed through His Atonement.
As a partner in this great plan of salvation Jesus executed along with Adam & Eve, mankind would be tried and tested with the opportunity to live again in the presence of God. This is part one.
The truth is, we do not know for sure. There is no proof that God did not use evolution regarding animals. There is no evidence that it occurred on earth. This is Part one.
For every yin, there is a yang. In this article is written information about the dark angels.
Angels come in many classes of which are listed a few here.
Our lives extend beyond eternity because we lived with God as spirits for eternity learning to become like He is and maturing to a point where He could send us to progress more on earth. Part one.
Our lives extend beyond eternity because we lived with God as spirits for eternity learning to become like He is and maturing to a point where He could send us to progress more on earth. Part Two
Our lives extend beyond eternity because we lived with God as spirits for eternity learning to become like He is and maturing to a point where He could send us to progress more on earth. Part Three.
The purpose of this article is to be funny. It can cause you to laugh out loud or smirk a bit. It may offend you a little depending on how well I put the words together
Language can be defined as a form of communication that allows intercourse between multiple people, is arbitrary (in words individually), generative (in word placement), and constantly evolving.
It is true that some Saints believed, and many still do believe, that African Blacks carry the mark of the curse of Cain through Ham and his wife Egyptus in the form of a high concentration of melanin. This is part one.
The Church was not the only mostly White religion that taught along the lines of a curse on Blacks due to being the descendants of Cain; however, it was the only church claiming to be the Lord's restored church at the time. This is part two.
Jealous Cain could not see past his own lust, which with the help of Satan became a blood lust. He called himself according to Moses Master Mahan. The great secret was that he could murder and get gain without getting found out--or so he thought. This is the conclusion of the 4-part series.
This is the third installment of the sad tale regarding Cain and Abel. This article will focus on the actions Cain took to become the person of infamy he is today and what Adam and Eve did to recover.
Adam and even taught their children the gospel, but apparently, the serpent in the garden, Satan, was not through with Adam and Eve. Since he could not tempt them away from God to worship him, he did so with the other humans. This is part two of a four part series
In this series of articles following is the truth about the brothers Cain and Abel. Of course, no treatment of the family of Adam and Eve is complete without touching a little on the first parents themselves. This is part one of four.
Adam was created first and Eve second. God took of the elements of the earth and created two beings to populate a planet! The scriptural account states that Eve was taken from the rib of Adam. This is Part One of their real story.
The nationalities of Black American ancestors are a mystery for the great majority of the group. Slavery stripped this group of the choice to decide to merge with American culture. This is part two of The Truth About Being Black in America
The Book of Mormon testifies that Jesus Christ IS truly the Savior of all mankind and not just a man who led a small cult of people away from traditional Judaism. This is Part Two
We learn from Moroni's writings the precarious nature of his existence as he records ". . .after the great and tremendous battle at Cumorah, behold, the Nephites who had escaped into the country southward were hunted by the Lamanites, until they were all destroyed."
This is about the life of Captain Moroni. He was a patriot and a man of God who did not fear to fight for his country and his Faith! Part Two covers Moroni's character and honor.
Debauchery surrounded Mormon on every side it appears as he mentions in his record. The role he took as a military leader in a crumbling society receives attention in this article.
Mormon was a philosopher and literary genius. Following will be a look into the life of Mormon, the most famous Mormon in the world.
This article is a continuation of the critique of the critique of the Book of Mormon by noted and celebrated writer Mark Twain. In
The father of American literature, of course, would have an opinion on the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ since it claims a uniquely American origin. Who better to take to task the "Mormon Bible?"
In this article grief and loss receive attention--how it is okay that we process them very individualistically.
Ann Carr issued a challenge that all interested readers would take one of the photos at the beginning of that article and write a descriptive piece by poem or story. This is my contribution to the challenge.
Dementia is a general term used to describe any condition that impairs memory, language, reasoning, attention, perception, or problem-solving. Here are ways we adjusted to having a relative with dementia. It may help you.
The confession that I make for all living adults is: We don't know everything.
Faith is the final frontier of human exploration. Though it was not his purpose to do so, Gene Roddenberry and his subsequent Star Trek universe creators set in course what all Religions promise in some form, which is peace on Earth.
The racial history of The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints is one of inclusion, despite its specific segregation of its Black members from priesthood service and temple sacraments.
The leadership gets it. The rest of us Latter-day Saints still need to work on it. Being Black and a Latter-day Saint in America is volumes of books waiting to be written condensed into this article.
It has been years since anyone she knows has visited her. Another tear leaps into the lined face of the woman from her eyelash as she sits staring into the wall wondering where life has gone.
Are not the stories of any writer a reflection of what is in the reservoirs of that writer's soul? Is that why we can be as protective as a mother bear over her cubs when editors try to change our cubs--books!?
With the changes that have come to the hubber community, it would be easy to focus on that negativity and fester in it. Nothing good would come of it
After the death of their beloved leader Joseph Smith, a dejected group of American Saints began a long pilgrimage to the unknown lands of the West to forge a new home in the Rocky Mountains. No group of Americans had done this before. These people,...
Recently, I looked in the mirror and saw something that triggered many different emotions. Before I confess it, I do not believe I am alone in it.
Getting older can be a great comfort. However, I am not writing to talk about those—the comforts. I want to confess, and not only for myself. I confess for all the 40 somethings! Is that possible?
I have the natural gift of looking and sounding younger than what I am, by about 15 years or so. This blessing has allowed me to have some unique encounters with people.
Would you listen to a celebrity if he or she asked you to make a life change?
This will not stop all of it, but it will make it harder for the predators to have easy access. As embarrassing as this is for me and others, Me Too.
This is a Christmas challenge to retell the Christmas story in a genre-specific way that is unique and engaging. You be the Judge. This short story is my SCI-FI attempt.
A dramatization of the Christmas story from the perspective of Mary and Joseph. What if your body was to be the home of a God? What would you say if your fiance was pregnant with someones else's kid?
Analyst and reporters decry the words of the US president angling that it will undo decades of diplomacy. Of course, it will.
The challenge is to tell the story from genre perspectives by December 25, which is the cut-off day for the challenge. We as participants in the Challenge will read all the entries & judge them.