“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 …

A Powerful Lesson Where The Lord Helped Me Teach With Inspiration

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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 …

It’s Past Time To Awaken To Our Awful State

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I experienced an incredible revelation the other day right in the middle of an endowment session in the Gilbert Temple. At first, as I thought about it, I felt it was a personal revelation that I should not share with the world, but as things have unfolded I have come to learn that it is of utmost importance to share with those who have eyes …

I’m An Arrogant Fool, And I Humbly Apologize

Michael Claridge Humility, Michael 3 Comments

I’m a fool and extremely arrogant to think I could impel my viewpoints upon another human, and I humbly ask for your forgiveness. Please I implore you, allow me to share with you the paramount lesson I learned today:  First I have to say I didn’t get much sleep last night.  I couldn’t sleep. It was late into the night and I was churning and …

Men’s Hearts Shall Fail Them

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91 And all things shall be in commotion; and surely, men’s hearts shall fail them; for fear shall come upon all people. (D&C 88:91) 66 But before that day he saw great tribulations among the wicked; and he also saw the sea, that it was troubled, and men’s hearts failing them, looking forth with fear for the judgments of the Almighty God, which should come …

The Harvesting of Latter-Day Saint Fruit

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What Does It Mean To Be A Saint? I was feeling lonely today. That happens. I deal with it. One of the ways I deal with it is to reread letters Lindon has written me. As I was thumbing through some of his letters I came across a reference that Lindon had made to one of the ‘Golden Plates’ I had sent him. I looked …

Let The Miracles Flow

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My son Levi married his sweetheart this last week. I asked him how the day went, and his response was, “It was perfect.” I have to agree; it was a perfect day. There were several miracles that happened leading up to, and on the day that made it especially perfect for me. Interestingly enough this post is a continuation of the “Let” post I wrote …

Let it Flow, Let it Flow

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45 Let thy bowels also be full of charity towards all men, and to the household of faith, and let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly; then shall thy confidence wax strong in the presence of God; and the doctrine of the priesthood shall distil upon thy soul as the dews from heaven. (D&C 121:45) I would like to dedicate several posts on PrisonTemple to this …

Keep Telling Yourself Rational Lies and Fluffy-Warm-Fuzzy Doctrines

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I pray that what I have to say today will be understood. I have contemplated for several months now how best to write about this subject, where it would have enough oomph to cause positive inspired change in the course of our lives. Unfortunately what I would like to discuss is something that rides very close to the surface, and many people’s feelings are tender …