Junior Ganymede
We endeavor to give satisfaction

We See the Past with a God’s Eye View

April 03rd, 2014 by G.

The past with the clarity and beauty of a Bruegel's landscape

The past with the clarity and beauty of a Bruegel landscape

Why is living in the past so popular a pastime?
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April 03rd, 2014 01:30:23

Woman is the Glory of Man

February 11th, 2014 by G.

The man is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

Thus St. Paul.

He says it in the middle of some deeply reactionary stuff about women keeping their head covered in church and such so this particular teaching gets lost. But as with an illusionist’s trick, the part that draws the eye isn’t the important part.

So what does Paul mean? I don’t know. But sometimes my life as a husband and a father feels like I could say ‘she is my glory.’ I feel like I do a lot of scutwork out in the world and a lot of discipline and order and stabilizing at home to make possible the little circle of domestic intimacy that she creates. Because of what I have to do to make it possible, or because I am the sort of person who does what is necessary to make it possible, I can’t fully be a part of it. But all the same that circle validates all my efforts, it seems to me.

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February 11th, 2014 12:35:23

The Twilight of the Year

October 29th, 2013 by G.

Fall in the orchardRich in years and honor, they say of someone who lived abundantly and died in his glory. That is Fall to me. (more…)

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October 29th, 2013 09:30:35

Perfect Justice and Infinite Mercy

April 12th, 2013 by G.

Elder Christofferson preached Sunday that the aim of the gospel is to draw down “perfect justice and infinite mercy” from heaven. The phrase stuck with me. Perfect justice and infinite mercy. (more…)

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April 12th, 2013 09:52:53

Earned Respect, Unconditional Love

October 31st, 2012 by G.

And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.

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October 31st, 2012 11:26:57

Diversity of perfections

July 19th, 2009 by Vader

One of the distinctive features of Mormonism is the doctrine of the diversity of perfections. (more…)

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July 19th, 2009 22:26:07