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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, nor am I the father of Enoch (my son's name is Chris), but I hope in spite of that fact that you will find something of value here on my site.

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Stand in holy places, and be not moved.

Doctrine and Covenants Section 87 outlines the wars that are about to be poured out upon the world, starting with the American Civil War, but as always, the Lord provides us with a way to pass through and overcome those …


The other side of the other side of the prodigal son.

What can we learn from the parable of the Prodigal Son about how we are to act with our brothers and sisters that have gone astray? The story of the prodigal son is retold time and again in Sacrament meetings around …


The Seven Signs Revisited...

A friend asked me a while ago about my opinion on the seven signs mentioned in the Book of Revelation, and where we are in the process. Some new thoughts... I responded to her question with this post, but I have …


I learned a valuable lesson today...

I rented a car to drive from Chicago to Las Vegas, about a 22 hour drive. In the end, I discovered that the car's registration had expired and all four tires were completely bald. What should have been a 22 hour drive, …


Come all ye sons of God...

One of the reasons I became a Freemason is because of the fraternity I felt with my brother masons. I know I should feel that same affection for my brothers in the priesthood, but I don't, and I wanted to look at why I …


Time to get a grip...

Galations 2:9 refers to the "right hand of fellowship." Modern freemasons have "grips" or handshakes that are taught to initiates, and Latter-day Saints have similar grips in our temple ceremonies. What are these grips, …


What is the value of a temple?

I often hear critics of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints complain about the cost of building a temple. To be sure, a temple is expensive to build and maintain, but what are the benefits of building a …


New Category!

I have decided to add a new section to the site, one where I can put out information and news about upcoming bands that I have discovered. Living in Las Vegas, we get a lot of bands that come through town and give …


What I really want for Christmas this year

I will be the first to admit that I am a total techno-geek. The new Star Wars Trailer made me geek out, and how! But what I really want for Christmas, from each of my family members is a little different this year. …


Joseph the Egyptian...

Joseph, son of Israel, and father of Ephraim and Manasseh, has a deep and abiding connection with the land of Egypt. It started with the jealousy of his brothers because of his father's preference of their younger …