His demeanor and tone is very welcoming. His logic and counsel is very timely.
Ben Carson recently sat before Chuck Todd with NBC. Once again, Todd, like many other reporters, was right on script with questions about abortion. Carson wasn’t on script. He seemed to be speaking from a genuine heart and a clear mind.
Without hesitation he said he believes life begins at conception. Todd then wanted to know who has more rights, a mother or her unborn child. His answer was tempered with wisdom. Continue reading
Obtaining and living a more righteous life challenged me at the age of 18. I was preparing to participate in sacred ordinances and make sacred covenants with Heavenly Father in a temple for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Church’s Las Vegas Temple stands on the climb of the east mountain of the valley. Day and night, the temple and the adventures of downtown and the strip contrast each other. The difference is plain in my opinion. Having grown up in Vegas I have seen the splendor of both, and know the Savior was clear when He said there are “two masters.”
You most likely have heard the cliché: “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” I am sure many hope this is true. Time has taught me that bad behavior will eventually be revealed—even “spoken upon the housetops.” A righteous life, for me is illustrated in a temple life. It is a life that requires self-control not self-indulgence.
What is a righteous life? I wish I had the means and the time to travel America and ask people what they believe and feel righteousness means. What is the process of becoming righteous? Where does it lead personally? Collectively? Continue reading
I was listening to Catholic radio this week and the discussion between the host and a guest referenced 2 Chronicles 20 in the Bible. The discussion impelled me to go to my office and study this chapter.
The city of Jerusalem (the children of Judah under king Jehoshaphat) were being besieged by a league of enemies. A man named Jahaziel, in whom the spirit of God had fallen upon, told the people to “be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s. In short, he told them what to do and trust in God and see His salvation (protection in this sense) extended to them. Continue reading