“You Never Know”

Charles and Anne Lindbergh

  This relatively longish "Mormon Messages" video (lasting nearly nine minutes) will speak especially to mothers and to women generally, I think -- though men very much need to hear it, to get it, and to appreciate it: http://www.mormonchannel.org/video/mormon-messages?v=3792885561001 Late last night, or, more accurately, early this morning, I began to read Anne Morrow Lindbergh's minor classic little book Gift from the Sea.  I've seen it for … [Read more...]

Something for your calendar

John Sorenson's map

  I'm not sure that I've called attention yet to the 2014 annual meeting of the Book of Mormon Archaeological Forum, which will be held in Salt Lake City on 18 October: http://bmaf.org   … [Read more...]

What is the most valuable thing in the world?

This temple was dedicated today.

   "The least, the most inferior spirit now upon the earth . . . is worth worlds." Brigham Young (17 February 1861), Journal of Discourses 9:124   Bonnie Oscarson, general president of the Young Women organization in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- who previously served with her husband as he presided over the Sweden Göteborg Mission (1976-1979) and subsequently served as Matron of the Stockholm Sweden Temple (2009-2012) -- spoke yes … [Read more...]

“Enlarge the place of thy tent”

the basis of Isaiah's metaphor

  Richard Gwilliam, Cassandra Hedelius, and Martin Tanner joined forces for the ninetieth (90th) scripture roundtable of The Interpreter Foundation.  Their conversation revolved around Lesson 40 in the 2014 Gospel Doctrine manual, which covers Isaiah 54-56 and Isaiah 63-65. It has now been posted: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/scripture-roundtable-90-old-testament-gospel-doctrine-lesson-40-enlarge-the-place-of-thy-tent/   … [Read more...]

“There is always hope”

Just another photo of a sunrise

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uzCMXYwkFM   … [Read more...]

Mormonism and Science

Pratt's Cubic and Bi-Quadratic Equations

  For those interested in (and perhaps even concerned by) how the faith of the Latter-day Saints can be reconciled with science, here's a potentially helpful resource from FairMormon (on whose board -- truth in advertising! -- I sit): http://en.fairmormon.org/Mormonism_and_science Did you know, incidentally, the Elder Orson Pratt, a member of the original 1835 Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- of … [Read more...]

A story from your grandmother?


  My wife contributed a story to this site just this morning, and I can't think of many Sabbath activities that would be more … [Read more...]

From today’s (re)dedicatory service

Ogden's "Temple Square"

  I very much enjoyed the 1:00 PM dedicatory session of the massively renovated Ogden Utah Temple. One of the moments that especially moved me will be easy to guess for those few who both attended the session and know something of my family's recent history: President Henry B. Eyring, who presided over the session, conducted it, and delivered the (re)dedicatory prayer, spoke at one point in his remarks about a cemetery in Ogden Valley where lies a … [Read more...]