Thursday, March 10, 2011


Tonight I had a Cub Scout Committee meeting and since I am the Chairman I really needed to be there. Problem was it didn't start until 7 pm and everybody was late except me the the 2nd Counselor. So we ended up staying late to finish all of the work needed. The Cub Scouts are 'adopting' the 11 yo Scouts because the troop isn't doing any work with them and technically they fall under Primary so...

We have gotten our Cub Scouts on track now and hopefully in the next year we can make the same advancements in the 11 yo scouts and the boy scout troop. We really just want the boys to have solid leadership and teach them the ways of the force...Oops...Wrong movie...Sorry it is late and I have to go to bed. See ya.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Scripture of the Day: Genesis 1:31

31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

"And God saw every thing," indicates that God saw in the manner of man..with His eyes. With man being made in the image of God, we know that he has eyes and Moses has told us that he used them to view his entirety of work on Earth. Earth has been prepared for man and man should be satisfied because God has declared, "it was very good."

On each of the previous days, God has given simple approbation. Now, after completing all parts of His work and giving it the final touch he pronounces it as perfectly good. This is His highest achievement, the place for his sons and daughters to live their lives.

If though, He left us a perfect place, why then is there enmity towards Him? Our perfect spirits are able to communicate with our Father, but there comes the rub. Our spirits can be communicated with by Satan. Why is there so much bitterness, anger, prejudice, resentment, doubt, self-pity, vanity, envy, greed, jealousy, pride, and lust? No where in God's Word are these called acceptable. Those traits do not come from God. He did not create these. God is love, perfect love. And he gave us a perfect world. We should be able to conclude as well that these did not come from man, as we were created by that perfect love of God and we were declared perfect by God. The only conclusion that we can make is that Satan created each of these so that he could corrupt God's perfect world.


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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Scripture of the Day: Doctrine & Covenants 128:14-15

14 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy; and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as are the records on the earth in relation to your dead, which are truly made out, so also are the records in heaven. This, therefore, is the sealing and binding power, and, in one sense of the word, the keys of the kingdom, which consist in the key of knowledge
15 And now, my dearly beloved brethren and sisters, let me assure you that these are principles in relation to the dead and the living that cannot be lightly passed over, as pertaining to our salvation. For their salvation is necessary and essential to our salvation, as Paul says concerning the fathers—that they without us cannot be made perfect—neither can we without our dead be made perfect.

In Section 128, the Prophet expounds on Malachi 4:5-6 and explains that baptism for the dead is "a welding link" between parents and children (D&C 128:18). Verse 15 makes it clear that fathers and children cannot be saved without each other, and that this ordinance of baptism for the dead was instigated to allow children to save their fathers, and perhaps for fathers to also save their dead children. In verse 14 he further explains that unless children are sealed by temple ordinances to their deceased forebears, who are in turn sealed to each other in God's family, neither can be fully saved and exalted. The themes outlined in this section clearly relate baptism for the dead to other patriarchal priesthood practices outlined in Moses 6:1-5.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Daily Scripture Verse: Galatians 6:1-5

1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

5 For every man shall bear his own burden

In this verse, bearing another's burdens is the helping of another to overcome temptation and sin. Jesus did this for us in the garden at Gethsemane, bleeding from each pore. We should also note that providing meat and potatoes does not bear another's burdens because the instruction to "restore" is also significant in the alternatives that it excludes. When another is caught in a sin, do we rejoice in his fall? Do we, out of ill will or spite, broadcast his failure? Or, do we ignore and minimize his sin? All these are acts of the flesh, and not of the Spirit. Paul says, "ye which are spiritual" should restore him. This would involve confrontation, correction, instruction, and continual encouragement in directing the erring brother back to the right path.
In so bearing the heavy burdens of others, we fulfill the law of Christ.

Two things could hinder someone from becoming involved with other believers in this way. First, perhaps he "think himself to be something when he is nothing," but here "he deceiveth himself." No one should think so highly of himself as to think that he is above caring for his brothers in the Lord. A second destructive tendency is constant comparison with others, and to draw illegitimate conclusions from his supposed inferiority or superiority to his brothers. Paul says each should examine himself against the law of Christ, and not to compare himself to others, but rather to carry their burdens as they have need.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Daily Scripture Verse

Matthew 21:19-22

19 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.

20 And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!

21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

The fig tree produces fruit before leaves, thus since the tree was producing leaves it also produced fruit. The tree is representing the Jewish religious system at the time which appeared healthy (leaves on the tree) but was producing no fruit. This event occurs after the cleansing of the temple and Jesus had declared the house of prayer as a den of thieves; he is now passing judgement on a barren Israel.

The instant withering of the tree after the curse metaphorically pronounces the decline of Judaism. The essence of the curse also indicates the upcoming shift in the work of God. Matthew wrote this about 80 AD and could also be referring indirectly to the destruction of the temple in 70 AD. So, not only was this spiritually effective, but people saw the real downfall of the temple, Judaism's symbol of faith.

Faith is not a magical power that we can use on our own, but we need to use it in conjunction with prayer. Prayer does not activate faith, but faith must be proffered to God in prayer. Thus, it is God's will that determines the movement of the mountain.

Jesus' response to his disciples that they should have faith and not doubt thus having power thru that faith indicates that their roles in God's Kingdom as servants to the people of the world in the dawning of Christ. But they should not utilize the power of God to fulfill their wants or needs or perform miracles they want to perform, Jesus had just condemned those actions. They are to use their power as God's people to produce the "fruit" that Israel could not produce, in other words be fruitful.


I got a number for a junk place that will pick up our junk cars. We have an Eagle Vision that has transmission problems and a Crown Victoria that has electric windows that won't roll up. We tried and Ebay Motors and didn't even get a nibble. I called the company yesterday and they will pick up the Crown Victoria Tuesday for $150 and when I get the title for the Eagle Vision they will buy it for $150 as well. They gave us good use but it is hard to get rid of a car you don't need sometimes. The Eagle has been sitting in the side yard since we moved in and the Crown Victoria since October.