(Moroni 7:15-17) There Is No Neutrality

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I just read (hot off the presses) Matt Walsh’s latest article, “Matt Walsh: Christians, it’s simple: if that TV show won’t bring you closer to God — don’t watch it,” and it is powerful. [Note: I find it very interesting that just yesterday I wrote a similar article regarding pretty much the very same subject. Don’t you find that interesting that the Spirit of Christ …

Honor Grade: The Great Plan of Suffering

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In my last post I explained to you all the recent events occurring in my life. I am at the mercy of God, and in miraculous ways He has allowed me a promotion in prison that I otherwise shouldn’t have been given. Yet here I am, wearing green pants inside a minimum security prison. This is every prisoners “dream.” In fact, I forgot to mention …

Green Clothes

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I must say, the past couple weeks have been pretty crazy. Such is life as a prisoner. I really don’t know where to begin? I guess for starters, I am no longer at Harnett Correctional working construction. You’ll never guess where I am now! I chuckle thinking about the implausibility of everything. It took me a days’ worth being handed off from prison bus to …

The Eternal Pattern of the Callout, Or, Preparing Your Heart In All Things Against the Day When Tribulation and Desolation Are Sent Forth (D&C 29:8)

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It is going to happen sometime in the future. The scriptures call it the Gathering, but many Latter-Day Saints have begun to call it the Callout, and many, many, many, many (did I say many?) Latter-Day Saints have never heard of it. And it has been my experience when they do hear about it they very quickly fall into one of three camps:  “Ain’t going …

“When In Prison, Do As the Prisoners Do”

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Last week I wrote about the heavenly vernacular. Today I want to share a little bit about prison talk. There is no other place on earth like prison. It has its own nuances, language, economy, caste system, traditions and rules. I’ll try to give you some examples. Our currency is postage stamps or “flags” as commonly known in prison. The price of each stamp differs …

The Language of the Elohim

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To facilitate my own personal study of the words and teachings of the leaders of the church, I’ve been taking a single talk a week from the last General Conference and dissecting it thoroughly. It has cause me to go slower than I normally would, as I have tried to squeeze out every last morsel of vitalizing nutrition. This past week I had the pleasure …

Hic Sunt Leones (Here Be Lions)

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As I sat down to pray about what I should write, a million ideas crowded my mind acquiescing for my attention. All felt too ripe for the mood I’m in. A small bat of depression has come over me lately. The likes I don’t actually understand. Depression hasn’t been a big side effect of my life…thank goodness. So to acquire a mutual declaration that my …

Positions Available: Finishers Wanted, Quitters Need Not Apply

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I watched a Tucker Carlson interview today where he spoke with an atheist activist about successfully shutting down an afterschool club that studied the Bible. Mr. Dan Barker was very pleased with the outcome on the standing that he’s done a good thing by getting this school to shut down this club. I listened, as the smug, self-righteous man patted himself on the back. But …