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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

What Shakespeare Failed to Tell Us

Pondering how we strain and struggle with our individual failings, wanting to be so much better on behalf of our loved ones, the words of Shakespeare recently came into my mind.

"My stars shine darkly over me; the malignancy of my fate might, perhaps, distemper yours..." (from "Twelfth Night").

And yet, we also are given the sweet assurance that  "...the Lord God will help me, therefore shall I not be confounded..." (Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi 7:7).

"Therefore, cheer up your hearts..." (Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi 10:23).

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Where's the Pretzels?

While I was traveling this morning on InterState 270 to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) Temple near Washington, D.C., traffic was snarled and stopped.

A huge tractor-trailer truck, loaded with over 70,000 gallons of Budweiser beer, had crashed and overturned.

There were suds everywhere, but no pretzels.

Postscript: Upon hearing this news report, my friend Bud was excited about the possibilities, but beer does not make Bud wiser.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Just Another Wise Guy


 I found your recent post card very inspiring.

 It's obvious that even God sees the things I see, and He even had Moroni write it down to confirm it (Moroni: Chapter 7, Verse 5).

 You are more of an inspiration and help than you could ever imagine.

 But, at least you are wise enough to be modest about it.

 Never change.


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Providing Pause to Ponder

After Church services last Sunday, one of the brothers was talking with me in the foyer, just making friendly conversation.

He seemed to me to be so sad, frail, and elderly.

Accordingly, it then surprised me to discover that he and I are of about the same age, with me being slightly the elder.

Then, during my annual medical check-up this morning, Dr. Shranatan told me that my good health is most remarkable, especially considering my previous medical challenges, and that it actually has improved in recent years. He went on to say that my health now even is better than many younger men.

All of which gives me much pause to ponder the miracles that God has so lovingly wrought throughout my life, and very much more so than just concerning my physical health.

Friday, July 06, 2012

The Voices in my Head (and Heart)

The August issue of the "Liahona" magazine ( arrived at my home today.

I immediately turned to my favorite magazine department, "Latter-day Saint Voices".

Each of the four department articles spoke directly to my heart about God's guidance, His love, the power of the Scriptures, and the power of prayerful fasting and Priesthood blessings.