Saturday General Conference Musings

Twice a year, in October and April, my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, meets for a world wide General Conference presided over by the man we sustain as the one and only anointed and set apart Prophet of God on the earth today, accompanied by the twelve currently living Apostles … Continue reading Saturday General Conference Musings

3 Warnings & a Plea to the US and the world

These warnings are all about 140 years old. First: Prayers are well enough; but a little flour, a little pork, a little beef, sugar, store goods, and temporal comforts are a great deal better than all our prayers without this material assistance. John Taylor, Conference Report, Apr. 1880, 68 Speaking of prayers, in case you're … Continue reading 3 Warnings & a Plea to the US and the world

First Presidency Message re:War, Military Service, Love/Hate, etc.

This is a very long read, but well worth it for all of the ground it covers. A message from the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑day Saints, delivered by President J. Reuben Clark, JR. in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah, Monday, April 6, 1942, during … Continue reading First Presidency Message re:War, Military Service, Love/Hate, etc.

LDS Doctrine versus Opinions of Leaders

Yes, this is a current problem for some active Church members regarding recent General Conference comments as well as being pretty typical for critics of Mormonism who often bring up some statement made by a previous leader and assert that whatever was said was once LDS doctrine. The usual sources for these critics’ statements are … Continue reading LDS Doctrine versus Opinions of Leaders

Wheat & Sugar more valuable than Gold — Brig. Young & Geo. Q. Cannon

Were I to ask the question, how much wheat or anything else a man must have to justify him in letting it go to waste, it would be hard to answer; figures are inadequate to give the amount. Never let anything go to waste. Be prudent, save everything, and what you get more than you … Continue reading Wheat & Sugar more valuable than Gold — Brig. Young & Geo. Q. Cannon

Food Redistribution by Leaders

I don’t know about anyone else’s wards/stakes, but, in several of the ones I’ve lived in, I’ve come across quite a few people who believe that when hard times come, the bishop or Stake President will “call in” everyone’s food storage and then share it to make sure everyone in the ward has food. Those … Continue reading Food Redistribution by Leaders

John Taylor – 3 more on Food Storage

Prayers are well enough; but a little flour, a little pork, a little beef, sugar, store goods, and temporal comforts are a great deal better than all our prayers without this material assistance. John Taylor, Conference Report, Apr. 1880, 68 There is a terrible time approaching the nations of the earth, also this nation, worse … Continue reading John Taylor – 3 more on Food Storage