Tag Archives: ancestors

Evolution? My First Impressions

For I, the Lord God, created all things, of which I have spoken, spiritually, before they were naturally upon the face of the earth…  And out of the ground made I, the Lord God, to grow every tree, naturally, that is pleasant to the sight of man; and man could behold it. And it became […]

The Promises Made to the Fathers

My father is on the High Council in the Riverton Utah Stake, and this past Sunday he was asked to speak in a ward about the temple and family history work.  He sent me his talk, and I thought it was good and thought provoking.  I thought you might like it too.  -Bryce By Mark […]

The Importance of Temple Work

Last week I was asked by our bishop to present a 10-15 minute portion of a lesson today on the importance of temple work in our combined priesthood/relief society meeting. Our stake is preparing for a “temple month” theme for January, and our meeting today was meant to inspire us to be thinking about family […]

Pōwhiri and Hongi of New Zealand’s Māori: a Sacred Ritual

The title is a bit of a mouthful, but let me explain. I have been a ballroom dancer since I was about 12 years old, or about 15 years.  It has been quite an experience being involved with this subculture of ballroom dance, which has made up a large portion of my life.  During the […]

Baptism for the Dead: An Erroneous Practice? – Part 1

In a letter dated April 5th, and reported by the Catholic News Service on May 2nd, the Vatican issued an order to all Catholic dioceses throughout the world to not give genealogical information in parish registers to Latter-day Saints in an effort to “block posthumous rebaptisms” of LDS ancestors. The Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine […]

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