“Giving thanks now and always”

Dr. Taylor Halverson

  Dr. Taylor Halverson has published two Thanksgiving-related articles in the Deseret News that are well worth reading today or tomorrow: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616155/Giving-thanks-now-and-always.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616157/Giving-thanks-now-and-always-part-2.html   … [Read more...]

In which I come out as a grinch, a month before Christmas

The head of the IFCJ

  Alright.  I've been meaning to say this for years. I absolutely hate the television ads that the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews runs during the holiday season (and, somewhat less frequently, throughout the year).  Here's one of them: http://www.ifcj.org/site/PageNavigator/eng/tv/TV.html?s_src=HL&s_subsrc=TIW1003XCESXX&vid=0&play=false Accompanied by plaintive music, against a background of pathetic e … [Read more...]

“Woman tries to trick her husband with a letter to see if he is cheating”

She suspects you.

  http://humor.sfglobe.com/?id=19415&src=fbfan_19415   … [Read more...]

Life can be really tough

The first temple completed in Missouri

  A hard story about a good family, from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: http://www.mormonchannel.org/video/his-grace?v=3891729580001&cid=HPTU112514507 Are you having difficult times?  Despite trying to live right, and to follow the Gospel?  So are others.  Let's support one another.  Let's try to refrain from judging and condemning each other.  Let's trust in the only one who can ultimately help.   … [Read more...]

Emails from the First Presidency?

SLC's LDS Admin Bldg

  The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will soon be sending email messages out to millions of Church members worldwide: http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/church-send-email-messages-members-worldwide?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LDSNewsRoomTop15+%28RSS%3A+LDS+Newsroom%29 I just thought you might like to know.   … [Read more...]

A simple dietary practice that can reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes by 18%

Daily dose, good for you

  Welcome to Sic et Non, your one-stop source for politics, scripture commentary, Middle Eastern news, mean-spirited hatefulness, and dietary advice: http://video.foxnews.com/v/3911055887001/study-daily-serving-of-yogurt-may-reduce-diabetes-risk/#sp=show-clips   … [Read more...]

Mosiah 20

Teichert's Lamanite daughters

  The remarkable story that begins in Mosiah 20, the chapter on which I'm commenting today, is a straightforward and interesting one.  But there's a great deal that can be, and has been, said about it. Here, for example, is an article by my longtime friend and former BYU and Maxwell Institute colleague S. Kent … [Read more...]

Ploni Almoni

al-Quds al-yawm

  Here's a valuable blog written by Stephen Smoot, a very bright student of the ancient Near East at BYU and, among other contributions, a frequent contributor to the scripture roundtables produced by The Interpreter Foundation: http://plonialmonimormon.blogspot.com Take a look at it! (For the meaning of ploni almoni, see here.)     … [Read more...]