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Is Satan Afraid of God?

Don - December 1, 2007

We are usually afraid of someone if they have power over us or our situation. We are afraid of our parents because they can punish us. We are afraid of our boss because he/she can fire us. We are afraid of some people because they can control or influence others who effect us.

But what about Satan?


Would God Make a Good Dad?

Don - November 29, 2007

We hear in many talks the comparison between being an earthly father and our Heavenly Father. How much we love our children but how much greater love God has for his children. I’m not disputing any of that….but would He make a good dad? (more…)

Which Sins Do You Confess To The Bishop?

Don - November 24, 2007

I home teach a person who asked me this question.

I can remember when I was serving in the Bishopric and during a youth interview the young lady I was interviewing started to tell me about a situation she was in. I quickly stopped her, told her I wasn’t the one to talk to. Since it was a sin of morality I told her to talk to the Bishop.

But where is the line drawn? (more…)

How Involved Is God?

Don - November 8, 2007

When God created this world He set things in motion. He seems to have known when certain spirits needed to be placed on this earth to accomplish specific missions. (does that only include only the important ones or does that include all of us…I don’t know) He obviously knew the details of His creation (more…)

You Can’t Make a Deal With God

Don - November 6, 2007

Have you heard it in your testimoney meetings – where the person tell of their experience. They promised God that they would do something if He would help them thru something, or bless them with something etc. And they tell it as a very spiritual, faith promoting experience.

God is Only Just in the End

Don - November 1, 2007

I just figured it out. God’s blessings come when He decides and many times that’s at the end — and I don’t mean the end of the trial — I mean THE end. (more…)

Blood Sausage Yummmm!

Don - October 5, 2007

We were taken to dinner the other night by a salesperson and that got me thinking. (more…)

What Good is Prophecy?

Don - October 4, 2007

My brother and I were having an off blog discussion about Gospel Doctrine class–boring–and an “advanced” scripture study. His premise was all we really need is faith, repentence baptism, the H.G. and endure to the end, all the rest is just fluff.

So the scripture stories (Daniel, Joseph, Esther, Joshua etc.) are important because they give us nice examples of what we should do and be. But what about the prophecies? (more…)

How Do You Know For Sure?

Don - September 17, 2007

One of our employees came to me the other day and asked me how I know Erlene (my wife) was the one for me. (more…)

Petty, Petty

Don - September 11, 2007

My wife and I just returned from the National Bridal Market in Las Vegas. There were booth after booth of Wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses, prom dresses, veils etc. etc.

At each booth there was a bowl of candy. (more…)

How Much Agency Do We really Have?

Don - August 4, 2007

It seems to me that everytime we choose we either limit future choices or we expand future choices. Maybe it’s just me, but it feels like my choices are getting more limited. And I’ve noticed that the choices that others make effect me and limit my choices even more. (more…)

Blessing The Sick, Why Doesn’t It Work?

Don - July 30, 2007

I was asked to administer to a lady we home teach. Whenever I finish an administration I always read to the individual from James:

God’s Dilemma

Don - June 26, 2007

It’s off to non-mormon bible study tonight. I have a difficult time understanding what the non-mormon world – born agains etc. – believe about why man was created. (more…)

Pres. Hinckley’s Birthday and Temple Service

Don - June 14, 2007

Did anyone else get the email going around asking us to attend the temple the week of President Hinckley’s birthday?

I got it twice in the past few days. (more…)

Non-Mormon Bible Study Scratches Me Where I Itch.

Don - June 9, 2007

My son and I drive 40 miles roundtrip every Tuesday night to attend a non-mormon Bible study. The “minister” is well know in the born again Christian community. He has produced commentaries on most every book in the Bible, has a regular radio spot and produces CDs on various religious, political, and Israel related topics.

When I’ve told members that I’ve purchased most of his O.T. commentaries and attend his lectures weekly I’ve gotten some results I didn’t expect. (more…)

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