“Practical Benefits” of LDS Church Membership

"Sunday Sermon" and "Personal Experiences" I grew up in the Church. Every personal success or achievement I may have had, I owe to the Lord and His restored Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There are innumerable collateral "practical benefits" of membership in the Lord's Church. Here are a few. Public Speaking and Teaching … Continue reading “Practical Benefits” of LDS Church Membership

Teddy Roosevelt, An American Hero

"Fun Facts Saturday" "American History" Teddy Roosevelt (1858-1919) is the latest entry into my personal Hall of Fame. He is now one of my dozen heroes.* From “sickly” to “manly” -the "strenuous life" Young Boxer Theodore (“Teddy” “T.R.”) Roosevelt has been called our “manliest president."  He championed the “strenuous life.” As a child, Teddy was … Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt, An American Hero

My Highway Patrol Uncle Gave His Wife and President McKay Speeding Tickets

"Court Case Friday" My grandfather's brother, "Uncle Ted," served in the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP), rising from trooper to acting colonel/superintendent. He had a reputation for absolute integrity. He firmly believed in equal justice - “No one is above the law.” He Gave His Wife a Ticket Trooper Ted gave his wife a traffic ticket. … Continue reading My Highway Patrol Uncle Gave His Wife and President McKay Speeding Tickets

General Conference: A Time to Hear the Voice of the Lord (Scriptures and Quotes)

"Sunday (On Monday) Sermon" Importance of Hearing and Obeying the Voice of the Lord One of the major themes of the scriptures is the admonition to listen, hearken, hear, and heed the voice of the Lord.  This is a divine mandate.  Significantly, “listen,” “hear,” “hearken,” and “heed” are mentioned over 4,100 times in the standard … Continue reading General Conference: A Time to Hear the Voice of the Lord (Scriptures and Quotes)

Exaltation and Deification — Becoming like our Heavenly Father

"Sunday Sermon" "Doctrinal Commentary" One of the many distinctive doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that man can become like God.  As sons and daughter of our Heavenly Father, we can become His heirs, and joint heirs with Christ. As his children, we can inherit and share His divine nature. … Continue reading Exaltation and Deification — Becoming like our Heavenly Father

Your schnoz can distinguish a TRILLION odors

"Fun Facts Saturday" The Amazing Human Nose In a 1920 study, scientists concluded that the human nose could distinguish about 10,000 different odors.  This was far below other senses.  For example, our eyes can identify several million different colors, and our ears can discern about a half million different tones. In a major study in … Continue reading Your schnoz can distinguish a TRILLION odors

Defendant: “I am a God! You are a mere mortal!”

"Court Case Friday" One afternoon I had a large group of prisoners in the “cage” in my courtroom. I started advising them of their constitutional rights. One of the women suddenly interrupted me and screamed, “I don’t recognize you.” I thought to myself, “I don’t’ recognize you either.” She continued: Defendant: “I am a God! I don’t … Continue reading Defendant: “I am a God! You are a mere mortal!”

Least and Most Religious Countries (25 Top/Bottom)

"Sunday Sermon" "Fun Facts" The Rise of Modern Atheism Recently, atheism has been growing at its fastest rate in western culture. Leaders of the New Atheist Movement include the popular "Four Horsemen," Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris. They zealously and persuasively promote atheism on social media, books, articles, podcasts, and college … Continue reading Least and Most Religious Countries (25 Top/Bottom)

Did you know – the British flag combines the flags of England (St. George), Scotland (St. Andrew), and N. Ireland (St. Patrick)?

"Fun Facts Saturday"In Honor of the Recent Passing of Queen Elizabeth II Creation of the British "Union Jack" Flag The British "Union Jack" flag is a combination of the 3 flags of England (Saint George Cross), Scotland (Saint Andrew Cross), and Northern Ireland (Saint Patrick Cross). (When the Union Jack flag was created, Wales was … Continue reading Did you know – the British flag combines the flags of England (St. George), Scotland (St. Andrew), and N. Ireland (St. Patrick)?

“My” Prisoner had been “Executed” and then “Resurrected”

"Court Case Friday" One afternoon, I was discussing a felony case with the district attorney and the public defender at my bench. The woman defendant was in custody in the “cage.” Public Execution All of a sudden, the she screamed at me: Defendant: “What are you doing?” Judge: “I am discussing your case with the … Continue reading “My” Prisoner had been “Executed” and then “Resurrected”