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Lots of noise today from the political right.  Lots of discussion about “restoring honor to America” and “getting back to God.”  On this I can agree with those who so proclaim from the nation’s capitol, today.  The path, however, lies through keeping the commandments, and not adhering to the philosophies of men.  America has strayed from Her primary purpose as the Cradle of the Restoration, but not through any political sins–so called.  Rather, Her people like many before have strayed from the Commandments of God, and no longer worship Jesus Christ.  This is where America’s fundamental problem lies.

The solution is rather simple–but most, likely will not see it because of the simplicity.  If we truly want to restore honor to America and get back to God, we should begin to keep His Commandments and we will prosper in the land. The best way to do that is to follow the Brethren, not Beck. We will restore much more honor to America and get much closer to God by reading more of the Scriptures, praying more to God, serving others, than by all the breast beating and pontificating from Washington D.C.  Choose you this day . . .

[Admin Note: The following Guest Post was written by Warner Woodworth, who is a  Professor of Organizational Behavior and Strategy in the Marriott School, Brigham Young University.  Of course his post expresses only his personal opinions and thoughts.  It does not in anyway reflect any official position Brigham Young University, or its Board of Trustees, or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He is also an author or co-author of a variety of articles and books, including “Working Toward Zion” and “United for Zion,” among others.] (more…)

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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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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:

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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…)

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Congratulations to President Elect Obama.  This is an historic evening.  I’m not sure I have anything profound to add.  I feel grateful to be alive to witness the Cradle of the Restoration elect the first African-American President in its Divine history.  For those who think God no longer has a hand in America’s future–think again.  He raises up wise men still. I am proud to be a Californian.  I am proud to be an American.  I am proud to be one of  the weakest of those who are or who can be called a saint.

I am optimistic for America’s future.  God does Bless America.  May He continue to shed His Grace on this great land in the coming weeks, months and years.

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