Revelation Signal Flow Pt.1- Integrity vs. Fidelity

I’m an audio and video systems engineer and media technician. In my job, I design and build large-scale AV systems for conferences, corporate meetings, trade shows, parties, or other events. I work with large and complex sound reinforcement systems, video projectors, televisions, conventional and robotic lighting fixtures, and...

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Dreams Wearing Garments…And Nothing Else

Aug 16, 14 Dreams Wearing Garments…And Nothing Else

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I’ve had a recurring dream where I’m in public wearing nothing but my underwear. Because I am an active, endowed Mormon, I wear garments. So in my dreams I’m wearing just my garments for everyone to see. In my dreams I’m embarrassed to be seen in my garments. Apparently dreams where the dreamer is exposed, either through...

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Tale of Two Chapels

How does change happen in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? Should it be bottom-up or top-down? Here’s a little story about a big chapel. Can you guess where it is? It has a tall white steeple, twin peaked roofs, black grid windows, decorative arches, two-tone exterior paint. Inside, it has varnished wooden pews, a...

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How Continuing Revelation Prevents Change in Mormonism

Continuing revelation is the foundation of Mormonism. It is one of the great differences between Mormonism and fundamentalist, “Bible-based” Christian churches. One might assume that having a belief in leaders who receive new revelation from God would push us into the forefront when it comes to progressive policies and doctrines...

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Making a Hole in the Roof

After my kids had gone to bed and all the cleaning was done, I curled up on the couch. In preparation for Stake Conference my husband had been gone all day and I was emotionally and physically exhausted. All wanted to do was drink hot chocolate and go to bed. But I felt pulled towards the scriptures, not out of duty or habit,...

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What revelation isn’t

Apr 28, 14 What revelation isn’t

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In the first part of this epic two-part series on revelation I discussed the difference between “pillar of light revelation” and “everyday revelation.” Now it’s time to touch on three things revelation isn’t: uniform, exclusive, or perfect. Uniform People experience revelation differently, and people are...

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Living Scriptures

I went west seeking God. I wanted to knock at the door and made it known that I am seeking the greater light. A burning in my heart was the Spirit’s testimony that what I was doing was right for me. In a sea of people, and under a storm of hail and insults I walked. Singing my song unto the Lord, I waited. I approached the...

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Everyday Revelation

Mar 24, 14 Everyday Revelation

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One of the most important facets of the LDS church is revelation. We believe that our leaders are privy to revelation for the church as a whole, and that we as members are supposed to seek revelation for our personal lives and our families. In this two-part series, I want to explore the concept of revelation a little deeper. First,...

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Unassuming God

First Post Previous Post Next Post Assumptions about God Omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent. Dogma in our modern understanding is pretty much just another way of saying “arbitrary assumptions”. According to a Pew Research Foundation survey on religion (see “Interpretation of Religious Teachings”), 54% of...

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Yes, We Have No Bananas!

And like that whimsical song of yesteryear, I not only have no bananas, I also have no blog article for this month.  I feel, however, that I owe an explanation to my faithful readers, so sit right back and you’ll hear a tale of my wrestle with the Lord. It is not like I didn’t try to have a blog ready this month.  In fact, I...

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