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Divine Absence

November 30th, 2015 by G.

The best way for Man to live his mortal life, probably the only way for Man to live as a Man; is for him to grapple with and solve problems for himself , including making mistakes. That is the path of theosis.

-thus Bruce Charlton

Update: Mark Citadel makes a great comment below. He reminds me one of my formative spiritual experiences. I was questioning the existence of God as a teenager and it was made clear to me that what I saw as the apparent absence of God was more like the 1% absence of God and the 99% presence that I had become used to, and in fact couldn’t function without. The divine “absence” that is necessary for personal growth towards theosis is only relative.

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November 30th, 2015 07:48:31

Best Friend and Severest Critic

November 29th, 2015 by G.

My little baby daughter cries whenever I sing. There’s no accounting for taste.

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November 29th, 2015 17:45:34

Return of Jo-Fes

November 29th, 2015 by G.

I am pleased to announce the return of the Christmas season. Yesterday I heard my son telling his little cousin all about “Jo-Fes.”

It is still silly season, however. My girls like watching Fred Astaire videos on youtube. They also like Star Wars. This afternoon I heard them singing

You say Palpatine
I say Palpateen
You say Darth Vader
I say Darth Vahder
Palpatine Palpateen
Vader Vahder
Lets call the whole thing off.

I didn’t have the heart to tell them that I could ask the principals to settle any such little dispute.

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November 29th, 2015 17:44:39

The Keys to Miracles.

November 27th, 2015 by Bookslinger

The keys to miracles are laid out in Spencer Kimball’s book “Faith Precedes the Miracle” available used on Amazon.

Personal guidance and revelation through the Holy Ghost, also being forms of miracles, are accessed with the same keys.

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November 27th, 2015 15:30:28

Thanksgiving

November 26th, 2015 by G.

When you hurt your rib diving you still managed to catch the ball. Your son was there to see you.
Your assay in smoking a turkey worked out.
At the meal, your son gives you a world-class straight line.
Your wife’s hair is up and elegant. Her eyes sparkle.
You feel that God is with you.
You have a thankful, brimming heart.

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November 26th, 2015 14:01:17

Humor by Understatement

November 25th, 2015 by G.

Overheard in the mess hall:

This tastes like someone skinned a hockey puck and tanned the hide.

Yep.

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November 25th, 2015 13:05:58

Bezos’ Re-usable Sub-orbital

November 25th, 2015 by Pecos Bill

I’m so proud I’m fit to bust. That there contraption, she’s a pert little mare. (more…)

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November 25th, 2015 10:16:23

As the Prophet Nash has Written

November 25th, 2015 by G.

Not everything that pops into your head is inspiration. (more…)

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November 25th, 2015 06:19:25

Stephen Colbert is Supposed to be Funny

November 24th, 2015 by Bertie

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November 24th, 2015 11:13:01

Democracy Works unless There is an Opposition

November 23rd, 2015 by Man SL

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November 23rd, 2015 15:54:02

Weekly Tyranny

November 23rd, 2015 by Ask a Liberal Mormon

With the recent focus on keeping the Sabbath day holy, I have to say that I am shocked, nay, offended that my bishop would force me to attend early-morning meetings on the Sabbath. (more…)

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November 23rd, 2015 15:21:30

The Parrot and the Ford

November 23rd, 2015 by G.

A bull was grazing in a field near a stream. Now in that country there was a flock of escaped parrots who busied themselves in other people’s matters. (more…)

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November 23rd, 2015 10:37:53

Hey, ISIS.  You’se guys wanna piece o’ dis?

November 23rd, 2015 by Bookslinger

https://www.rt.com/usa/323032-mafia-isis-warning-gambino/

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November 23rd, 2015 07:30:27

The last of the Navajo Code Talkers has passed away

November 21st, 2015 by Vader

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November 21st, 2015 18:44:29

Buying insurance

November 21st, 2015 by Vader

Back in the day.

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November 21st, 2015 18:40:14