April 2009


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(Frank and Patsy Jackson stand in their basement food storage room surrounded by cans and boxes they’ve stockpiled at their home in Leeds, Utah Feb. 10.  By Jud Burkett, The Spectrum)

And, better yet, would you have to radically change what you eat?  A story in USA Today by Brian Passey, a reporter for the St. George Spectrum writes about a family that actually lived on its food storage for a month, without skipping a beat–or more importantly a meal:

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christresurrectedThe First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued their Easter message today.  In it, The Brethren testifed of the physical reality of the Resurection of Jesus Christ–not a metaphorical message, a symbolic story–but the physical reality of His death, burial, and triumphant Resurrection from the dead:

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(Update 04/09/09 7:15 a.m.  Kaimi has apparently responded, appropriately over at Adam’s new blog.  I’ve closed comments on this thread, and don’t have anything more to say–but wanted to link to Kaimi’s response).

The “Truth Will Prevail” motto appears to be going through some tough times over there at Times and Seasons. Adam Greenwood–one of the original founding members of the blog has now resigned, and opened shop over at Junior Ganymede. Most troubling, however, is his post relating why he has resigned from Times and Seasons. It’s only one side of the story; but, on its face it’s a troubling story–and there appear to be some facts and links in support. It’s a bit saddening for me, because my first initiation to the “Bloggernacle” was through Times and Seasons, many years ago. It appeared to be place where the Spirit and the Intellect co-existed in harmony–and all those really, really smart kids on the block–with all that higher education–appeared to all be very, very faithful Latter-day Saints. (And, I’m not suggesting any, some or all aren’t–that’s not my job). It is a bit saddening to read all is/was not at all well in Times and Seasons paradise. I wish them well over there, and hope they work through it all. And, Adam Greenwood–best of luck to you in your new endeavor.

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The final session of the 179th General Conference is about to begin.  For links and Twitter feeds, please see my introductory remarks here.   This has been a very moving, spirit filled conference with some of the most timely prophetic counsel available–good for members and non-members of the Church. (more…)

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Saturday’s sessions of General Conference were rich in content and counsel not only for the community of Saints, but for the entire world.  Never in the history of the world has there been better opportunities for anyone to be able to disseminate words and counsel of living Prophets, Seers and Revelators.  The Internet, cable and satellite have transformed how these conference sessions are available to the world.  

Again, The Church’s website will have a live stream here.    If you want to experience some of the newest technology, try the LDS Newsroom’s Twitter feed, which you can follow here:  twitter.com/LDSNewsroom.  The twitter search term for conference is #ldsconf, as well as #LDS and #Mormon.  Plug those exact search terms into Google, and you’ll fine a plethroa of information about General Conference.  Or, perform the same search directly on Twitter, and you will be amazed at what you will find in terms of General Conference discussion.  The Newsroom also has an article on the conference.  In the Bloggernacle, I’m certain there will be several blogs commenting on and following General Conference.  I will link them as I find them.  BCC, in addition to its live blog coverage also has a Twitter feed, which you can follow here: http://twitter.com/ByCommonConsent.  Millennial Star also has a Twitter feed here:  http://twitter.com/Millennialstar.  

BCC’s conference thread is here.  

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My notes of The Priesthood Session of conference are below.  Kent Larsen has also posted his excellent notes of the Priesthood Session over at Times and Seasons.   (more…)

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This morning’s session of conference was fabulous, with timely and inspired messages from all the speakers.  I expect more of the same for this afternoon.  Most cable companies and satellite compnies will carry General Conference.  On Dish it will be carried live on BYUTV channel 9403.  The Church’s website will have a live stream here.    If you want to experience some of the newest technology, try the LDS Newsroom’s Twitter feed, which you can follow here:  twitter.com/LDSNewsroom.  The twitter search term for conference is #ldsconf, as well as #LDS and #Mormon.  Plug those exact search terms into Google, and you’ll fine a plethroa of information about General Conference.  Or, perform the same search directly on Twitter, and you will be amazed at what you will find in terms of General Conference discussion. The Newsroom also has an article on the conference.  In the Bloggernacle, I’m certain there will be several blogs commenting on and following General Conference.  Here are a few, I anticipate will have open threads or other feeds, comments and posts:

By Common Consent

Temple Study

Our Thoughts

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It’s the first weekend in April,  and once again time for the LDS General Conference.  There will be lots of opportunites to listen, watch, blog, tweet, and othewise participate in General Conference this April. (more…)

Interesting article from the Toronto Sun today, HT (Brooke Adams–Salt Lake Tribune reporter/blogger).  A Pakastani Muslim, Shaikh Akhtar Hussain, who is also a retired banking executive, is trying to immigrate to Toronto.  The problem?  Well, horror of horrors, he’s a practicing polygamist!

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