Stratego: The Game That Changed My Life

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One of my favorite past times is a good old game of Stratego. I don’t quite know why at such a young age the dynamics and understanding of the game solely dedicated to cold raw strategy came so easy to me, but I do know that I take an incredible amount of pride in the fact that of all the games and opponents I’ve played …

Humility Is The Key: Obe Style

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The bottomless vault of treasure humility offers is ever so present at this point in mine and my dad’s life. In our study together, we have arrived at the foundational truths that humility truly is the key to this mortal realm. I know it. I know it. I know it! So even though PrisonTemple is in its infant state, both of us cannot deny this …

Running Around With Rocks In Your Shoes (Part 3)

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You Are a Lover Not a Fighter! Have you ever heard that phrase? I think it’s a song too. But it’s true. Your spirit came from God, where perfect charity exists. You are not a fighter. You are a lover (someone who has charity, or the pure love of Christ). You are not your body. So how do you (your noble and great spirit) get …

Running Around With Rocks In Your Shoes (Part 2)

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Darkness and Light I want to now talk about something related and very important. How did Laman and Lemuel get past feeling the rocks in their shoes (1 Ne 17:45, Moroni 9:20, Eph 4:19)? They ignored and ignored and ignored their spirits, and the spirit of the Holy Ghost and the Light of Christ to the point that those lights were no longer luminescent within …

Running Around With Rocks In Your Shoes (Part 1)

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I had some inspiration this morning that I would like to start out with: Several years ago when my sons were in High School, and we were going through a particularly hard time, I sat them down and had them take their shoes off. I asked them to hand me their shoes and I put several stones inside each of their shoes, and then asked …

Rise Unto Your Destiny (Part 3)

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Now, for a stop at the current happenings of what I endure on a daily basis here at Brown Creek correctional Institute. After that first meeting with my Bishop when this all began, I attended the YSA ward pretty regularly for the four months before I was locked up. In these graciously God appointed months I had been given, I got to know the amazing …

Rise Unto Your Destiny (Part 2)

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Today I’d like to take you on that tour I promised to take you on. I’ll be your tour guide of the many evidences that our Heavenly Father is in every way, and every day a part of our lives. I feel by showing you how He was active in all the tiny details of my life you may begin to see how He is …

Rise Unto Your Destiny

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I suppose it was time that again for another dip in the roller coaster ride I call prison. Coming off a very depressing and difficult weekend I found myself writing a letter to Dad. As strange as it may seem, thoughts of any words escaped me and my ability to babble aimlessly seemed to have vanished. My soul was desperate, but my mind was empty. …

Handbook For The Elect (Humility Is The Key – Part 7)

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Doctrine and Covenants section 121 has been to me one of the greatest manuals on leadership and I have always felt it to be “The Handbook For The Elect Of God.” I do not intend to preach to you. Everything I now say I am speaking mostly to myself. I may point a finger in my words, but have four other fingers pointing back at …