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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Proverbs 13:20

Or, in other words, "Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups!"

Sunday, February 22, 2009

In the Sauce

The "Prego" brand of spaghetti sauce sums up all of the answers.
Just "pray" and "go".

By George!

The continuing crisis of effective leadership and the rampant employee unrest within the Maryland Department of Public Safety came to mind recently as I read the following quote from George Washington:
"A people...must be led, they will not be drove."
(Source: "1776", page 293, by David McCullough)

The Secret of Success

" one has failed who keeps trying and keeps praying."
- Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

"Vox Populi, Vox Dei!"

Translation: "My God! How did we get in this mess!"
Or, put another way: "Beware the tyranny of the majority!"
(A maxim well known to and respected by our founding fathers when they drafted the "Bill of Rights")

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The Purpose (and Power) of Prayer

Recently, a friend of mine lamented his experience with prayer, wherein he prayed fervently and sincerely for an outcome which was not realized.
And so it is oft times for all of us, when we forget that the purpose of prayer is not for our own myopic petitions to be granted, but rather for us to learn the will of Our Father in Heaven, that we thereby may be more fully instructed, strengthened, and blessed.
When we pray, we first should " (the issue) out in (our) mind"..., and then "..ask (God) if it is right.." (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Doctrine & Covenants: Section 9, verse 8).
And, in all our petitions to God, we never should forget the prime purpose of prayer: to seek for a better understanding of His Plan of Happiness for all of us, and to praise Him for His eternal love and the supernal gift of the Atonement of His son, even Jesus Christ.
This then opens the windows of Heaven for us to better realize what we do not yet understand and to empower us to do and receive all with which He would bless us.
Worlds without end.
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