Tuesday, December 31, 2019


Great talk I was recommending to my buddy down at the Cardston job center today:



Peter Anthony really lays it down as I understand it.

Even his counsel on just rolling with it and trusting God, the Great Scheduler to just order it all.  This recent firing really has driven that home for me.  It has been one of the greatest teaching moments/experiences for me.  And things have worked out just amazingly in a way that has gob-smacked me (and my wife).

Anyway, a great vid.  I could relate to so much on it including the love he felt while over on the other side.  I pity the non-koolaid drinkers who have never experienced it.  It is a rich and beautiful thing:



Great quote:

"Christ says no man knoweth the day or the hour when the Son of Man cometh. This is a sweeping argument for sectarianism against Latter day ism. Did Christ speak this as a general principle throughout all generations Oh no he spoke in the present tense no man that was then liveing upon the footstool of God knew the day or the hour But he did not say that there was no man throughout all generations that should not know the day or the hour. No for this would be in flat contradiction with other scripture for the prophet says that God will do nothing but what he will reveal unto his Servants the prophets consequently if it is not made known to the Prophets it will not come to pass; again we find Paul 1st of Thesslonians 5th Chapter expressly points out the characters who shall not know the day nor the hour when the Son of Man cometh for says he it will come upon them as the theif or unawares. Who are they they are the children of darkness or night. But to the Saints he says yea are not of the night nor of darkness of that that day should come upon you unawares. John the revelator says 14 chap 7th verse that the hour of his judgements is come they are precursers or forerunners of the comeing of Christ. read Matthew 24 Chap and all the Prophets. He says then shall they see the Sign of the comeing of the Son of Man in the clouds of Heaven. How are we to see it Ans. As the lighting up of the morning or the dawning of the morning cometh from the east and shineth unto the west—So also is the comeing of the Son of Man. The dawning of the morning makes its appearance in the east and moves along gradualy so also will the comeing of the Son of Man be. it will be small at its first appearance and gradually becomes larger untill every eye shall see it. Shall the Saints understand it Oh yes. Paul says so. Shall the wicked understand Oh no they attribute it to a natural cause. They will probably suppose it is two great comets comeing in contact with each other It will be small at first and will grow larger and larger untill it will be all in a blaze so that every eye shall see it."

(Joseph Smith, General Conference, April 6, 1843

Monday, December 30, 2019


Folks, another treasure my second mom had.  The guy who brought it across the plains was over in England preaching with Wilford Woodruff who was speculatively killed off by the banisters at the Bohemian Club in San Fran.  Which, if this is the case, they deserved the shaking and the fire 15 years later.  It has a terrible fate yet to come as does most of the West Coast.

Flouting good principle does not come without some heavy consequences....

Anyway, here is some sweet Americana of sorts.

The book is missing the first few pages, and the story goes that three fellows were caught in the open plains in a blizzard with no kindling to get a fire going.  The title pages were used to get it going.


Folks, I was over at the house of the gal my dad married after my mother died.  We had dinner and sat down for some convo.  She has been lonely since his passing.  I wish he had been able to hold it together for another decade, but he had no will to live after losing function after his stroke at 86 years old.  Way too active of a guy to put up with being wheelchair bound.

My second mom had an old 1897 hymn book with my favorite hymn (323) in it that I again snapped pics of.  It was penned by Eliza Roxcy Snow and showed her incredible literary skill and insight into some sweet mysteries:

Sunday, December 29, 2019


Folks, this is some sweet info I snagged off FB:

I thought I would share this in case any of you, like myself, had never heard of, or seen this just makes so much more sense, all the little details we do t always know - or are left out. WOW! I Love this so much!

“Mangers are odd little things. They're feeding troughs, of course. In ancient Israel, they were made of stone.

They're not super-comfortable, but you know what? In a pinch, they can be kind of protective.

That's why experts -priests who lived near Bethlehem, near a hill known for raising sacrificial lambs- would put lambs in them.

Not all the lambs; just the ones they thought were without blemish and suitable for the blood sacrifices that took place twice a day. Sacrifices to cover sin.

These were the lambs Bethlehem was famous for. There was a hill there with a tower, "Migdal Eder", and the flocks nearby were the ones that yielded lambs for sacrifice.

The priests wanted to keep the lambs without bumps and bruises. So they'd wrap them up tightly. They'd swaddle them, wrapping them in cloths, like precious and terribly fragile bottles of wine.

And they'd lay them in a manger.

"Manger" is only mentioned in one account of Jesus' birth. (It's in Luke.) And it makes sense. There's really only a small group of people who would understand it's significance. And they are the very ones who hear the words:

"You will find a baby wrapped in cloths, and lying in a manger."

Shepherds! The shepherds of the sacrificial flock.

They knew what the cloths and the manger meant.

"This will be a sign to you," the angel said. And it was. It wouldn't have been a sign to many. But to them? Most definitely. And this sign was staggering.

The long-expected King wasn't headed to a palace. No, this was going to be different.

He was going to be sacrificed.

They knew where the Messiah was born... but they also knew where He was headed.”

"Peace on earth
and mercy mild
God and sinners, reconciled."


This is a great photo montage and history of the transformation of this historical centrepiece of the Church.  Soon, it will be relegated to a secondary role as the Center stake rises to prominence.

But for now, it serves it’s purpose:

So excited to be able to go see it after it rises once again

Saturday, December 28, 2019


I avoid a lot of these groups like the plague, including PAP.

People tend to get radical when a locus of like-minded people form. I have a bunch of friends who attend these events, however, I remain aloof by choice.  I am very cautious including Julie Rowe, Denver Snuffer etc.  The counsel to stay mid-stream is always the best.  There is undeniable safety in sticking with the Lord’s anointed in a majority of the 12 Apostles and the Prophet.

I always move slowly when it comes to any change.  Glacially slow, to be exact.  I do not like being wrong.  And I have in the past on some items.  None of which have been spiritually fatal.

One area I am interested in moving into is a study of the married servant as found in the doctrine and covenants.  The start of my trip found me in the SLC Temple with a kingpin of the Isaiah Institute (a place my wife has spent a bunch of time studying from).

Last night, at Crystal Hotsprings, I randomly ran into a guy (former USU prof) and his wife who is heavily tied into the Institute and he encouraged me to delve into the marred servant or Davidic Servant mentioned.  Apparently he will be a Samuel TL character who will raise the voice of warning among the Saints during our sifting period, followed by the period of judgment.

There is a great chance of deception here.  I am certain these events alone are why I have been given the gift of discernment to help navigate these things.

Anyway, I will write more as we navigate the coming deep dive.  My wife will likely be a big influence on my studies as well as my doctor friend and others.

I would probably stay aloof on this whole topic because it has always appeared to be a minefield, but I believe the timing will leave me with little choice but to dive in head first.

Here is the article that tied into my thought process this morning:

Stay alert out there....

Friday, December 27, 2019


I love this meme and have wanted to share it for some time.

So the co-worker at my former employer fits this profile quite well.  Sullen and anti-social to a fault, with the occasional out bursts of rage at people in general, but specifically at people of faith

I have a doctor buddy who has been to the other side a few times with her heart condition similar to Spencer (I recently was instrumental in hooking them up and they are like two peas in a pod).

Anyway, she said this to me when we were talking about difficult human interactions.  Folks that struggle with Chastity, alcohol and drug abuse or pornography addictions, often are under the influence of these entities.  The VP that fired me, I suspect all three of these.  I personally verified the alcohol on at least one occasion when there was a company-wide safety training that she oversaw.  At 8am she reeked of it.  Nothing like something really high octane on the Cheerios to start the day off right....  The hypocrisy is real, folks....

And I am the problem employee, lol....  I think the rank and file get fired for coming to work under the influence.  But when you are the elite, you can flout the rules and confraternize, etc without repercussion.

On that note, the head of Boeing got cut loose finally over the 737Max mess.  Probably gratifying for those veteran employees that were cut loose when they raised the flag over safety vs cost/schedule/stock price concerns.  Much greater power politics over the dog and pony situation I was in.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019


Well, it is snowing and we are having a merry Christmas, but Ambrose kind of screwed things up again....

Apparently this person has an anger management problem.  LOL

And we were planning an endowment before the grand old lady is closed down for the EQ Reno.

Monday, December 23, 2019


Folks, after I reading this article, I want to review my CWI history in relation to Richmond, VA.  Also, the prophecies relating to the start of CWII.  My understanding is that Richmond is not the place....:

Interesting times we live in!

Thursday, December 19, 2019


Folks, I am so excited!

We are heading down to SLC for 10 days to enjoy Christmas with our two older children who are down in Logan for work/school.

Saturday, we get to enjoy one of the last days this old building before it is torn to the foundations in preparation for the great EQ which will level the rest of the valley near the end of the next 3.5 year period.

The last time I was in it was when I was engaged and my bride to be and I took in an endowment session.  Being madly in love, we went to a sealing room to talk of our future plans together.  Time got away from us and we talked for several hours past the last session.  It was quite spooky wandering around trying to find our way out.

We got a severe chastisement from the night watchman when we wandered up to the front desk asking where the dressing rooms were.  I think he thought we were up to no good.  It was just two love struck twenty somethings just excited for our future.  Lost in love and hope for our future.

So many harrowing events since those days of innocence!  Epic does not begin to describe it.

Life has a way of just gob-smacking one in the face.  But all these things are for our learning and understanding.  This is the object and purpose of this mortal probation.

Anyway - here is a great vid describing these epic changes:

Enjoy!  And get there early.  Reports by boots on the ground state they are running about 120% capacity.

Waits can be several hours.

A lunch tip is Tocanos for all you can eat Brazilian BBQ. One of our classic haunts when we are down in the valley!


Great quote today about what sets us apart as we seek to do God’s will.

Folks, I have some great news I cannot share yet, but let’s just say my family and I are feeling the hand of God in our lives in a profound way.  I am overwhelmed with gratitude that we have been sustained in an Alma 33 way.

Truly, we are blessed with the fat of the land, while those who have attempted to dig a pit, are and will fall in the pit/snare they have set for those seeking to do the will of the Lord.  I have always put the will and mind of the Lord first; then let the chips fall where they may.  With the express knowledge that God will sustain me and my family.  He is the great facilitator and scheduler.  IF we put our trust in Him.

All I can say now is that I am in awe of my wife’s faith.  She has been praying and fasting twice a week and going to the temple at least once a week seeking redress for the wrongs of the past few months and that things would work out in our family situation.  In the most dramatic ways I am seeing my wife get her desires fulfilled almost to the letter.   As in a dream I had a week or two ago now, I feel sorry for those who have thought to dig a pit.  It will not be well for them.  God is the great Mediator and has a learning experience for each player.  He loves each one of His children and will bring each one to a situation where they will learn the most.

Many, after knowing me, wish (in the short term) that they had never come across me.  Precisely because I seek for as perfect of justice as this world can offer.  When there is corruption involved, it is  a bad collision of sorts.

Pray, if you would, that we have the best outcome - and that, in a dramatic way, that the folly of the recent situation is brought to an open and dramatic conclusion.

I can be more open in the coming months.

God is great!


Folks, the answer is in not believing enough.

I have always left my mind open for this very reason.  We have to believe or, like a river flowing up to a barrier, we are dammed, or damned as the case would be:

"I want to stick to my text, to show that when men open their lips against these truths they do not injure me, but injure themselves. To the law and to the testimony, for these principles are poured out all over the Scriptures. When things that are of the greatest importance are passed over by the weak-minded men without even a thought, I want to see truth in all its bearings and hug it to my bosom. I believe all that God ever revealed, and I never hear of a man being damned for believing too much; but they are damned for unbelief." Joseph TPJS

God does not give it all thru a fire hose.  It is one thing at a time until we come to a fullness of the truth:

2 Nephi  28:30 — 30 For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom; for unto him that receiveth I will give more; and FROM THEM THAT SHALL SAY, WE HAVE ENOUGH, FROM THEM SHALL BE TAKEN AWAY EVEN THAT WHICH THEY HAVE.

Friday, December 13, 2019


I just had a heart breaking conversation with a woman from Utah whose husband has struggled with pornography to the point he is near implosion.  My object in reaching out to her was to try and I still the need for patience with him.  I have met them at a Wood Zone conference I did in Eest Jordan back in 2013 in West Jordan in the heyday of the blog.  Both upstanding people, but he is potentially fatally weak.  A weakness is only fatal when one refuses to acknowledge it or to address it in a meaningful way.  We are all broken and fall short - but there is a point where patience and endurance come to a finite end.  I would NEVER encourage the dissolution of a marriage - for I think the consequences of doing so can have dire and eternal consequences.  But each person knows their depth of suffering and what they are capable of enduring.

The hardest thing is looking beyond the pain and suffering and seeing our cohorts, spouses and family members as God sees them.  Their potential outside of this earthly realm.  Truly, God will push us to our very limits.  I know I have been in my marriage and family relations.  And I am a better person for having been taken to those extremes.  I would not trade the journey I have been on, for anything.

Nevertheless, we all know where that line is.  No one can define it for anyone else.

In regards to pornography addiction, my wife and I were discussing this situation and she said this husband just needs to read the part in Visions of Glory where the evil spirits are jumping in and out of  the indulging husband.  Another help for fathers of young women is to realize that the women in the images they are viewing are often trafficked, drugged up and are forced into what they are doing out of desperation; therefore, what would they do if one of their own daughters were caught in this trap?

My sister’s best friend was trafficked back in the 1980’s.  It was real bad.  Her life was destroyed.  She is almost 50 and she is still a train wreck...

Satan’s goal is to trap and allow appetites of the fallen man to bring him under his power; thus negating or trivializing the effects of the Atonement.

Our job is to identify sin in our lives, acknowledge it, and fight it each day.  I know most of mine - and the struggle is real.

Here is a talk by Marvin J Ashton on the matter:

Worth a listen!

Thursday, December 12, 2019


Got this from a reader who is tied into Abraham Gileadi at the Isaiah Institute and an upstanding guy:

Not sure if this is related to that group, but good stuff nonetheless.

It is my opinion that we are in the 7th seal which was opened when we had our first worldwide temple dedication of the Palmyra Temple on April 6th, 2000.  The timing of that event was no coincidence....  The numbers that attended it virtually throughout the world was no coincidence.



This is rare to find something on this in official channels today:


Wednesday, December 11, 2019


And yet another Trump win!

MAGA 2020!


I have presented the concept that the greater sin of Sodom was not necessarily the homosexuality, though that, in and of itself, will cause a population collapse due to declining birth rates as no conception can occur without the presence of an egg and sperm in a fertile environment....

The greater sin was that people quit caring for each other and were only interested in their own selfish pleasures.  A man who leaves his wife for another cares not for the effects it will have on the woman nor on his children.  All he cares about is some temporary excitement.  The woman whom he cheats with is living under a similar delusion in that she thinks that he will magically become monogamous with her and settle down.  This is the great lie.  Once a cheat, always a cheat.

The same applies to sexual activity prior to marriage.  Instead of cheating on a spouse, two fornicators are compromising their fidelity with God.  Unless true repentance by both parties is achieved, it is unlikely that true fidelity after marriage can be achieved.  The stats back this up.

Thus the reason there is so much divorce etc.  Not all cases, but most.

Here is more info on that previous article on Chastity:

We need to preach this, even though in the worst case, it can cost you your head, as John the Baptist found out....

Monday, December 9, 2019


This is interesting.  It implies that the cyclical climate change is tied to solar minimums and maximums along with smaller sub-cycles related to volcanic eruptions and the subsequent cooling cycles.  There is more junk pumped into the atmosphere in a single eruption than mankind could ever pump into the atmosphere in the form of mega-yachts, limos or biz jets ferrying the hypocrites to their global climate change conferences....  It is quite laughable, really....

Truly delusional.  But then, they must have a way to pay for their one world gunning just as predicted in scripture....

I just shake my head:

Sunday, December 8, 2019


Wow - now that I think about it, it only makes sense with what happened in Missouri and Illinois:

That was also the attitude of the Prophet Joseph Smith. He faulted the Constitution for not being “broad enough to cover the whole ground.” In an obvious reference to the national government’s lack of power to intervene when the state of Missouri used its militia to expel the Latter-day Saints from their lands, Joseph Smith said,
“Its sentiments are good, but it provides no means of enforcing them. … Under its provision, a man or a people who are able to protect themselves can get along well enough; but those who have the misfortune to be weak or unpopular are left to the merciless rage of popular fury.”8 This omission of national power to protect citizens against state action to deprive them of constitutional rights was remedied in the Fourteenth Amendment, adopted just after the Civil War.

Friday, December 6, 2019


Interesting commentary on the moral decline of this country and Canada.  The Muslims and others who have toed the line on the traditional view of Chastity will come along and sink the Gentiles over basic moral superiority.  This is how nations fall:

Fascinating research.  As a society we are now in the third generation of a pattern. A pattern that this observer of history claims will lead to the demise of our prosperity if the pattern continues.

Quote from the article:

"Unwin found that when strict prenuptial chastity was abandoned, absolute monogamy, deism, and rational thinking disappeared within three generations of the change in sexual freedom. So how are we doing as we enter the second generation since our own sexual revolution at the end of the 20th century?"

Here various conclusions/answers are offered.  The bit on rational thinking in our post-modern era was most intriguing:

"The swiftness with which rational thinking declined after the 1970’s is astounding. In its place arose post-modernism, characterized by “scepticism, subjectivism, or relativism” and “a general suspicion of reason”. But it gets worse … post-modernism is giving way to “post truth”. In direct contrast to rational thinking, a post-truth culture abandons “shared objective standards for truth” and instead, stands on appeals to feelings and emotions, and what one wants to believe. People can now “identify” themselves as something which flat-out contradicts science and rational thinking and, in many cases, receive the full support and backing of governments and educational systems. Not only do people feel they have a right to believe what they want, but any challenge to that belief, even if supported by truth and logic, is unacceptable and offensive."

That certainly describes modern time in Western society.

Thursday, December 5, 2019


Finally this last LDS nativity video got it right.  It was the conjunction of the two planets that signify kingship.  At his birth and also just prior to his second advent.  I witnessed it over a period of several months in 2015.  First dramatically so when I was walking out of the Boeing Everett plant on the west side and thought something with very bright landing lights was on short final approach to Paine Field.  Except it remained static on the sky.

It was surreal.  Truly wondering awe...

I went and researched it and it was this singular sign.  I expected we would see something related to the 2017 Rabbi Ben Samuel prediction two years later.  On my 49th birthday, we had the Revelations woman sign in Virgo - but no clearly identifiable event related to the second coming...  I am still trying to wrap my head around that one.

Other than the Revelations 12 sign, and Trump making Jerusalem the eternal capital of Israel, I did not see the expected signs evolve.

Time will tell.  Sometimes, we have to rely on hindsight to see forward.  I personally do not like that approach, but I have learned to be patient and understand that God has all things under control.

Here is the meme from a FB powerhouse pal, that got me spun up:

Wednesday, December 4, 2019


I love this mag.  Great article with different scenarios where angels have ministered.

I have never seen one with my physical eyes, but have clearly been ministered to on more occasions than I have fingers or toes.  I can relate to about half of these anecdotal stories and add my testimony to them.  This the reason I take exception to those who deride my religious position.  We are neither delusional nor cultists, etc.  We actually do our best to follow the instruction manual of life, and this qualify for lofty rewards.  It is very simple....

Obedience brings blessings.  EXACT obedience brings miracles.


Tuesday, December 3, 2019


Folks, the best thing that has happened to me was getting fired from my Jay Ohh Bee.

I enjoyed what I did (given the proper resources to get the job done - and being in an environment where I knew I was judged on my merits and not what I believe in (which I felt like were both the exception and not the rule).  But I actually looked up the text I sent to my wife on the Monday about an hour before the actual firing occurred, and I told her I thought I might be having a heart attack and that if the chest pains got much worse, I planned on calling an ambulance and going to the ER.  The stress of the “purple kool-aid” incident the previous Friday.  I had pretty much had enough of the hostile work environment and actually wrote the blog piece that was misconstrued around 1am Saturday morning.

It threw me for that big of a loop.  Just sat there in the cube farm all alone in the office going over and over the scenario that day.

More to come....  I have a big day tomorrow so I am cutting this short....

Here is the link of one of my heroes who nails down some basic economics:

Please watch this vid.  He is getting it done!

Monday, December 2, 2019


Got this off FB from a gal that is a great scriptorian:

Revelation 21:16 tells us the size of the New Jerusalem:

"And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal."

One furlong is 220 yards, so 12,000 furlongs is 1500 miles. This is about the distance from Jackson County,  Missouri to Salt Lake City,  Utah.
John says the New Jerusalem will be this dimension high, wide, and long.
1500x1500x1500 is 3.375 BILLION cubic miles if John meant it would be a cube, or 1.77 billion cubic miles if it's a sphere (globe).

The earth itself is currently 260 billion cubic miles.

On a related note, I was reading through some Q and A between Joseph Fielding (asking) and Parley P. Pratt (answering), where Parley said that the earth in the Millennium will be "many times larger than it is now".

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Ques. 7th.—How can the stars fall from heaven to earth, when they (as far as we know) are much larger than the earth?

Ans.—We are nowhere given to understand that all the stars will fall or even many of them: but only “as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs when she is shaken with a mighty wind.” The stars which will fall to the earth, are fragments, which have been broken off from the earth from time to time, in the mighty convulsions of nature. Some in the days of Enoch, some perhaps in the days of Peleg, some with the ten tribes, and some at the crucifixion of the Messiah. These all must be restored again at the “times of restitution of all things .” This will restore the ten tribes of Israel; and also bring again Zion, even Enoch’s city.

It will bring back the tree of life which is in the midst of the paradise of God; that you and I may partake of it. [See Rev. ii, 7-] When these fragments, (some of which are vastly larger than the present earth) are brought back and joined to this earth,it will cause a convulsion of all nature; the graves of the Saints will be opened, and they rise from the dead; while the mountains will flow down, the vallies rise, the sea retire to its own place, the islands and continents will be removed, and earth be rolled together as a scroll. The earth will be many times larger than it is now.—“If I have told you of earthly things and ye believe not; what would you think if you were to be told of heavenly things ?"

(The Latter-day Saint Millennial Star, January 1841, No. 1, Vol. 2, pg 258)

Sunday, December 1, 2019


Folks, this is not commercially viable for construction, from the sounds of it, but I have just been reading the 5th Anniversary Edition of Visions of Glory and it does mention the large vein in British Columbia that is hugely viable and will be used to build the NJ temple.

If you have not read the 5th Anno edition, I STRONGLY recommend it.  There is a TON of info in it on how the people and earth progress from lesser to higher states and how and why the Lord dispatches with the wicked as he eventually had to in the days of Noah.

I have had children struggle with the concept of God dispatching with His children in the days of Noah.  The thing that is overlooked is that they were given a chance over hundreds of years to go over to Enoch’s camp and be saved.  Noah was just a side story, as well as the flood.

In this case, Joseph was sent before the fire for the same purpose.  The NJ, with those 144K ministrants; the same thing.

Here is the article from my doctor friend that got me spun up:


Saturday, November 30, 2019


Folks, this is so exciting as it will avoid direct conflict between the Muslims and the Jews over the Dome OTR etc:

We are within a few years of all of this happening.  It will be quite exciting!


Folks, we all know there have already been several including one 200 years ago.  All are designed to tick major milestones off prior to the big event.  Joseph Smith said “Enoch came before the water.  I come before the fire.”  The express reason was and is to prepare those who are ready to be taken up before the earth is cleansed (burned).  It must be cleared of those who refuse to repent, prior to it going to the next level of it’s existence.  It is on a spiritual journey, too.


Friday, November 29, 2019


I love stuff like this:

Every written work leaves a fingerprint.


Folks, she was a prophetess for our time who lived it in her time and sent the warning forward to our

Monday, November 25, 2019


Folks, I have had dinner with this man several times and he is an amazing man led by the Spirit and is an instrument in the Lord’s hands to do much good.  I first read his story when my wife ended up experiencing bi-polar symptoms after the loss of our middle child.

He inspired us to turn to nutrition and diet.

If you know anyone who is suffering, please look into this.  You can thank me later:

Here is the product which is pretty stellar from random people I know that have started using it:


Sunday, November 24, 2019


I got this in the temple as I prayed and asked for direction and counsel and then opened the Scriptures:

Yea, O God, thou hast been merciful unto me, and heard my cries in the midst of thy congregations.
10 Yea, and thou hast also heard me when I have been cast out and have been despised by mine enemies; yea, thou didst hear my cries, and wast angry with mine enemies, and thou didst visit them in thine anger with speedy destruction.
11 And thou didst hear me because of mine afflictions and my sincerity; and it is because of thy Son that thou hast been thus merciful unto me, therefore I will cry unto thee in all mine afflictions, for in thee is my joy; for thou hast turned thy judgments away from me, because of thy Son.

Thursday, November 21, 2019


I love the manner of prophesy of Joseph:

32. Stephen A. Douglas prophecy

Judge, you will aspire to the presidency of the United States; and if ever you turn your hand against me or the Latter-day Saints, you will feel the weight of the hand of Almighty upon you; and you will live to see and know that I have testified the truth to you; for the conversation of this day will stick to you through life (HC 5:394).
In his election campaign Douglas did speak against the Church. It is interesting to note that Abraham Lincoln received 180 electoral votes and Douglas only twelve in the election of 1860. It was considered one of the biggest political upsets in United States history. The two states that supported Douglas were New Jersey and Missouri. Less than one year after that political contest, Stephen A. Douglas, yet in the prime of manhood, died a broken-hearted man at home at age forty-eight.


I love this guy.  I hope I am this gentle of spirit at his age:


Wednesday, November 20, 2019


Great information about the architectural committee:

I cheered when I heard the news of the rebuilding of that temple.  It was a way of pushing back on those who pushed the Saints out of what was then the USA and into wild territory.  One of the ultimate forms of bullying on a national scale by the majority on the minority.  Sending a message that we refuse to let that bullying define us was the best thing that came out of that announcement. 

The night our little guy died of SIDS, I ordered the tix for us to fly out to Chicago and have a family vacation to see the open house and go to other sites in the area.  I still remember having the conversation with my wife as to whether I should buy a seat for Dallin or if he would ride on our laps, etc.  It is amazing what 24 hours can do in a life.....

It was a good thing that we bought the tix that night, because I probably would have not had the heart to take our little family on that trip just six weeks after burying our little one.  This kept the continuity going in our lives at a critical time.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019


This is one of those classic talks that will be referenced for some years into the future:

Every family should watch this as part of the weekly study.

Sunday, November 17, 2019


So, when you stand on principle, there are those who love and admire you and those who would seek for your life.  I have seen it with co-workers, etc.  I will share a blog piece of years ago about Gene Matthews who took exception to my views on Chastity.  He never threatened my life but was very direct about my livelihood and he was very tied in to my first and second line managers at Boeing as a forty year employee.

God fought that battle for me.  I really do not seek the fight, but it often comes to me.  I just refuse to back down once the fight comes my way.  I hold my testimony in higher regard than life itself.  It truly is my greatest possession.

Here is the story that got me spun up:

President George Q. Cannon spoke to this subject on more than one occasion, cautioning the Saints:
I have come to the conclusion that if our eyes were open to see the spirit world around us, . . . we would not be so unguarded and careless, and so indifferent whether we had the spirit and power of God with us or not; but we would be continually watchful and prayerful to our heavenly Father for His Holy Spirit and His holy angels to be around about us to strengthen us to overcome every evil influence. . . .[28]
If he could [Satan] would shed the blood of every man and woman on the face of the earth, rather than it should go into the hands of God. All those who are connected with him would, if they could, slay every man that stands in their pathway. The more faithful a man is in the cause of God, the more the hatred of the wicked is manifested against him.[29]

This kind of ties into this week’s Book of Mormon video:


I have been a personal witness to others who have had these experiences and have used the power of the Priesthood to cast evil spirits out in Brazil:

Great stuff.  If we do not understand our enemy, we are doomed to failure in the battle against the foe.


This book influenced my spiritual views more than any other, and of course, my sense of fair play as I found out about the mis-treatment of the Saints before the biggest fallout in America since the Trail of Tears:

recently found this prophecy of Joseph Smith in Commerce, Illinois in 1839. I have always wondered if the Prophet ever prophesied anything more specific about the final days, and he has.
Below, the Prophet prophesied the Saints must flee "going to Stakes" for safety which will require a sacrifice because others will be crying peace in the land. He tells us to "Look to the Presidency and receive instruction" and that "The gift of discerning spirits will be given to the Presiding Elder" and then gives keys on how not to be deceived when we receive personal revelation.
"Men profess to prophesy. I will prophesy that the signs of the coming of the Son of Man are already commenced. One pestilence will desolate after another. We shall soon have war and bloodshed. The moon will be turned into blood. I testify of these things, and that the coming of the Son of Man is nigh, even at your doors. If our souls and our bodies are not looking forth for the coming of the Son of Man, and after we are dead, if we are not looking forth, &c., we shall be among those who are calling for the rocks to fall upon us, &c.
The hearts of the children of men will have to be turned to their fathers, and the fathers to the children, living or dead, to prepare them for the coming of the Son of Man. If Elijah did not come, the whole earth would be smitten.
There will be here and there a Stake for the gathering of the Saints. Some may have cried peace, but the Saints and the world will have little peace from henceforth. Let this not hinder us from going to the Stakes; for God has told us to flee, not dallying, or we shall be scattered, one here, and another there. There your children shall be blessed, and you in the midst of friends, where you may be blessed. The Gospel net gathers of every kind.
I prophesy that that man, who tarries after he has an opportunity of going will be afflicted by the Devil. Wars are at hand; we must not delay, but are not required to sacrifice. We ought to have the building up of Zion as our greatest object. When wars come, we shall have to flee to Zion. The cry is to make haste. The last revelation says, “Ye shall not have time to have gone over the earth, until these things come.” It will come as did the cholera, war, fires, and earthquakes, one pestilence after another, &c., until the Ancient of Days come; then judgment will be given to the Saints.
Whatever you may hear about me or Kirtland, take no notice of it; for if it be a place of refuge, the Devil will use his greatest efforts to trap the Saints. You must make yourselves acquainted with those men who, like Daniel, pray three times a day to the house of the Lord. Look to the Presidency and receive instruction. Every man who is afraid, covetous, &c., will be taken in a snare. The time is soon coming when no man will have any peace but in Zion and her Stakes.
I saw men hunting the lives of their own sons, and brother murdering brother, women killing their own daughters, and daughters seeking the lives of their mothers. I saw armies arrayed against armies; I saw blood, desolation, fires, &c. The Son of Man has said that the mother shall be against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother, &c. These things are at our doors. They will follow the Saints of God from city to city. Satan will rage, and the spirit of the Devil is now enraged. I know not how soon these things will take place; and with a view of them, shall I cry peace? No. I will lift up my voice and testify of them. How long you will have good crops, and the famine be kept off, I do not know. When the fig tree leaves, know then that summer is nigh at hand.
We may look for angels and receive their ministration, but we are to try the spirits and prove them, for it is often the case that men make a mistake in regard to these things. God has so ordained that, when he has communicated, no vision is to be taken but what you see by the seeing of the eye, or what you hear by the hearing of the ear. When you see a vision, pray for the interpretation. If you get not this, shut it up. There must be certainty in this matter. An open vision will manifest that which is more important. Lying spirits are going forth in the earth. There will be great manifestations of spirit, both false and true. Being born again comes by the Spirit of God, through ordinances. An angel of God never has wings. Some will say that they have seen a spirit—that he offered them his hand, but they did not touch it. This is a lie. First, it is contrary to the plan of God. A spirit cannot come but in glory. An angel has flesh and bones: we see not their glory. The Devil may appear as an angel of light. Ask God to reveal it. If it be of the Devil, he will flee from you; if of God, he will manifest himself, or make it manifest. We may come to Jesus and ask him: he will know all about it. If he comes to a little child, he will adapt himself to the language and capacity of a little child.
Every spirit, or vision, or singing is not of God. The Devil is an orator. He is powerful. He took our Savior onto a pinnacle of the Temple, and kept him in the wilderness for forty days. The gift of discerning spirits will be given to the Presiding Elder. Pray for him that he may have this gift. Speak not in the gift of tongues without understanding it, or without interpretation. The Devil can speak in tongues: the Adversary will come with his work. He can tempt all classes—can speak in English or Dutch. Let no one speak in tongues, unless he interpret, except by the consent of the one who is placed to preside; then he may discern or interpret, or another may. Let us seek for the glory of Abraham, Noah, Adam, the Apostles, 


If ever a man influenced me as a teen, it is this man;

Saturday, November 16, 2019


Look at the stats here.  I am glad someone took the time to calculate the probabilities of this being possible.

Bishop John Koyle mentioned this very scenario.  One Repub president and a few more attempts to keep it all together, and then chaos.  We suffer the same fate as the Nephites and Jaredites.

When you go to Shelley M’s site, you will find a trove of quotes supporting this sequence of events which include what is transpiring now.

God bless Shelley!  I think she does this full time and has done it right!

Enjoy!  A reader sent this.

Friday, November 15, 2019


Folks, now is the time to pray that the folly of the corrupt politicians is made manifest and Trump comes out as he is, and not as the media etc are making him out to be:


They often hide behind their titles, lawyers, fragile egos and often are drunk with power.  Quite literally drunk.... because they hate who they are and what they have become....  Hitting the hooch eases the conscience.

I love people who can take the truth straight up; 90 proof.


Folks, if you are going to read anything, read this:

Sorry about no link.  Went to find it and I had copied over it.  When is Apple going to make a C1, C2, C3 etc like my old HP calc??

Shelle if you are reading, please send the link.  It was on NFP - and a real treasure.  What I have always wanted to do on this blog, but have never taken the time to do so....

Tuesday, November 12, 2019


Well, this is not the first time, this policy has created sticky situations in the work place.  The fellow that was abusing me at the job I was just at was dipping the quill in company ink and it led to the hostility that I experienced.

Confraternization is a pretty big no-no across the corporate world.

In fact, last week, there was a firing of the head of the McD's top man due to having a relationship with an underling:

About half of the companies out there have a policy against this.  I have a poignant story from early in my career where this thing came into effect and I began to learn that the world is not always a nice place:

I was a young father, just out of college and early in my engineering career.  I got a job at a bio-tech company in the Univ of Utah research park that I was excited about it as I would be able to literally walk across the street after work each night and knock out my MBA without having to put out a herculean effort.  My first manager was Mark Preziosi - and we immediately hit it off in the interview. Things were so good, that I mentioned that his name means "precious" in Italian and I was back-slapping a month or so later after I was hired.  If I can get a face to face interview, I can usually knock it out of the ball park.  I come across pretty confident - unnerving to people that are not so confident.  The "group interview" with my peers did not go off so well.  The lead, Brett Kalish, a burned out Jewish hippee-type from the East Coast with a lot of experience and no MBA saw BYU on my resume and said, "Oh, you are one of those...".  Yup, a moron.  I have to say, I have never experienced a more sullen, nasty co-worker in my life.  He was an expert blackmailer and would literally look at the logs to see how long you spent on the toilet and call you out on it in front of your co-workers - trying to humiliate you.....  Disgusting.  It was a Class III secure facility, so your every move was monitored from the "core" to the outer two perimeters in case there were ever problems with stealing of controlled substances.  Well, in Brett's monitoring of others' activities, he somehow put two and two together with Preziosi having a liaison, in the very french sense of the word, with a single mother in the HR dept. - and that was against company policy.  So, Brett, not having an MBA, and apparently worried that I would be able to walk in become his boss one day, put the screws to Preziosi to shut me down.  When I went in to have Preziosi sign my paperwork for the tuition reimbursement, I was flatly told NO.  I persisted and told him, this was one of the reasons I left my first job working for an opthalmological laser company and came up on the hill to work.  He told me again I needed to drop my plans.  I was VERY confused as to his motivation and persisted.  He then explained that he comes from a mafioso family from Jersey (pharma - the corrupt hellish practice that it largely is, is big out there).  He then asked me what was most important to me.  I said, my wife and my new-born girl.  He then said that its common practice in the mafioso world to find out what is most important to someone and use that to put the screws to the person to change their thinking.  He then said, "I want you to drop your MBA plans; think of your wife and your kid!".  I have been a Scoutmaster off and on for 12 of the last 17 years - and I know the classic signs of shock - and I was in it.  My tongue would not even hardly work in my mouth - it was so dry.  My pulse was elevated from the adrenaline rush - and who knows what the blood pressure was at....  I started to rebut one more time, and he said firmly, "Think of your wife and kid". There is a very real primal something that kicks in if there is a perceived threat to father of a young one.  I found myself assessing what my wife would say if I were to come home after getting fired from this for letting him know how I felt. 
At that point, I had no clue what was driving this radical change in my plans and in the relationship with my manager, but I was confused beyond words.  He also told me as I turned to walk out of his office that I was not to mention a word of our conversation and that, "Who would they believe anyway?  A manager, or a subordinate....?".  My mind was reeling.  I had just graduated from BYU (la-la land as I call it because its so "Ozzy and Harriet" perfect there) and was not acquainted with "the ways of men and things" and had no idea that stuff like this happened to ordinary people.  For the first time in my life, I considered buying a hand gun in the off-chance this guy was for real and I needed to protect my little charge that was only 6 months old.  I had been reading some book about how Joseph Smith had been jacked around by a bunch of jackals and, in his pleadings, he had used the phraseology, "let their folly be made manifest".  For the first time ever, I dropped to my knees that night in my office after the others had gone home and pled my case before the Lord.  I mentioned that I and my wife had faithfully paid a full tithe our entire lives in order that the blessings of heaven would rain down on us and that we had just started a family and I had covenanted with the Lord that I would do my best to bring up a righteous family if He would back me in the ability to put food on the table and a safe roof over their heads.   I then asked that the Lord judge between me and the manager and that his "folly would be made manifest" to me before I left the company.  It turns out an attempt was made to that end shortly after our meeting.  I was put on second shift support full time and then the decision was made to cut the entire second shift out - we were called into the meeting area after we got in one day and all handed our final paychecks and escorted to the door.  What??  I didn't know you could do that to an employee without some kind of advance notice so they could make plans.  I felt like a used piece of meat that day. 

I had rubbed shoulders with a Director of Quality and Engineering (Preziosi's boss), a good God-fearing Christian man from the east coast and I guess I left a good impression with him.  I got a personal phone call from him a week or so later and said that there had been a mistake and that I was supposed to be transferred to pilot-scale engineering - but the paperwork had been lost in the shuffle.  I could start there in the next pay-period and there would be no loss of pay for the two weeks I had been off of work!  Woohoo!!  I was able to get alot done on our first fixer-upper house during those two weeks, too.  I was a little nervous to go back after what I had been through, but relieved that someone was watching over me and my little family.
I went over there and had great success as I knocked out some daunting problems that two other engineers could not solve that had previously worked on; and then they had left.  I was sent out to a drug coating and drying seminar in Boston for a week and was able to take my wife and visit holy sites in NY and other areas in our off time and the two weekends we had.  With much prayer and pondering, I was able to solve a quality problem the company had been suffering with for years causing huge losses in manufacturing when drug concentration per unit area could not be maintained and entire batches would have to be scrapped at the manufacturing level.  My salary doubled almost over night after I nailed that one (with God's help).  I didn't feel like a piece of meat any more.  I was safely able to observe from my pilot-scale perch what was going on over in my old manufacturing world.  One day, Preziosi was fired along with the HR gal.  I had then gotten a call from an old friend and was in the middle of interviewing and moving into my current job in Flight Test in aerospace - my dream job.  Before I let the company know - gave them my two week's notice like they expected of me..... - I got called into the office of the manager who had hired Brett Kalish and she, in tears, asked me for forgiveness for having hired him several years before.  She knew the hell he was creating over on the manufacturing side for me and others.  I guess she had seen the trauma he had created for me - even though I did not know her very well.  I told her it was no big deal (at that point, I had the added perspective of seeing that the Lord would back me) and let her know of my plans to blow that popsicle stand for my dream job trashing on quarter billion dollar wonders and getting paid to do it.  I would let things sort themselves out according to the law of the harvest - to each their own.  She let me know that Preziosi's wife had left him and took their three kids, the house and the retirement money.  Preziosi then took off for Florida with his new girlfriend and her kid in tow to open a dive shop.  Five years ago, I was telling a co-worker (who actually encouraged me to get this blog going) about this bizarre twist of events and we decided to electronically stalk Preziosi.  We found him on LinkedIn - the last update from 10 years after being fired from our mutual employer, he still listed that as his last gig.  Not sure if it had just not been updated, but truly God does answer the sincere pleading when we keep the laws associated with a principle.  Truly, that folly was made manifest before I left the company and it taught me some deep lessons about life.
God is not floofy - one of the greatest lies perpetuated in our religious culture - that He will just beat us with a few stripes and let us go off to everlasting joy and happiness.  He does not fool around and will drop the hammer when something is out of line.  He is merciful ONLY when we are repentant and humble - and that mercy is manifest through His Son - our Savior.  I re-iterate that we as a nation and a people are ripening and that we are about to be judged because we have not rooted out the secret combinations (ones that make the mafiosos look like kiddos on a playground compared to the ones who really run the show) because we have not heeded the message of the Book of Mormon; and they have gotten above us.

So, yeah.  This whole chastity thing is a minefield and is why I declined several times to explain my religious beliefs to this co-worker at my former place of employment before she persuaded me to share them (after which came the verbal and social "beatings").

It is all in God's hands.  I just get to watch from a distance and feel sorry for them.  God is a much better disciplinarian of His children than I could ever be.



This hits home when it comes to American politics etc:

Monday, November 11, 2019


Folks, I have been putting a few articles together that describe how events will come together in these last days.

The blog assumes a linear readership.  In other words, if you just jump in, you will likely miss the overall message of the blog.  Including if you are the VP of HR and missed the little detail that I let God fight my sheesh!

Anyway, the past few articles have been highlighting quotes surrounding how the tribulations will come about.  They will be related to our places of worship being shut down and then economic collapse and a great purge of the wicked as the earth is cleansed and the way is prepared for Millennial prosperity.

I felt prompted to have a conversation with the witness couple after an endowment session on Saturday.  They had emigrated from El Salvador a few years ago.  I shared an abbreviated form of the spiel as my daughters call it, including a synopsis of Visions of Glory and Sols Guardisto vision as we stood in the courtyard of the magnificent Cardston temple.

He shared that he was in attendance when Elder Holland visited their area and said that the new 2 hour block was to prepare the Saints for the time when we would administer the sacrament in our own homes and no longer worship as a body.

The matches what Spencer has said offline that he saw in his visions.  I could not share that until it was confirmed from a direct source as a second witness from one in authority.

I feel that my mentor was right in that things will roll in earnest in 2021, hitting a crescendo in 2024 at the end of the 3.5 year period.

The leadership that is in place now is what will be there when “the Savior, Joseph and others make their appearance” to the remnant who survive the purge in SLC, just as Spencer and Heber C Kimball have predicted independent of each other.

It will be a glorious time; once the sorrows are over.


This is a great read from 2011.

The best stuff is in the archives.  2011 was a great year!

If I am reading the road markers correctly as we whiz past them, then Trump will be re-elected then something happens and the nation is plunged into chaos.

This is the beginning of the tribulations.

This is how we have the One Mighty and Strong come on the scene.

Very interesting stuff.

Sunday, November 10, 2019


Folks, I am invariably wrong when it comes to guessing timing, but this seems to put a timeline on things:

I - When will the temple be built at Independence?
He - Right after the great tribulation is over.

I - What do you mean by that?
He - A civil war more bloody and cruel than the rebellion. It will be a smashing up of this nation, about which time the second great work has to be done, a work like Joseph did, and the translation of the sealed plates, and peace all over.

It was taken from an interview with David A Whitmer back in 1878, after the first civil war.

This civil war will start in Chicago and will spread over the land as it is father against son, etc.


Folks, this is a piece I did back in 2011 about the Law of the Harvest in relation to the Extermination Order against the Saints in Missouri.

Great stuff:

The best stuff is in the archives.

Saturday, November 9, 2019


This is interesting.  Much here I did not understand.  I will be looking it up on greater detail.

Jerusalem has risen and fallen on their righteousness.  There is a GREAT push right now to find the lost city of David so they know where to build the third temple in the next few years.

Each of the layers they are digging thru represents a cultural lapse in judgement where they have departed the way and crossed that line.

The Prophets and prophets have warned, pleaded and finally been killed or driven off.  Either way, they won.  My daughter was a little irritated that I managed to get myself walked out the door in spectacular fashion.  I reminded her that this was only the first volley and that while it may appear that you have lost the first battle, when God is directing the coordinates and has greater ordinance (did you pick up on the double entendre?? which should in no way be construed as a physical threat by spiritually dense people....), you do not lose the war.

So, yeah it may have appeared that Lehi lost in 589BC, but he and his posterity went on.  The others had an end to their dominion.  That saga is still playing out as his righteous posterity take front and center in North American events as Ephraim loses her fortress and Manasseh rises up like a lion to use OT imagery.

Here is what got me spun up:

Friday, November 8, 2019


Folks, look at this and ask yourself which Jesus you worship:

It really comes down to seeing things as they are and not as we hope or how they have been spun.

The Jesus I know was not a soy boy - but was a real man in every sense of the word.  He threw the money changers out of the temple and stood up to corruption wherever He found it.  If we do the same, we qualify to be with Him.  If not and we cower and deny Him, we will be denied before the Father.

Thursday, November 7, 2019


These are some great quotes.  While my job/role is to wake people up, I cannot wait until that is finished and we can move on.  Part of qualifying to take it to the next level is never ceasing to call repentance.  Even under ugly circumstances.  When you back the Lord, he backs you in surprising ways:

Mark E. Petersen
"... in these, the last days, the Lord has predicted that there shall be two simultaneous movements. One of these movements is the great tribulation that shall come upon the world. The wicked will destroy the wicked.
"The other great movement which will be going forward simultaneously is that there shall be a stone cut out of the mountain without hands, and it shall roll forth and eventually fill the whole earth. The Church to which you and I belong is that stone. It has been cut out of the mountain without hands, and your destiny and mine is to help roll it forth. (D&C 65:2.)
"Now do you suppose for one moment that the judgments of God are going to interfere with the progress of his work? He is consistent, isn't he? Although he will pour out his tribulations upon the wicked, he nevertheless will carry forward his work, and his people, under divine protection, will roll forth that stone until eventually it fills the whole earth.
"And so says the Book of Mormon:
"For the time soon cometh that the fulness of the wrath of God shall be poured out upon all the children of men; for he will not suffer that the wicked shall destroy the righteous.
"Wherefore, he will preserve the righteous by his power, even if it so be that the fulness of his wrath must come, and the righteous be preserved, even unto the destruction of their enemies by fire. Wherefore, the righteous need not fear; for thus saith the prophet, they shall be saved, even if it so be as by fire. (1 Nephi 22:16-17.)
"I believe that. In the midst of all these tribulations God will send fire from heaven, if necessary, to destroy our enemies while we carry forward our work and push that stone until it fills the whole earth!
"Your destiny is to do that very thing, and this is the kind of protection you will have. You do not need to fear about world conditions. You do not need to fear about anybody. Just serve the Lord and keep his commandments and build the kingdom, and as you do so you will be protected in these last days. God will have his hand over you, and you can plan your lives in confidence.
(Conference Report, October 1960, pp. 81-83. as taken from D. Ludlow's A Companion to Your Study of the Book of Mormon, p.122-3)


Folks, if my math is correct, that is 75%....

Maybe they were all just older folks or younger with a terminal illness?  Or??;

The obvious.....


These numbers are staggering....  One trillion dollars in one hundred dollar bills would cover an American football field 8.5 feet deep.

It boggles the mind what the global debt would be like:

Who owns this debt?  It is not just the Chinese buying US treasuries....  When you possess wealth from securing this kind of debt, when is it enough?

This is why we are taught to work towards having sufficient for our needs and to succor the poor and the needy.  If we can create wealth (and therefore, debt) out of thin air, why not build tiny homes for veterans and the mentally ill instead of leaving them to suffer on the streets?

The sin of Sodom was not as much about the rampant sexual immorality as it was about the selfishness created when those who had, refused to give of their substance to succor the poor and the needy.  The sexual sin was an outgrowth of or a manifestation of that selfish culture of depriving others of “that which is most precious”.

This is crux of what happened at Viking.  From the bottom to the top, there were people struggling with various levels of this (I do not judge as I am imperfect in my thoughts; thoughts then words then actions....).  At the very top, the VP of HR apparently slept her way to the top with the CFO (per many unsolicited comments from coworkers during my tenure there; her shame is an open secret)....  When my concerns and statements about mis-treatment over my deeply-held beliefs on chastity made their way to her desk, she was likely convicted.  I am sure her flying from Victoria to Calgary to personally fire me was a great source of satisfaction to her.

Well, the Law of the Harvest is now in effect as well as Alma44.  God will do as He sees fit with her. He loves her just as much as He loves me.  BUT, there is justice delayed for a heavenly reckoning and there is earthly justice.  Sometimes all one, sometimes all the other.  Sometimes a mix.

The fact is this; this life is a time to prepare to meet God.  If someone has strayed, God will gently merge them back onto the path.  Sometimes He will do it in a dramatic way.  I have had both and certainly seen both.

When I get a moment, I will revisit some dramatic examples and I am sure a few more examples will emerge from this.  Sometimes we have to go through terrible things to gain a new vision; to see things with our spiritual eyes, so to speak.  Sometimes, that means letting go of our physical senses and reaching out of the darkness to the light where there is truth and love.

If we start that journey from a position of spiritual strength, it is an opportunity for incredible growth.  If not, it is often a chastisement to bring us to a place where we can effectively see God’s light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.

In any case, buckle up!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019


As I have repeatedly said, I leave things up to God when it comes to matters of earthly justice.

My role is simply to declare truth and let things happen as they will.  Any attempt on my part to judge any situation will inevitably end in me getting it wrong.

This article lays out the doctrine/practice quite well:

I have a doctor friend who is a just woman who was in a similar situation that I am who was told to do this and a fitting event happened two weeks later.  There is the Law of the Harvest and something much more intense.

If you would like more info on this topic, read the book Fate of the Persecutors of the Prophet Joseph Smith.  Also search the blog for General Order 10 to learn what happened to those who effected the Extermination Order in Missouri.  There is quite a history of giving it to those who have a history of persecuting those who stand up for the truth.

As we head towards the Millennium, the wicked will nearly overcome “The Woman”, but the chastened remnant will be given power over them and it will be “terrible” in the archaic sense of the word.  No weapon formed against it will prevail.  Due to collective righteousness, there will be a great and fearsome power, not to mention those of a terrestrial nature at the head of that gathering.


This is something I picked up on as a youth when I started reading the Book of Mormon and the other works at Joseph’s hand:


Tuesday, November 5, 2019


Wow - the truth that was squashed for so long:

When it is bigger than you, you just have to leave it in God’s hands, but never shut your mouth.

He is the perfect Arbiter.

Now that I have time, I will outline more of what happened and has historically happened as I have dealt with abusive situations and just turned it over to God.

I feel for those who wrong those who simply try to do God’s will.  It is a very hard row to hoe; and I put emphasis on that last word.

I need to develop more pity and less indignation at the situation.

But it is hard to do.