The Book of Jared

Rehearsing our doubts with other doubters...

The demon core is an interesting little sphere made out of Uranium that was to have been used to create a third atomic bomb to be dropped on Japan in World War II. In the end, Japan surrendered before the third bomb was used, and the core, the sphere of Uranium that is compressed using conventional…

Written by Jared on Friday December 16, 2022.


What is a good deal on a computer...

Some of the posters complained about the size of the power supply, and how it could not supply enough power to handle "modern graphics cards", while others complained about the speed of the RAM. In the end, however there is a secret about buying computers that I will now share with all of you: …

Written by Jared on Friday December 16, 2022.


Sherem, Nehor, and Korihor

Sherem Sherem is the first person we read about that comes into the people of Nephi trying to dissuade them from following the teachings of Jacob, specifically the teachings about Christ, who was still to come. The scriptures describe him as:  4 And he was learned, that he had a perf…

Written by Jared on Friday December 16, 2022.


The greatest blessing...

In the 16th chapter of 1st Nephi, Nephi, after explaining things to his brothers (yet again!) says something that I have noticed before, but which really hit home this time.  7 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, took one of the daughters of Ishmael to wife; and also, my bre…

Written by Jared on Friday December 16, 2022.


Telling lies for Jesus...

I get that some people leave the LDS church... I have often had conversations that start out with some version of, "I used to be a Mormon, but <insert reason or thing I didn't know and found out about here>, and so I left." More often than not, these people are sincere, and were once pra…

Written by Jared on Friday December 16, 2022.


Where have I been?

So, about 18 month ago, I completed a Master's Degree program at Western Governors University with a focus on Management and Leadership. As I was working on the final capstone for that degree, one of my fellow students mentioned that if I took a mere 7 more classes, I would be eligible fo…

Written by Jared on Friday December 16, 2022.


About that narrow neck of land...

The image, the title image for this post, shows the topographical features of much of Central America. What really stood out to me was the section around Salina Cruz, where there is literally a narrow passage between the mountains where you would expect people to pass through if they were heading…

Written by Jared on Friday December 16, 2022.


Which is the greatest blessing of the gospel in your life?

When I thought about it, I realized that the greatest blessing I have received from living the gospel is not in my life, it is my life. Everything I have, and everything I am is the direct result of my having lived the various principles of the gospel. It all really started when I was in my early…

Written by Jared on Friday December 16, 2022.


On Politics and Gadiantons

There are times, where the Lord goes out of his way to warn us about human nature. One excellent example of this is the Word of Wisdom as contained in Doctrine and Covenants 89, where the Lord explains His reasoning for his council:  4 Behold, verily, thus saith the Lord unto you: In cons…

Written by Jared on Friday December 16, 2022.


The long and winding road... Part 1

There are times when the best laid plans come back around and smack you in the face. In those moments, you have to decide whether to be flexible and "go with the flow", or if you are going to dig in and force the matter. A good example of this happened recently with my wife and I, when a trip to Wi…

Written by Jared on Friday December 16, 2022.


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