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The Book Of Jared
Omnia autem probate quod bonum est tenete

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...

Written by Jared on Wednesday July 22, 2015
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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, at worst 26, ended up taking more than thirty. In returning the car, I was sleep deprived, upset, and in a foul mood...

Written by Jared on Monday June 22, 2015
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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 don't.

Written by Jared on Monday June 15, 2015
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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 their purpose?

Written by Jared on Wednesday June 10, 2015
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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 temple, outside of the spiritual benefits reserved only for worthy members? Are there tangible physical, economic, and sociological benefits that extend not just to the membership of the LDS faith, but also to those outside the faith?

Written by Jared on Thursday January 29, 2015
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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 concerts on Fremont Street and in little clubs around town. Maybe if I am lucky I will even be able to convince some of them to let me interview them about their music, their lyrics, and more importantly, their musical journey. 

Written by Jared on Tuesday January 13, 2015
Permalink - Category: Music - Tags: bands, music, guitar, drums, motor

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. (Picture Credit to the Jensen Family Home in Eagle Mountain, Utah)

Written by Jared on Friday November 28, 2014
Permalink - Category: Memories - Tags: family, christmas, love