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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This Star appears in the center of my book cover “It’s About Time.”
I gave some ideas of what I wanted on my book cover to my grand-daughter, Rachel Oliveri. She, with the help of Kevn Lambson, my son-in-law, designed the art work. Both are gifted artists. I explained to them that I wanted the essence of the book cover to express the message that “Light” and “Truth” come from Christ. “He is the way, the truth and the life,” and the Star of David has great significance as well.
I believe Rachel and Kevn were inspired in the artistic development of this book cover to convey the message I desired to you, the reader.
A Little Background
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What are “Chemtrails” and are they hazardous to your health? If so, what can we do about it?
What is the difference between “Chemtrails” and “Contrails”?
The fist Contrail was observed in 1919 when a German test pilot, Zeno Diemer reached an altitude of 30,500 feet above Munich.
With the advent of jet aircraft, we saw a significant increase on “Contrails” or jet-trails, which naturally occur from high flying jets under specific atmospheric conditions. Contrails consist of engine emissions (water, carbon dioxide, in a efficient combustion, and soot). They typically do not persist and often disappear quite quickly. However, they can persist and form clouds if the atmospheric conditions are conducive.
Chemtrails resemble Contrails but they are not the same at all. Chemtrails have purposefully added particulates and they persist for a greater length of time and appear thick and clumpy and can be mistaken for clouds. Unfortunately these particulates are dangerous, minute particles which rain down upon us and can cause illness. Respiratory ailments are the most common.
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Why GPS? Why the Internet? Why Cell Phones? Are these amazing technologies being used wisely in relation to the fundamental question, “Why are we here on earth?”
Over my 57 career years, I have been privileged to help in the development of GPS in the area of precise timing which is necessary for telecommunications, the internet, and the precise synchronization of cell phone towers. It has been an exciting ride. These three technologies have made an enormous impact on society. Technically, they are well described in the world wide encyclopedia, Wikipedia. (see links below)
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The notion of “How to Love” stems from, not only our own personal experiences and education, it includes our spiritual belief system as well. Besides the Bible, the Book of Mormon gives some specific guidelines.
I learned a very important lesson recently from my dear friend, Chauncey Riddle. “Loving Offensively” was the point. Now, that sounds offensive but let me explain.
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An ideal society is promised, and soon, which is exciting. But what is it? What can we do to best prepare to be part of it and to help it come forth?
Look at the definition of a society; it is, “the aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community.” Presently, our society seems to be positioned in the “less” category” as it appears to be in a state of disruption, confusion, and conflict. The conflict appears to center around individualism (priority given to the individual) and collectivism (priority given to the group or the state.)
Also, far from ideal, Americans are becoming less healthy as a nation in comparison to others (we are now ranked 38th); yet, our health-care costs are the highest per capita of any in the world, which is a massive contradiction with a message for us if we will pay attention.
Who Sets the Standard?
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Healing back pain comes to the forefront of priorities after one has experienced a back injury that produces severe or unmanageable pain. I have personally had such an experience.
In 1970, I was serving as Bishop of the Boulder II Ward in the Denver West Stake in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Elder’s President, Bud Harrison, and I (just the two of us) were moving a piano for a member of our ward, and I crunched my back. I chose not to go to the doctor and lived with it even though it got worse over time. Continue reading Healing My Back Pain
A strong immune system is vital for keeping ourselves healthy. But, are we missing fundamental messages that will keep our health at the most optimum level throughout our lifetimes? We add significantly to the Harvard Medical School list, which suggests the following to boost your immunity system:
Choose a Healthy Lifestyle
· Don’t smoke.
· Eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and low in saturated fat.
· Exercise regularly.
· Maintain a healthy weight.
· Control your blood pressure.
· If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
· Get adequate sleep.
· Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly.
· Get regular medical screening tests for people in your age group and risk category
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It has been a little over five months since I had a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital. That little trip resulted in quadruple, open-heart, bypass surgery. Since then, “Heart Health” and “General Health” have been uppermost on my mind which, has lead me to undertake hours of research. (I have provided a link below in which I share my research.)
What I Have Come to Appreciate
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I was sleigh riding with some of our grandchildren and they were talking about the most beautiful music they had ever heard. I asked them what is the most beautiful music ever composed? To help them, I told them that the lyrics were from the most popular book ever written.
My clues were not sufficient, so I had to tell them Handel’s Messiah from the King James Bible. For Christmas Eve, my Sweetheart and I listened to the King’s College Cambridge choir’s version; it is incredible. It brings you to tears as the contralto sings of the Savior subjecting himself to “shame and spitting.”
George Frideric Handel
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