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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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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 …



The Book of Abraham: Taking it for what it is...

I have had some interesting thoughts of late about the Book of Abraham. I have been reading all the possible sources for the book, and whether it was translated from the fragments we have in Salt Lake City, and so on. …