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John Wesley and “The Holy Club’s” 22 Accountability Questions

By |August 15th, 2017|

John Wesley was one of the eminent men of President Wilford Woodruff who not only received his temple work but was also ordained as a High Priest at that time.  

Reposting from: https://www.hopefaithprayer.com/john-wesley-holy-club-questions/

In 1729, while John Wesley was a student at Oxford, he started a club with his brother Charles. It was soon mockingly […]

Restoring Dance

By |August 1st, 2017|

Even the best of dances existing today can be improved. This is our mission! A restoration of dance is an important element to building a “Zion vision”!

Those that have kept the covenants and served their God, if they wish to exercise themselves in any way to rest their minds and tire their bodies, go […]

Teen Recommended Book List

By |March 7th, 2017|

I have been requested several times to put together a list of recommended books for teens. I hope the following compilation is helpful for parents and children striving to fill their library with works that are virtuous, lovely, of good report and praiseworthy. Comment below if you have recommendations!

YT = for teens […]

What is backbeat/offbeat?

By |January 29th, 2017|

Elder Gene R. Cook made the following comment in regard to the standard for music in his own home. “We determined to maintain our family music standard of Church music, classical music, or other good general music, but no light or hard rock or anything like unto it.” (Gene R. Cook, Raising Up a […]

Do We Still Believe in the Patriarchal Order?

By |January 25th, 2017|

L. Hannah Stoddard, edited by James F. Stoddard III and L. Sarah Stoddard

In our day the phrase “Patriarchal Order” provokes deep emotions, generally negative, to many members of the Church.  To a growing number the Patriarchal Order is either something of the past that we have now finally moved beyond through further […]

Music: The Forgotten Language of the Heart

By |January 23rd, 2017|

James F. Stoddard III

I believe that every feeling, every emotion that can be felt by man, can be expressed through music. Can it be that while we have been immersed in this medium, we have been seduced and distracted to forget its power for good or evil?

My story with music begins when I […]

To Date or Not to Date? That is the Question.

By |January 22nd, 2017|

Latter-day Courtship: A new (old) approach to dating

We have been told that “we’ve never had a better generation of young people in the Church than we have today.” 1  Why then are we losing more to immorality than we have ever lost? 

Notes:

  1. President Gordon B. Hinckley, Church News interview, June 7, 1995

Can you pass the “test of discipleship”?

By |January 21st, 2017|

Earlier this afternoon, I read a stirring testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith that I have read many times before.  However, there was something different today.

[Joseph Smith] was a man of such spiritual stature that he reflected the image of the Lord Jesus to the people. His voice was the voice of the Lord. . . […]

Resources for Film/Movies

By |January 19th, 2017|

Growing up, our family never watched a movie without my parents pausing it all the way through to discuss the storyline, characters, underlying messages, etc. Based on my own experience in the film industry, I can promise that every split second is carefully crafted for HOURS to influence the viewer to feel and think […]

Our Philosophy on Movies

By |January 18th, 2017|

James F. Stoddard III

Often when entertainment, specifically movies, are discussed in a Christian setting several phrases are used:

  • There is nothing bad in it! The issue is not whether there is anything bad in it, but rather whether there is anything good in it. The words “it is not enough to be good, we must be […]
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