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The New Era 2.0

January 1, 2009 | 70 comments
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The Church has a new website for youth, launched today. Read more »

A Christmas Story

December 24, 2008 | 13 comments
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If a story about football brought tears to my eyes, you know it’s gotta be good. Read more »

Should My Prayers Be Whinier?

December 21, 2008 | 11 comments
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The psalms are prayers. And some of them are real doozies. Read more »

The First Annual Times & Seasons Sentence Diagramming Contest

December 17, 2008 | 20 comments
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Your challenge: diagram the sacrament prayers. Read more »

A More Fortunate Ensign Article

November 30, 2008 | 33 comments
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Since I was rather critical of an Ensign article on the Word of Wisdom earlier this year, I feel obligated to point out that this month’s article on the Word of Wisdom is a much better piece. Read more »

What the Smith Boys Said This Year

November 29, 2008 | 19 comments
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Previous installments can be accessed through this link. Read more »

That’s Trillion with a ‘T’

November 11, 2008 | 45 comments
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Is anyone else just the teeniest bit bothered that the government wants to lend two trillion of our dollars but will not tell us to whom they are lending it or what kind of collateral they have? Read more »

How the Other Half Preaches

November 9, 2008 | 59 comments
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A pool in our area had a free admission day this summer and I’m nothing if not cheap so there we were. Imagine the delighted looks on my kids’ faces when they saw not only a FREE pool, but FREE inflatable bouncers, FREE snowcones, FREE hot dogs, FREE chips, and FREE games with prizes. Read more »

Christmas Gifts for Kids

November 5, 2008 | 17 comments
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Christmas Gifts for Kids

Let’s take about Christmas. Read more »

The Case Against John McCain

November 2, 2008 | 101 comments
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Here are a few reasons why you should not vote for John McCain: Read more »

Confirm or Deny?

October 20, 2008 | 57 comments
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The following is making the email rounds with lightning speed. It claims to be talk given recently by President Packer. Can anyone confirm or deny? Read more »

Priesthood Session Online

October 15, 2008 | 25 comments
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According to this, the priesthood session of conference will be available online starting next year. Read more »

Family Home Evening Ideas

September 27, 2008 | 25 comments
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After almost three years, we’ve just about made it all the way through the Bible in felt. These have been great FHEs for us. Now I need something new. Read more »

Thoughts for an Uncertain Morn

September 26, 2008 | 9 comments
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Paper or Plastic?

September 21, 2008 | 55 comments
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We begin with a quiz. Read more »

First Things Articles

September 17, 2008 | 41 comments
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First Things has published two articles about the Church; one by Bruce D. Porter and the other by Gerald R. McDermott. Read more »

Reminder: Alma Conference

September 15, 2008 | 6 comments
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For those in the Provo area: Read more »

The War Chapters

August 31, 2008 | 46 comments
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And a great sleep did come over the land; yea, verily, there was much dozing and nodding of heads in all of the sabbath schools. Read more »

New Nursery Manual

August 27, 2008 | 50 comments
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The new nursery manual is available. Read more »

Mourning with Those Who Mourn

August 21, 2008 | 36 comments
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So I’m at the pool last week with someone I really like but don’t know all that well and we’re kvetching about grocery prices, etc., when out of nowhere she says, “So I know you lost a baby daughter last winter. How are you doing with that?” Read more »

The Bridge from Theological to Political

August 20, 2008 | 57 comments
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Yes! Another SSM post! Read more »

A Bad Reason for A Good Policy

August 15, 2008 | 110 comments
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Let me remind everyone that I support the Church’s position opposing same sex marriage. Read more »

For Our Central Texas Readers . . .

August 14, 2008 | 10 comments
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An Adult Religion Class will be offered this Fall in the Primary room of the Pflugerville Building on Thursdays from 8pm-9:30pm beginning on August 28th. The class will cover Psalms 1-89 and will be taught by me. The class fee is $16.25. Questions? Email me at my first name AT timesandseasons DOT org. Read more »

Revelation 3:14-22

August 14, 2008 | 10 comments
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Previous posts in this series are available here. Read more »