Family Sermons, Life, Politics, Religion

My Personal Declaration of Belief

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These things I do believe, a living document. I believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost; as separate and distinct individuals; unified in thought and purpose. They created this earth, and the heavens, and placed me here to grow and develop according to my own will and desires. They love…

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Facists, Life, Politics

An Open Letter to David Hogg

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Dear David I think you are a smart young man. Some people my age may try to say that teenagers are too inexperienced to be considered wise or smart. I disagree. When I was your age I was extremely bright. A fact that surprises me to this day close to fifty years later. Many of the so-called truths I discovered…

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Life, Politics

The right to life.

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“They have as much right to live as anything else! Really? I first heard this phrase a decade or two ago in a discussion about the reintroduction of wolves to the Yellowstone ecosystem. It confused me. Accordingly, I have thought about the phrase off and on ever since. Last week I happened across a petition protesting the legal hunting of…

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Life, Politics

Lessons from Sutherland Springs

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In support of our liberty, our lands, our wives, and our children, and our peace, that we might live unto the Lord our God. (Paraphrased from The Book of Mormon; Alma 42:10) The Sutherland Springs, TX shooting is horrific. Being a father of six wonderful children and a step-father to six more, I can’t imagine the horror and loss that…

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Family Sermons, Favorites, Life, Religion

A Death in the Family

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Today my Father-in-law passed away from complications following surgery. I did not know him extremely well but I found him to be a thoughtful man deeply interested in his community, culture and the mysteries of this life. It is of one of these so called mysteries I wish to write about today. Years ago I attended a seminar in which…

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Favorites, Life, Politics

Do Black Lies Matter?

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Trayvon Martin, a seventeen year old black man, was tragically and fatally shot in February of 2012. He was walking through a neighborhood, where he was not known and where recent burglaries had been committed by young black men. A local resident, George Zimmerman called the police and then followed him. There is little actual evidence about what happened next.…

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Favorites, Life, Politics, Religion

Is the U.S. offering up our daughters to government sponsored rape?

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 “… we need to pull our country back from the precipice that leads to hell.” –D.C. McAllister from the Federalist  Yesterday, as I write this, our Federal Government informed the school district in Palatine Ill, (on threat of lost funds originating from taxes) they must allow a transgender student, born male but identifying as female, full access to change and…

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Favorites, Life, Politics

Why Benghazi Lies Don’t Matter

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It is wrong to lie. Recently I listened to Megan Kelly’s interview with Charles Koch. I was impressed and judged him to be a highly principled, hardworking man; kind of heart and settled in a personal and corporate philosophy of what he considers to be right. Indeed, he often displayed the tender gleam in his eye of an old man…

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Favorites, Life, Politics

Of Guns and Idiots

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Quite a few years ago, my uncle remarried. With his new bride came an eighteen year old son that had been raised in the urban areas of New York. The rural western United States gave him quite a culture shock. For his part, he added a little fun and diversity to the family and, being a bit outgoing, his influence…

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