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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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Just stand...

I got thinking about the metaphor of standing, as it is used in the scriptures. In the scriptural sense, there are several uses for stand, but the most powerful use is when it comes to standing in the presence of the …


You're doing it wrong...

I was listening to Jesus the Christ again this morning and Talmage commented on the following verse:   28 ¶ a Come unto me, all ye that b labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you c rest …


Waiting at the pool...

I have been listening to Jesus the Christ over the last few days while driving to and from work (about 3 hours a day! Thanks UDOT). As I have listened, some particular incidents in the ministry of the Savior have stood …


In defense of the Wii...

We purchased a Wii for Jody on Mother's Day a few years ago. We have a few games, most of them sports or arcade style games, along with a couple of exercise games like Wii Fit and Jilliam Michaels exercise. Every time I …


What an amazing world...

I am just setting up a computer for my 3 year old daughter. As I am installing Edubuntu on the system, I am thinking about Christopher's first computer when he was about 3 as well. His was an Apple ][ GS that had a …


Cut and Run or Re-deploy...

I am going to present a scenario for what I feel could happen in the next few years if we cut and run away from Iraq and the middle east. We know from scripture that in the last days there is going to be a great and …


Getting ready for the trip...

I have a trip to Mexico scheduled for the 12th of November. I planned the trip as a surprise gift to my Grandfather Steve, since his father was from Mexico and he, my Grandfather, has only been there once. He went to …


Perhaps I spoke too soon...

Ok, so I am now totally addicted to World of Warcraft. I got the account issue straightened out; apparently a lot of people use old trial accounts to gold farm. I HAD received an email, but it went to my Gmail account. …


World of Warcraft...

I guess they call it WOW because you have to exclaim "WOW, does this game SUCK!" I have spent all day just trying to install the game, after having paid $19.00 for an account. I get home after all this headache and try …


Me Chinese, me play joke...

I just read this story about the Chinese women's gymnastics team, and the controversy surrounding their ages. Why is anyone surprised by this? Really, a nation like China that cares so little about the rights of its …