Power of godliness

In response to young Joseph's inquiry to "know which of all the sects was right, that [he] may know which to join" the Lord told him he: "...must join none of them, for they were all wrong." (JS-H 1:19) And why were they all wrong? The Lord explains to Joseph it was because:  "...all their creeds were an abomination in… Continue reading Power of godliness


Some notes on 1 Nephi 1

  4 "For it came to pass in the commencement of the first year of the reign of Zedekiah, king of Judah, (my father, Lehi, having dwelt at Jerusalem in all his days); and in that same year there came many prophets, prophesying unto the people that they must repent, or the great city Jerusalem… Continue reading Some notes on 1 Nephi 1


Truth: "Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been, or shall be; real state of things." (Truth, English) "Without blemish, complete, full, perfect, sincerity, sound, without spot, undefiled, uprightly, whole." (Tamiym, Hebrew) "A primary particle of strong affirmation; yes: even so, surely, truth, verily, yea, yes." (Nai, Greek) "Reality." (Haqq, Arabic)  … Continue reading Truth


Like most parents, when my wife and I found out we were expecting our first child, it took some time to decide on a name. To us, a name really does mean a lot. Every part of me wanted to name it "Zion". Unfortunately, my wife made it clear to me that would not be happening. Darn. What's a man to do… Continue reading Zion