True Stuff that I Made Up

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012



 Last night, while out teaching the gospel with our local LDS Missionary Elders, both of whom are age twenty, I pointed out to them that I am over three times their age.

 Of course, I also am over three times as "Kumpdillylicious" as both of them put together.


Postscript: I may be older than dirt, but dirt is just mud with all of the water squeezed out of it. And, I have a T-Shirt to prove it ("Old Guys Rule").

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

"Mouseland", A Fable for Our Times

The "Mouseland" fable originally was written in the 1940's by Clarence Gillis, and then later narrated by the late Tommy Douglas and therein made into a slide show presentation.

It was in the late 1960's that I first saw the film of the slide show presentation, when I was a political science undergraduate student at Frostburg State College in Western Maryland.

It since then has been remade into an animated video version.

Regardless of the politics and nationality of Tommy Douglas, Mouseland's message rises above fractious political partisanship with a cry for each and every one of us to stand up and be responsible for our own liberty and freedom of choice.

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May God bless you all real good!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Basis of My Simple Faith

Inasmuch as, during my campaign for election to the West Virginia House of Delegates, some have asked me about my simple faith and how I feel about the faiths of others, here is a thumbnail summary that is printed on the card which I share with them about those issues:

Old Testament, 19th Psalm (of David)
"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament sheweth his handiwork...."

Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi 25:26
"And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ...that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins."

New Testament, Hebrews 12:2
"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith..."

LDS Church 11th Article of Faith
"We claim the privilege of worshipping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all the same privilege, let them worship how, where, and when they may."

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Saturday, April 14, 2012


Omigosh, but my experience at the Washington, D.C. Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) early this morning was worthy of note.

Arriving in an admittedly sour personal mood, the unwitting but nevertheless disconcerting behavior of a few of the patrons further disturbed me.

Trying to find a non-judgmental focus and overcome my own personal shortcomings, a young married couple soon helped me do just that.

Today was their 7th wedding anniversary, and they make it a point to participate a Temple session on that milestone date in their life. Their joy this morning soon became mine.

Then, a young lady came in to do some vicarious family sealings for her Grand-Dad and her Uncles. Tears of gratitude and joy soon streamed down her face as the sealings progressed, and I quickly followed suit with my own waterworks.

The Spirit was incredibly intense, but then became even more uplifting as we particated in the family sealings of families from Switzerland and Croatia, all of whom were born in the 1600's and 1700's.

And so it goes that I feel much better now.