Inspiraction (The Compound of Inspiration and Action)

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Maybe it is a little unclear how my postings make it on to prisontemple.com, since I am in prison, the confusion would be understandable. I do not have access to the Internet, nor to a computer for that matter. I never will for the remainder of my stay. So how do the thoughts and feelings of my heart and mind make it into a blog …

Prepare Every Needful Thing

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Section 109 of the Doctrine and Covenants is a prayer offered up by the prophet Joseph Smith at the dedication of the Kirtland Temple. I’d like to first point out that in the section heading it states that “this prayer was given to him by revelation,” which in and of itself is pretty kind of amazing. God is giving Joseph Smith, the exact words to …

“I Can Do It Myself”

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When I was a boy there was a miniature golf park over by Amphi High School called “Goofy Golf.”  It was owned by some members of the church and so was quite popular among the LDS people in the area.  In fact, to me “Goofy Golfing” was miniature golfing – kind of like Kleenex is to tissue.  We all called it “Goofy Golfing.” We’d go …

The Shivering Truth

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Technically I guess you can consider me residing in the Bible Belt of America. I grew up out West, so I have never really experienced the kind of churchin’ they do over here. Heavenly Father blessed me with this whole prison experience to get to know it really well. The administrative chaplain here organizes group meetings for all the different religions; Judaism Muslim, Rastafarian, Native …

House Rules (Part III)

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Yesterday was Sunday, the Sabbath, and for obvious reasons I feel the veil is particularly thin during these sacred days. Thus my Sundays are when I usually get inspired and choose to be led by the spirit with what I should write about next. Yesterday was no different, the experience I had in my PrisonTemple that I wrote about in House Rules (Part I) taught …

House Rules (Part II)

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The implications of the use of the words “house rules” still infatuates me. In my understanding of the gospel in the way the universe works, I often fall prey to the thinking that our Heavenly Father is bound, and by being bound He is powerless. There are laws to the universe that God must obey, otherwise He would cease to be God. We also know …

House Rules (Part I)

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Have you ever reached the point in your journey when you have been torn between two worlds? “Fence sitting” I guess is the way we describe it in the church. Inside, you know with all your heart, the life of righteousness that Christ laid out is the only way to true happiness. You have been taught it. You have even lived it most of your …

A Powerful Lesson Where The Lord Helped Me Teach With Inspiration

Michael Claridge Michael 2 Comments

I was asked to give a talk in Sacrament Meeting on 8/21/2016. The subject I was asked to speak about was Home Teaching and Visiting Teaching. For the next couple of weeks I prepared a talk about diligent Home Teaching.  I’ll admit, what I prepared was basically a “guilt them into it” kind of talk.  I’ve pulpit pounded before, and that was the talk I …