A. Pope, on Mercy

    Teach me to feel another’s woe, to hide the fault I see. That mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me. Alexander Pope (1688-1744)   Posted from Fresno, California     [Read more…]

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“‘You Can’t Close My Heart’: Ghanaian Saints and the Freeze”

    If you haven’t already seen this moving and inspirational video about a little-known episode in modern Church history, please block out about ten minutes and watch it:   https://history.lds.org/article/you-cant-close-my-heart-ghanaian-saints-and-the-freeze?lang=eng.   (Thanks to Willy Martin for bringing the video to my notice.)   Posted from Clovis, California     [Read more…]

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Coming up on Saturday, 12 March!

    Mark your calendars!   http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/events/2016-second-interpreter-science-mormonism-symposium-body-brain-mind-and-spirit/   Posted from Clovis, California   [Read more…]

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“Another Book of Mormon Publication in a Non-LDS Academic Source”

    Jeff Lindsay calls attention to a valuable publication:   http://mormanity.blogspot.com/2016/01/another-book-of-mormon-publication-in.html   Posted from Clovis, California     [Read more…]

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Warning: These articles are critical of Mr. Donald Trump

    Full disclosure:  I’m not a fan of The Donald.   “Donald Trump has flip-flopped so much that Stephen Colbert hosted a Trump vs. Trump debate”   “Trump: Some Questions Iowa Evangelicals Need to Ask”   “Good-Bye, Reagan Revolution”   “Nikabrik’s Candidate”   “Donald Trump: Thin-Skinned Tyrant”   “Grow Up, Donald Trump”   “Just [Read More…]

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BOM 2 Nephi 12

    Even if you haven’t been keeping up with my little project here, even if you have no intention of doing so, take two or three minutes and renew your acquaintance with today’s reading, 2 Nephi 12, which is a citation (with slight but perhaps significant variation) of Isaiah 2.  (It may also be significant that the [Read More…]

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A note on dealing with the death of a loved one

    ‘And what of regrets?  I shall live with them.  I shall accept my regrets as part of my life, to be numbered among my self-inflicted wounds.  But I will not endlessly gaze at them.  I shall allow the memories to prod me into doing better with those still living.  And I shall allow [Read More…]

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Vulcan: “The Ninth Planet That Wasn’t”

    An interesting, if slightly longish, account of the planet Vulcan, which was once thought to circle around the Sun inside the orbit of Mercury:   http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/physics/hunt-for-vulcan/   Does anybody out there know who finally solved the riddle?  And how?   Posted from Clovis, California     [Read more…]

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BOM 2 Nephi 11

    Today’s reading, 2 Nephi 11, is very brief.  But it’s significant.   Why?   Because, in it, Nephi announces that he has seen the Savior, and that his brother Jacob and the prophet Isaiah have also seen the Savior, and he declares that the three of them stand together as witnesses.   One of [Read More…]

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“Faithful Viewer: Biopic about Black Preacher is Toast of Sundance”

    This is one that I would very much like to see:   http://www.religionnews.com/2016/01/27/faithful-viewer-biopic-black-preacher-toast-sundance/   Posted from Clovis, California   [Read more…]

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