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The Book Of Jared
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Welcome to the Book of Jared. No, I am not the Jared from the Book of Mormon, but I hope in spite of that fact that you will find something of value here on my site.

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Spiritual Fitness

After a long period of inactivity, I recently realized that my weight had skyrocketed to almost 300lbs. I was mortified and set out to find a gym. I have always enjoyed working out, but rarely would I make time for it, …


What did they give up?

In the Book of Mormon, at the very beginning, the Lord commands his servant, Lehi, to leave his home and take his family into the wilderness. They (his family) leave and travel into the desert, and Nephi, Lehi's son, …


Just a little thought

I just had a thought: Many people think that the Jews are the ones that really run the world, others think that it is the Freemasons. I have another theory, that it is the Mormons who control everything and we are …


The opening of the 7 seals...

A friend recently asked me, "What is your opinion on how many of the 7 seals have been opened?"  To be completely honest, I have not thought or studies the seals much, so I thought I had better take a look. …


It is about control... financial

Money, money, money... For years the brethren have counseled us, as members of the Church of Christ, to stay out of debt. President J. Ruben Clark, a member of the First Presidency, said it in this way in 1937: "Let us …


It is about control... physical

Physical One of my favorite pieces of modern revelation is D&C 89, but not for what it says about coffee, tea, or tobacco, rather for the reason the Lord gives for the revelation: Behold, verily, thus saith the …


It is about control...

There are two plans in play in the universe today; a plan of control and a plan of freedom. These plans were presented to all of us at the great council in heaven, where Lucifer espoused the plan of Control and …


What is the purpose of ritual in the modern Church

There are times when I am frustrated while sitting in sacrament meeting on Sunday; like when sister Bertha Betterthanyou is bearing her testimony about how wonderful her son is, when that same son has been torturing my …


When thou prayest...

I was recently in the shower, something I do every day, an idea came to visit me. After I informed it that I was busy at the moment, and if it would wait for a minute I would write it down, well... here is what I got. …


The Widow's Son

When our Grand Master Hiram Abiff was confronted by three ruffians as King Salomon's temple was nearing completion, they demanded the secrets of a Master Mason. Knowing the kind of man that he was, I doubt that he was …