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What Is The Most Important Thing for Healthy Living?

healthy livingBy healthy living, we mean in body, mind, and spirit (emotionally, physically, and spiritually).

Is it eating healthful, organic foods?
Is it doing proper exercise?
Is it having a good environment?
Is it having healthy, loving relationships with the Lord and all of His children?

Is it properly dealing with all the stresses in our lives?

This morning, I had a fun conversation with the Lord around these questions.  I learned a new lesson for me.  An attitude of gratitude goes a long way toward good health in body, mind, and spirit.  I thank the Lord for being willing to and wanting to do the will of the Father in suffering infinite pain, which only a God could do, that He covered our sins, and that He completely overcame the effects of the Fall – overcoming death and hell to bring us back into the presence of God.
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The IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award Recipient

IEE Advancing Technology for Humanaity On June 27, 2017, I was notified that I have received the Joseph F Keithley Award By IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the largest scientific publishing house in the world.  It will be presented to me some time in 2018. Last year I received their highest award last year, “For seminal work… regarding time determination, time prediction, time dissemination and timekeeping through contributions to atomic frequency standards, space-based navigation, time and frequency stability analysis, time-scale algorithms, and timekeeping devices.”

The Keithey Award  is more towards instrumentation.  My friend and colleague, Emeritus Professor Kam Lau of UC Berkeley  kindly wrote the nomination for me.

The four main measurement instruments I am credited with inventing and building, and I assure you with lots of help from colleagues and mostly from on High, are:

1)      “Low information rate time control unit,” which is a quartz-crystal oscillator with instrumentation to automatically remove its systematic deviations, so that its output behaves more like an atomic clock.  This was used to generate time at Boulder for a while.

2)    A dual-mixer time-difference (DMTD) measurement system.  This is now the major means of comparing precision atomic clocks throughout the world.  We pushed the precision down to 50 femto-seconds, which is the time it takes light to travel about 15 microns.  A femto-second is one millionth of a nanosecond, which is one billionth of a second.

3)    We built a special GPS common-view timing receiver, which provided a means to compare atomic clocks around the world with a precision of about a nanosecond.  It became the main means of transferring time from the major timing centers around the world to the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) in Paris for the generation of official time for the world, UTC, and is still being used today.  JPL funded the development because they needed it for the NASA/JPL Deep Space Network, which was in Goldstone, CA, Canberra, Australia, and Madrid, Spain.  I also installed one of these special receivers at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico for measuring millisecond pulsars.

4)    After retirement in 1992, Hewlett-Packard hired me as a consultant to use a “Smart Clock” patent that I had developed along with a GPS filtering idea so that by utilizing a high-quality quartz-crystal oscillator, special instrumentation and an algorithm, it made the output look like an atomic clock synchronized to UTC.  We tested it by showing that we kept synchronized with a full-up military receiver to 1 ½ nanoseconds for a month.  This was used for cell-phone sites to be synchronized, so that wherever you went your cell phone would have synchronism in timing from the different cell towers.  HP sold millions of dollars of these throughout the world.

Among those who built America’s biggest test and measurement companies after World War II are William Hewlett and David Packard of Hewlett-Packard Co. Howard Volium of Tektronix Inc. John Fluke Sr. of John Fluke Manufacturing Co. Inc. and Joseph F. Keithley of Keithley Instruments, Inc.

The Joseph F. Keithley Award is for Advances in Measurement Science

To recognize physicists who have been instrumental in the development of measurement techniques or equipment that have impact on the physics community by providing better measurements. The prize consists of $5,000 and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient. It is presented annually, which will be awarded in 2018.

Establishment & Support

This award is endowed by Keithley Instruments, Inc. and the Topical Group on Instrument and Measurement Science (GIMS).  Joseph F. Keithley made outstanding contributions and numerous accomplishments in area of sensitive and precision instrument development and measurement techniques.

I am grateful the Lord has allowed me to serve as I have.  I have been greatly blessed.  I know of myself I am nothing.  With Him I can do all things well with a goal to serve.

David W. Allan

Reversal of Eyesight Degeneration

 Do we need to suffer eyesight degeneration with aging?  Age-related eyesight degeneration is usually associated with ‘Macular Degeneration.  Is it reversible? . However, other symptoms, such as needing reading glasses are also signs that your eyesight is declining.  Can any or all of these eyesight issues be reversed?
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David W. and Edna Allan Family Reunion

Four generations of fun and delight as we got re-united at Park City, Utah.  The food was fantastic as each family took their turn to fix a meal – couldn’t have eaten better.  McKaylee twisted my arm to make my 40-mile stew, which is a river-running tradition — going back as many years as I am old, and we ate two 12 inch Dutch ovens full of that stuff.

On Saturday morning I broke my chain riding my mountain bike on some real steep trails, which I have never ridden before, which were located behind the timeshare.  I have a   fascinating spin off tale of this event, which  I will share in a moment.

Family History

Allan Family Reunion – The children came at different times, so we didn’t get a good family picture.

Near Park City is Midway, which is the home town of my ancestry.  John Watkins is my great-great-grand-father, who had three wives and 32 children and first settled this beautiful little mountain village.  The home you see here is the second home he built, and is being restored by the Hardy Foundation. Because of its historical significance, I had to show this beautiful English Tudor architectural style home to my family.

John was the bugler for the Martin Handcart Company and made the 1300-mile trek from Iowa City to the Great Salt Lake basin with his wife, Margaret Ackhurst Watkins, and two children, Elizabeth and John.  Because of the early winter storms in Wyoming in 1856, 146 of the 575 in the company perished.  John actually had a vision of this happening before they left Iowa City, but came West anyway, and all four of them survived.  Elizabeth married my great-grand-father, Charles Edward Allan, and they settled in Mapleton.

Back to the bike story! Because I broke my bicycle chain, I went across the street from this home to a bicycle shop, where he gave me the link to fix it and the owner told me the “rest of the story!”  He had helped to re-do the stuccoing on the first home John had built, which was the first home in Midway – about a block and a half to the SW from this one.  He also told me of the Hardy Foundation, and that they had spent over a million dollars in restoring the home you see.

John was the first bishop in Midway, and everybody loved him – including the Indians.  He also built a half-way house for the immigrants (converts) coming in who couldn’t speak English. There they had a chance to learn the language and a trade, so they could integrate into society.

Family Fun

My Grandson, Jonathan Lambson, and his family digitized several of my 35 mm slides, and we had a slide show Sunday evening, with lots of fun stories, showing our grand-children and great-grand-children pictures of our children when they were there ages.  We have had some amazing experiences as a family, and my work has taken me around the globe with my wife accompanying.

Shelli’s husband, Bruce Owen, showed me a fun card trick.  After figuring it out, we sprung off of it and invented a new one.

I thank the Lord for my precious family.  My wife and I commented on the way home, “What a great life we have had.”  We have been enormously blessed.  Family is the most important unit in time and in eternity.  United with the Lord, herein is fullness of joy.

David W. Allan

David W Allan and Jonathan Neville

By popular demand, Jonathan Neville and I are on deck to speak again next Monday evening, 26 June, 2017
in Spring City, Utah

We both have significant, remarkable information to offer you.

David W. Allan

I will be adding significant new particulars  to my discourse on ‘Where We Are in God’s Time.’

Jonathan Neville

Brother Neville will discuss how Joseph Smith actually translated two separate sets of plates which came from two separate locations in the Hill Cumorah. This historic and far reaching research which will likely have significant impact on the Church’s present curriculum.

Monday June, 26th – 6:30 pm   …  City Building at 150 East Center Street.  Admission is Free!

Brief Neville Bio

Jonathan Neville, MS (Agribusiness), JD, is a lawyer, businessman, educator and author who has written 10 books about Church history and the Book of Mormon. He has spoken at many conferences, firesides, and other groups on these topics.

On June 1, 2017,he spoke to the annual meeting of the Mormon History Association in St. Louis, Missouri. His main focus is on events in Church history that affect our understanding of the Book of Mormon. His research indicates that Joseph Smith never once connected the Book of Mormon to Central or South America and that the original understanding of Cumorah in New York remains correct.

Brother Neville has lived overseas for 10 years and hasvisited every continent and over 60 countries. He and his wife Beverly recently returned from attending the open house ofthe temple in Paris, France. While there, Brother Neville presented a Church history fireside in French. They currently lives in Salt Lake City where Brother Neville serves on his stake’s high council.

 

The Lord’s Space Age Program

While the world is doing their space age activities with GEOs, MEOs, and LEOs, the Lord is doing a far greater space age program in preparation for this satellite called EARTH, to be celestialized.

The Earth’s Space Age Program

The GEOs are Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Satellites with an orbit period the same as the earth’s rotation period so that they appear at the same place in the sky over the equator. There are over 200 of them and they are mainly used for data transfer and telecommunications. They are at an altitude of about 6.7 earth radii.
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Trust in the Lord and Be Lifted Up

Recently, I found a wonderful Bible miracle in conjunction with the importance of, “Trust in the Lord.”

The center chapter of the Bible is Psalms 117, which is also the shortest chapter (two verses) and which should be at the center of our worship:

Ps 117:1 O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.
For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.

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It’s About Time – Audio Book Release

“It’s About Time  – Science Harmonized with Religion”  Audio Book was Released on May 9, 2017

I have had several express an interest in having an audio version of this book, which we first published in 2014 and updated in 2016.

My 80 year old voice is not up to it.  After counseling with my publisher, Boyd Tuttle of Digital Legends Library, (books that uplift & inspire) suggested Nathan T. Dunford of Sound Voice Over,  who has a great reading voice.

Nathan fell in love with the project and felt the Spirit in it.  He was moved to tears as he read Chapter 5, Mary’s Miracle but was tied up at the time and unable to begin the project.
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Behold, All Things Bear Record of Me

“Behold, all things are created and made to bear record of me.” 

At 4:28 (MST) on 20 March 2017) was the moment of the Vernal Equinox. Spring sprung upon us!  The early morning hours are my best time for meditating.  I had the impression that morning the ratio of the height to width of the first printing of the Book of Mormon was in the divine ratio or the Golden mean.  The divine ratio is ever-present in nature.  Dr. Hugh Nibley, Brigham Young University said, “Measurement is the very essence of creation.”

Since I have a replicated copy of those 5,000 copies that were first printed of Book of Mormon, I got up and measured it, and was delighted to find it right on. I measured this original copy at 190 mm high by 117 mm wide, which ratio is 1.62.

Sacred Geometry

The Golden Mean is replete in nature and can be defined in terms of itself; specifically, it is equal to 1 + it’s reciprocal – usually written as ϕ (the Greek letter phi).  So ϕ = 1 + 1/ϕ, and if you solve this equation, ϕ = (1 + square-root of 5 )/2 = 1.618033989…, an irrational number.

This ratio is also found in the angle of rise of the Giza pyramid (51.8 degrees) – it’s rise (606 feet) over half it’s base length is ϕ. “In that day shall there be an alter to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the boarder thereof to the Lord. And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt. Isaiah 19:19-20.

Another remarkable measurement of “The golden mean” or proportion in nature is in the Lord’s creation process. For example “The Phi-Proportion Spiral” which is the expanding divisions of space, where each division is 1.618 times larger in proportion than the previous one. We see this expressed in the curl of a rams horn, or the interior of a Nautilus shell.
  

There are 4 ½ square miles of earth works near Newark, Ohio, mapping out he plan of salvation, and  the 606 feet distance shows up there along with the 51.8 degrees: These earth works depict our spirit birth in pre-mortal, that 1/3 of the these spirits did not get bodies as they were cast down to the earth with Satan. These particular earthworks also depict the millennium and that Father’s plan provides for all of His children.  Furthermore it profoundly portrays that the earth will be celestialized for the ultimate realms of glory for those who have faith in and follow His Beloved Son.

We are so fortunate to live on and enjoy this beautiful planet. The Creator’s divine hand is in all creation where no detail is insignificant. All creation bears witness of a loving Father and Son. It behooves us all to pay close attention and develop the spiritual eyes to see.

Faithfully yours,

David W Allan

 

Book of Mormon Printing Miracle

The Lord is in the details of our lives. The printing of the Book of Mormon was truly a miracle. The details of the life of Gordon L. Weight, who died in 2004 at the age of 72, is another case in point. He wrote the booklet, “Miracle on Palmyra’s Main Street,” the year before he died.

Gordon is probably the only person on the planet that could have written with authenticity this booklet with subtitle, “An ‘Old-Time’ Printer’s Perspective on Printing the Original Copies of the Book of Mormon.”

The Book of Mormon has been criticized and praised for nearly 200 years.  Now it is well recognized by many non-LDS scholars and religious leaders (view BYU-TV “A New Day for the Book of Mormon” available on line).

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