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Don't Forget About Liahona Children's Foundation

As we go through this festive time of year, we tend to think a little more about those who do not have as much as we do. I would like to remind any readers of this blog of the noble organization Liahona Children's Foundation. I've written much about them in the past (search the blog for it). Liahona is an almost entirely volunteer organization whose sole purpose is to provide nutritional supplements to malnourished LDS children worldwide. I encourage you to make a donation. It costs very little to prevent the loss of life and life-changing permanent disability caused by childhood malnutrition. There are also many opportunities to become more involved. At a minimum, you can use to make your normal purchases, which will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Liahona. I'd like to make a special plea to those who participate in "tithing groups." It is good to follow the promptings of the Spirit wherever the lead. However, please note that

Why you should want to survive the tribulation to come

It seems there is a sizable number of people who, when taught of the degree of suffering the coming tribulation will bring, say "I would rather die than go through that." The most important factor of survival is attitude. Your mental state can kill you faster than anything else, or can enable you to survive things that others would die just imagining. If you have already decided that life would not be worth living under certain conditions, you definitely will not make it. Here is why you might want to make it after all. First, most of those with whom I speak have children. While the suffering will be great for the parents, it will be far worse for the children. Children are not able to fend for themselves. They are not able to understand why bad things happen. They are more easily scared than adults and less able to cope with hunger, cold, fatigue, etc. What loving parent would adopt an attitude that assures their children will suffer more than they would otherwise? If you

New Book and Free Fireside Dec 11th, 5-7:30pm in South Jordan, UT

I will be releasing a new book called, "Teaching for Doctrines the Commandments of Men: Traditions in Modern Mormonism" shortly. As will all my books, it will be available on at print cost and free to download. This has been a tremendous amount of work, and I have been very anxious to finish and distribute this book. I am sure that anyone who reads the book will learn something new, but the main audience of the book is your friends and relatives who have not had the time or inclination to seriously study the scriptures or church history. This book is a one-stop-shop to help anyone in the church today to draw closer to Christ through the analysis of traditions they espouse that may limit that process. With so many friends and family members losing faith in God due to faith crises spurred by the discovery of unexpected church history or recent church policy, this book is as timely as it could be. The book is written deliberately in a way that dissects interwoven tr

They Were Eating and Drinking, Marrying and Giving in Marriage

In Matthew 24 we read this cryptic passage: 36But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 40Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 42Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. 44Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. 45Who then is a faithf

Survival Blog

I have spent a lot of time in the last year acquiring skills and equipment for the intent of surviving what is coming. I know that temporal skills and equipment are not a sufficient condition for survival. It would be an utter waste of time for someone who does not know God to prepare for the temporal destruction that is coming, because they aren't going to make it anyway. However, those who are repenting need to have faith in the descriptions God has provided of what is coming that they may be a blessing to those who they will associate with as the world crumbles who were not warned and did not have the means to prepare. With that in mind, I have created a separate blog where I catalog my findings and experience for the benefit of others so that they can accrue this knowledge and know what gear is worthwhile without having to spend as much time and money on it as I have. The blog is At present, I have a lot more material than I have time to