Purple Cows – Part 2

Authority of God This excerpt comes from my other post, “How to Bible Bash”, but I feel like it’s directly applicable: When I hear the word “Authority,” what first comes to my mind is “permission.” Imagine that you’re a police officer, and I’m not. I go to the store, purchase all of the clothes necessary,

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Purple Cows – Part 1

Imagine that you’re driving down the road of a 2-lane highway. On your left side is a pasture, full of cows. No big deal, right? You pass by them without even giving a second thought. But just as you’re about to pass the pasture, something catches your eye. You look over and there it is;

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FAQ: Mormon Temples

A common symbol of the Mormon Church is our large and beautiful temples. With more than 160 temples (as of this date) either built or in planning across the world, it allows those not of our religion to have quite a bit of curiosity. My intent in writing this is to hopefully answer some of

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free will

Do we truly have free will?

The other day, someone asked me, “If God knows everything already, how can we truly have free will? He already knows the choices that we’re going to make ahead of time, so is it really our choice?” Great question. This is simply my opinion. I don’t know if there is any scriptural basis to back

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Messy Mentality

Growing up, I’m not sure if your Mom did or not, but mine would constantly be telling me to clean my room. “I don’t know how you find anything in there. Your room is a mess!”, she would say. But the thing is, that it was MY mess. And because of that, I knew exactly

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Cell Phones and Spiritual Signals

The laundry room of my three-story apartment complex is in the basement. Some have nicknamed it, “The bat cave.” It’s a harsh name, but it is certainly suiting of the dreary dungeon. The room is almost completely covered in pure concrete. The floor, walls, and even most of the ceiling. It is also without any

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13 Tips to Quit Masturbating

“It’s a normal thing to do,” “It helps to relieve stress,” “There’s nothing wrong with it.” The world tries to tell us that there’s nothing wrong with masturbating. However, the last time I checked, the Lord didn’t care about what the world thinks. The Lord has placed other rules for us to follow. And one

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General Conference Round-Up – April 2013

Wow! Yet another Conference has passed us by. Can’t believe it. As the Conference started, the letters showed up on the television and said, “The 182nd Annual General Conference.” I thought to myself, “Really? I thought last year it was the 174th.” I guess time sure flies, doesn’t it? As always, it was an edifying

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