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One Christmas, Everlasting

December 23, 2008 | one comment
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Merry Christmas from Christmases past! Read more »

The True Meaning of Christmas

December 22, 2008 | no comments
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The Church has put together a web page on the true meaning of Christmas. Please give it a look and pass on the link. Read more »

The Slaughter of the Innocents

December 22, 2008 | 26 comments
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After the wise men came, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. Read more »

Christmas and the Sacrament

December 21, 2008 | 4 comments
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There is only one Christmas. Each year it comes slightly more into view. Read more »

Notes From All Over

December 19, 2008 | 6 comments
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Comment on the week in sidebar links Read more »

Elder Porter of the Seventy, in Newsweek

December 16, 2008 | 103 comments
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Elder Porter of the Seventy has a column in Newsweek responding to a recent Newsweek opinion piece claiming that opposition to gay marriage was unbiblical. There are several unusual features about the column Read more »

Haunted and Blessed Lives

December 15, 2008 | 13 comments
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Ross Douthat believes in angels and devils. Me too. Read more »

The Carnival of Ward Choirs

December 14, 2008 | 3 comments
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On the sweetness of Mormon life. Read more »

Grace, Works, and the Meritocracy

December 12, 2008 | 24 comments
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Ross Douthat explains why meritocrats feel like they deserve their success. He says that you probably won’t succeed without the luck of good brains and good upbringing, but that then you have to follow that luck with lots of determination and hard work. Since the hard work and determination is closest to your success and the luck is so remote, you give all credit to the hard work. Read more »

Notes From All Over

December 12, 2008 | 13 comments
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Here’s your chance to comment on the week in links. The “All Notes” link is now working, so you can go back to look at links that have been pushed off the sidebar. This may be as good a time as any to remind you that if you hold your mouse pointer over a link on the sidebar, you can often see additional commentary from the linker. Check out my most recent link for an example. Read more »

Tithing Settlement 2008

December 11, 2008 | 8 comments
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Tithing Settlement is a great part of the Christmas season. Read more »

Holding the Messiah

December 10, 2008 | 8 comments
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On the sweetness of Mormon life. Read more »

Christmas Devotional 2008

December 7, 2008 | 16 comments
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President Uchtdorf said that the angels came to the shepherds, the poor, not to the rich. At one point in my life that would have bugged me. Today I realized that the rich should want it that way. If you’re wealthy and still looking for something, you don’t want to be told that your wealth is all there is. Read more »

Thanksgiving Proclaimed

November 27, 2008 | 2 comments
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Our Chief Magistrate has proclaimed that today be a National Day of Thanksgiving, to acknowledge those blessings of liberty, family, and friendship we receive at the hands of the Almighty God. Read more »

Hymn 95

November 23, 2008 | 13 comments
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On the sweetness of Mormon life. Read more »

Go Cougars!

November 21, 2008 | 29 comments
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Go Cougars!

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Vets

November 11, 2008 | 6 comments
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Today is a good day to celebrate the soldiers I have known and 9 years of marriage. Read more »

The Raft-Builders

November 11, 2008 | 9 comments
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By Lord Dunsany: Read more »

Simple ideas to be a better missionary

November 5, 2008 | no comments
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A horrible, no-good, very bad blog can still run a great series on missionary work. Read it, take it to heart, recommend it to others. Part I Part II Part III. *** Bumped. Read more »

Abortion, Obama: Extreme Deeds, Meaningless Words

November 4, 2008 | 51 comments
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People who want to vote for Obama labor mightily to get around his extreme pro-choice/pro-abortion record. Read more »

Prop. 8 Cometh

November 4, 2008 | 33 comments
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Abortion, Obama

November 4, 2008 | 137 comments
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Barack Obama is the most pro-choice/pro-abortion candidate to ever run for President in any major party. Read more »

The Fall Makes Righteous Pride Possible

November 1, 2008 | 7 comments
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Man is hungry for status like he is hungry for food (and they say the public schools don’t teach you anything!). Read more »

Marriage University

October 30, 2008 | 11 comments
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The Lovely One and I were lazing in bed and got to talking about life expectancy. Barring mishap, we figured we’d reach our 50th wedding anniversary, no problem. Read more »

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