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Hands of Man, Hands of God

“Not all are called to be artists in the specific sense of the term. Yet, as Genesis has it, all men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life: in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece.” ― John Paul II Who am I?...

The Body’s Guide to the Stages of Life

Read below, or listen to the podcast version here: The sound of children is the sound of little feet hitting the floor. You can hear their quick, light footsteps in one continuous, syncopated sound that is perfectly pleasing to the ear. Tonight, my kids ran upstairs...

I’m a Member of a Colt – Part II

Read Part I Part I summary: All my life I struggled to understand why others would assign an unusual label to my chosen religious preference.  An honest exchange with a good friend last week convinced me I had to do more to get to the heart of this allegation and...

I’m a Member of a Colt – Part I

As a Mormon, I’ve found that most people are somewhat curious about my religion. Every now and then, however, an intrepid soul will ask what it’s like to be a member of a colt. By now, my knee-jerk reaction is defensive, almost robotically explaining that...

Modern Mormon And Early Christian Sacrament Meetings

For a few years I blogged at Altura as sporadically as I do here. It is a site that deals with thoughts I have about my faith. Wanting to write about more than faith, I started this site with the tagline, “thoughts on God and man,” to bring the Altura...

The Art and Science of Virality

I recently watched one of those videos where the person strings hundreds of still shots of themselves together into a film that lasts only a minute or so. We watch them age, we watch their beard grow, we watch them sing a Queen song, all over a stretch of months or...
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