Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Photo Book

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Spot the differences!

One of these things is not like the other..... How many differences can you find?
One more

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Revelation

Which is a legitimate means and which is occult? (Not that anyone is reading the blog anymore)

*crystal ball
*still small voice
*ouija board
*dowsing rod
*tarrot cards
*warm fuzzy feeling
*magical compass

Please comment on your thoughts.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

How did we go ?

How did we go..........
From here:
How do we know then, what is “doctrine”, and what is not?
First it must generally conform to what has already been
revealed. “It makes no difference what is written or what
anyone has said,” wrote J. Fielding Smith, “if what has been
said is in conflict with what the Lord has revealed, we can set
it aside.” The standard works, he explains, are the “measuring
yardsticks, or balances, by which we measure every man’s
doctrine.”18

Harold B. Lee expressed similar thoughts when he taught that
any doctrine, advanced by anyone—regardless of position—
that was not supported by the standard works, then “you may
know that his statement is merely his private opinion.” He
recognized that the Prophet could bring forth new doctrine,
but “when he does, [he] will declare it as revelation from
God,” after which it will be sustained by the body of
Church
.19

The Prophet can add to the scriptures, but such new additions
are presented by the First Presidency to the body of the
Church and are accepted by common consent (by sustaining
vote) as binding doctrine of the Church (See D&C 26:2;
107:27-31).20

Until such doctrines or opinions are sustained
by vote in conference, however, they are “neither binding nor
the official doctrine of the Church.
21

How can we know if teachings, which have not been voted
upon, are true? J. Reuben Clark explains that when “we,
ourselves, are ‘moved by the Holy Ghost,’” then we know that
the speakers are teaching true doctrine. “In a way, this
completely shifts the responsibility from them to us to
determine when they so speak.”22

Written by Michael R. Ash for the Foundation for
Apologetic Information and Research (FAIR),
Copyright © 2003. www.fairlds.org
Sources:
18 Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation 3 vols. (Salt Lake
City: Bookcraft, 1955), 3:203.
19 John A. Tvedtnes, “The Nature of Prophets and Prophecy.”
(Unpublished, 1999, copy in my possession.)
20 See also Bradford and Dahl, 395.
21 Stephen E. Robinson, Are Mormons Christian? (Salt Lake City:
Bookcraft, 1992), 15.
22 J. Reuben Clark, Jr., “When are the Writings or Sermons of
Church Leaders Entitled to the Claim of Scripture?” speech given at
BYU, July 7, 1954, published in the Church News, July 31, 1954;
reprinted in Dialogue, 12:2, p. 68–69.

To here:

First: The prophet is the only man who speaks for the Lord in everything.

Second: The living prophet is more vital to us than the standard works.

Third: The living prophet is more important to us than a dead prophet.

Fourth: The prophet will never lead the Church astray.

Fifth: The prophet is not required to have any particular earthly training or credentials to speak on any subject or act on any matter at any time.

Sixth: The prophet does not have to say "Thus saith the Lord" to give us scripture.

Seventh: The prophet tells us what we need to know, not always what we want to know.

Eighth: The prophet is not limited by men's reasoning.

Ninth: The prophet can receive revelation on any matter, temporal or spiritual.

Tenth: The prophet may be involved in civic matters.

Eleventh: The two groups who have the greatest difficulty in following the prophet are the proud who are learned and the proud who are rich.

Twelfth: The prophet will not necessarily be popular with the world or the worldly.

Thirteenth: The prophet and his counselors make up the First Presidency--the highest quorum in the Church.

Fourteenth: The prophet and the presidency--the living prophet and the First Presidency--follow them and be blessed; reject them and suffer.

Ezra Taft Benson
Brigham Young University on 26 February, 1980

Changed the template

As the old background died. No one posts on here anymore. What happened, is blogging not cool anymore?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Maternity Store

So this is a shameless plug but it needs to be done nonetheless. I have been working on getting Maternal Instincts on the web and it is mostly done. You can find maternity clothes, nursing clothes, bras, children clothes, nursing supplies and such at or . Go ahead and tell all your friends and link to it all you want.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Happy Birthday

I know it's late in the day and all if not most of you have already wished a her a happy birthday, but why not one more time!

Happy Birthday Amanda! We love you and appreciate all that you do for our family.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Really A Sign From God, I Think Not

So facebook is going crazy with this picture and it is making me crazy. People we have real miracles in our lives everyday, we have the power of God, we have prayer, repentance, saving ordinances, salvation, Christ guidance and love. Those are the things that are real. I believe in Christ power and love and do not understand why people are so ready to have a deep spiritual experience over something with no merit as this. How about have a deep spiritual experience with your relationship with Christ. Everyone going all praise the lord with something like this just opens the LDS faith up to a torrent of criticism by showing we really are so shallow in our beliefs to be consumed by things that are nothing more than coincidence, photo shop. Whatever it is it is not grounded so I find it dangerous. I find it even more crazy that the entire town of Provo is moved to there very souls. I know there is tons of ignorance about my faith out there. I tire of hearing about Joe Smith, Moromon worship, no Christians, and the gold Bible. I understand that all of these comment are made from people who are ignorant to many things LDS, but really do we have to be ignorant as well. I hate the term Mormon we are simple letting others give us an generalization and do not care enough to let them know what we really believe. Mormon culture is nuts. While I love God and believe with every fiber of my being in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I would ask us all to use our brains and not be manipulated by, so called, signs by letting them define our belief. Letting others think we do is just as harmful. I am not saying I am not ignorant myself in some aspects of LDS faith. I am no doctrinal scholar. What I do have is faith and choose to ground my faith in the word of God. Merry Christmas may your live be filled with Christ spirit because he lives and is the Redeemer of our world. Stay grounded. (http://www.meridianmagazine.com/lds-church-updates/article/7018?ac=1)