26 June 2015-30 Sept. 2015 Welcome to another installment of Flash Reviews, where I share brief snapshot reviews of the movies I’ve watched, books I’ve read and occasional other entertainment I’ve consumed since the last time I did this. Usually once every two months or so. WARNING: Spoilers lie ahead, so just watch out. Not […]Read more "Flash Reviews, Pt. 5"
We’re gonna start off in an intentionally weird, bizarre place courtesy of Brother Brigham: “…he thought that all the cats and kittens were let out of the bag when brother Pratt went back last fall, and published the Revelation concerning the plurality of wives: it was thought there was no other cat to let out. […]Read more "Authenticity, An Eternity of Cats, and Big Tents"
Part of BYU’s Devotional this past week struck me (not the beard bit, as my less than totally clean shaven and thus eternally wounded soul of a face attests). Pres. Kevin J. Worthen presented on building character and included a discussion of murmuring. The idea of murmuring is one frequently referenced in Church, but I […]Read more "Am I a Murmurer?"
“12 For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads.” Doctrine and Covenants 25:12 I guess this is meant to be about the hymns, but honestly, there are many instances when […]Read more "Hymns: Seeking Soulful Delight"
Love’s a pretty big part of the Gospel in a variety of senses, central to the first two commandments: “30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31 And the […]Read more "I Love You, But I Don’t Like You"