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How Limited Is The Influence Of The Holy Ghost?

Don - June 4, 2007

I already know one of my big weaknesses….it’s discerning the the influence of the Holy Ghost in answer to my prayers. I wish he would talk louder. I’ve given some thought to this lately and I’ve decided he can’t! (more…)

The Shrinking Family – What’s the Cause?

Don - May 22, 2007

I’m old enough to have had all the kids we’re going to have, six. It was the perfect number for us, 3 girls, then we figured out what we were doing and had 3 boys.

Compared to other families in our ward and stake we were an average family. We knew many who had 9, 10, 12+. We were comfortable with our family size.

As the years have gone by the family size has shrunk, outside the church but even more so inside the church. (more…)

Employee Mentality?

Don - May 15, 2007

I know business owners and employees have two different perspectives about their business/job. As a business owner for lots and lots of years in lots and lots of different businesses I have found recently that employees have changed. (more…)

Why Was The Stone Rolled Away?

Don - April 9, 2007

Easter, what a glorious celebration. Going over the events of the death and resurrection brought a question to my mind. (more…)

Prayer, Where Do We Draw The Line?

Don - March 27, 2007

In my previous post I talked about how I struggle with prayer itself. I also struggle with what to pray about. (more…)

Prayer is Hard!

Don - March 26, 2007

Tithing is easy. Fasting is a piece of cake. Fast offering – no problem. Thou shalt not kill – a no brainer. Love God – sure. Scripture study – I love it. FHE when we had kids at home was a challenge, but not too bad. Home teaching, good companion, good families so it’s done monthly.

But prayer! UGH now that’s hard. (more…)

Amazing Grace

Don - March 13, 2007

For FHE we took two of our sons to see “Amazing Grace”. What a great movie.

A couple of things came out of our discussion about it. (more…)

Which Temple Covenants Am I Under?

Don - March 10, 2007

When I attend the Temple I do try and listen carefully or try and look at things differently to get a new perspective. I’ve listened and thought what if everything Satan says is a total lie. Then I would listen as if everything he said was almost totally true.

I thought of something different last night. Which temple covenants am I under? I took out my endowment before the big changes in the endowment took place. (more…)

The Most Profound Doctrine in Mormonism?

Don - February 28, 2007

What is the most profound doctrine in Mormonism? That’s a question I’ve given some thought to. We are so different from our Christian brothers and sisters and yet similar too. Many of our doctrines are generally accepted in the Christian world.

There are however many of our doctrines that are far from what would be termed normal christianity. (more…)

What’s in Your Phylactery?

Don - February 21, 2007

I recently taught a lesson where Christ was condemning the Jewish leaders for enlarging the borders of their garmets and their phylacteries.

The orthodox jews wear a leather box on their forehead and arm with certain scriptures written in them. (more…)

Garden of Eden – I Don’t Get It!?

Don - February 13, 2007

I feel that I pretty much understand our beliefs about the Garden of Eden. The temple helps clear up some areas that the scriptures tend to be a bit vague about.

What I don’t get it the rationale behind other church’s beleifs. (more…)

I Hate My Job – What About You?

Don - February 7, 2007

I have never worked for a company, punched a clock or had someone (other than my wife) to report to – job wise – since I graduated from college. I’ve owned several businesses and been in sales. Some of these jobs have provided great experiences, fun times, and a real feeling of job satisfaction.

My wife and I opened a bridal store 6 years ago. It’s been a challenge to say the least. (more…)

Nine Moons Logo Does It Again! Which Emails Bug You the Most?

Don - January 30, 2007

Great Logo Rusty. It is just so right on – don’t you get tired of the “investment” emails you get? I’ll bet I get at least two of these things a day.

The other emails I get tired of receiving are (more…)

Quirks During the Millenium

Don - January 19, 2007

I was reading “Jesus the Christ” and Talmage was discussing that there are no marriages performed in heaven. That got me thinking about the Millenium. (more…)

Why Do We Keep The Commandments?

Don - January 16, 2007

We all know D&C 130 the law says we keep a commandment we get the blessing. So is that it? We want the blessing so we keep the commandments with the expectation in mind? Or do we keep the commandments so we can have a temple recommend and we’ve been told that a temple recommend is a measurement of worthiness. (more…)

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