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Month: July 2013

10th Article of Faith

We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory. I had a meeting Monday night, so […]

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9th Article of Faith

“We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important  things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.” After our opening song, prayer, and family council, we started Family Home Evening with a review of the first eight Articles of Faith. […]

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My OCD Confession

I think that everyone has some OCD tendencies.  For me, I must have all the clothes hangers in my closet the same color; white.  Sometimes, there might be a hanger or two that somehow is a different color.  I tell myself its silly, but it bothers me.  But I try not to let it.  Tonight, […]

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Quote of the Moment

“If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom.” Dwight Eisenhower

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Front Sight Membership Give Away

In May, I decided to give away a Patriot Lifetime Membership to Front Sight Firearms Training Institute.  On July 2nd & 3rd, when I was at Front Sight for a 2 night defensive handgun class, I decided I wanted to do an even bigger giveaway!  Around 11:30 PM on July 3rd, all the students attending […]

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8th Article of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.” This week, after an opening song and opening prayer, we reviewed the 1st Article of Faith, the 2nd Article of Faith (Josh’s favorite), the 3rd Article of […]

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The Book of Mormon on Self Defense

“And they were doing that which they felt was the duty which they owed their God; for the Lord had said unto them, and also unto their fathers, that: Inasmuch as ye are not guilty of the first offense, neither the second, ye shall not suffer yourselves to be slain by the hands of your […]

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Forest Fires & Preparedness

Over the last 12-days, the Spring Mountain ranges west of Las Vegas have been on fire (“Carpenter 1 Fire”). Nearly 28,000 acres have been burned. Hundreds of families have been displaced as their neighborhoods have been under mandatory evacuation.  My company owns and operates The Resort on Mt Charleston, which is currently closed due to […]

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Obama’s Gun Violence Report

A few months ago, after the Connecticut School Shooting, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence, in the hopes of “saving one child”.  As with many politicians, the President hoped to have a report coming back showing how evil guns are and […]

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7th Article of Faith

“We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth.” Since all 3 kids were home last night, we were able to move forward on a new Article of Faith.  First we reviewed the 1st Article of Faith, the 2nd Article of Faith, the 3rd Article of Faith, […]

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