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Wed - Oct 12, 2011 : 11:45 am
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Moroni : 8
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So... I just checked, and throughout all canonized scripture, know how many times the phrase "solemn mockery" is used?   Yup - you guessed it.  Once.  And it happens to refer to the baptizing of children.  For some reason, I think God dislikes this act a bit. Verse 14 seems kind of harsh, but if a person has nei...
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Mon - Oct 10, 2011 : 12:00 pm
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Moroni : 7 - Part 2
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Today is a good day!  So...  Beginning in verse 12, the main theme I'm getting here is the complete polarization between God and Satan.  Within the rules God has set (such as, "Satan can't kill people", and "Man has free agency", and "God won't save someone just because they're His offspring", and such.....
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Fri - Oct 07, 2011 : 12:31 pm
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Moroni : 7 - Part 1
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 I am SO glad that Moroni kept writing.  Can you imagine the Book of mormon without the last 4 chapters of Moroni?  The depth of explanation of faith, hope, and charity?  The blessing of Babies?  The promise and invitation to read the Book of Mormon, used by all missionaries?  Yeah...  There are some gems here in ...
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Tue - Oct 04, 2011 : 12:43 pm
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Moroni : 6
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 This was a good chapter.  Starts out stating that worthiness is necessary in order for baptism into the Lord's church: bringing forth fruit of worthiness (not entirely sure what this means, specifically) having a broken heart and contrite spirit, showing a witness of true repentance taking upon yourself the name of Chris...
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Mon - Oct 03, 2011 : 04:32 pm
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Moroni : 5
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 Another very short one.  If I understand it correctly, the prayer states that by partaking of the water, we are covenanting (or "witnessing") unto God that we will always remember Christ.  I believe a few chapters ago, I wrote quite an entry on the importance of remembering.  As evidenced by the inclusion of it in a w...
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Sun - Oct 02, 2011 : 12:14 am
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Moroni : 4
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 I think these chapters are too short.  Interesting to note that the scripture says that the elder or priest would "kneel down with the church", yet the congregation doesn't kneel down today. Also interesting to note that the sacrament prayer is one of very few prayers which have to be said verbatim, and hasn't changed at all ...
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Fri - Sep 30, 2011 : 10:50 pm
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Moroni : 3
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 Moroni 3.  This one isn't speaking much to me, but I did find it interesting that only after they prayed, the disciples excercised their priesthood to ordain offices in the priesthood.  ...and that it was done through endurance through faith on the name of Christ.  Enduring to the end has always been pretty much the last key to...
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Wed - Sep 28, 2011 : 05:06 pm
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Moroni : 2
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So, these chapters are pretty small, but for some reason, I think there's quite a significance in this one.  Not quite sure if I've found it yet, but the reason I think this, is - originally, this text was not included in the scripture - and it is Christ talking himself.  I wonder why Moroni felt the need, or was inspired to include it?&n...
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Tue - Sep 27, 2011 : 01:28 pm
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Moroni : 1
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 Holy cow.  I only have 10 more chapters to go, and I'll finish the goal I set 3 years ago, to read and write about each chapter in the Book of Mormon.  I'm not sure why, but when I just realized that (like 1 minute ago), it was kind of surreal for me.  Anyway...  Here goes. Moroni 1. Moroni had to be one of the most tr...
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Mon - Sep 26, 2011 : 01:57 pm
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Ether : 15
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 What a horrible end to this story.  Poor Coriantumr.  Saw his situation with vivid clarity after it was too late, and rather than give up his life, he watched (which what must have been a horror show) everything Ether had told him come to life:  The complete destruction of his people, leaving him alone.  I can't imagine th...
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Sat - Nov 29, 2008 : 10:55 pm
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Ironman 2008
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Last weekend I went to Arizona to see my brother Greg, my sister Andi, and my friend Natalie compete in the Ironman Event. I put together a video which pretty much sums it all up.  I hope you like it....
Family / Life / Miscellaneous
Mon - Feb 09, 2009 : 01:53 pm
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Off To Wisconsin I Go!
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It's about 10 minutes before I have to leave to go to the airport to fly to Wisconsin to meet my new boss and co-workers.  The situation at Nature's Way is definitely changing. Right now, I just wanted to write down some thoughts and feelings to see how they would contrast against what I think after-the-fact. Right now, quite honestly, I d...
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Mon - Oct 20, 2008 : 03:14 pm
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IE Caching AJAX bug
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*sigh* As programming techniques become more and more complex, and the programmers continue to be just as, or more, diversified, companies who insist on being the industry standard while tossing away organizations such as the W3C, make life as a web developer increasingly difficult. If that didn't make much sense, let me rephrase:  Micro...
Computers / Linux / Microsoft / Programming
Wed - Dec 31, 2014 : 09:38 pm
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New Years' (almost)
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Approximately 4 years ago, sometime during the summer, from time to time I would go outside our back door and lay out on the concrete slab and look up at the stars.  We had been in our home about 7 years and had no intention of moving, or changing, or doing anything but doing what we were doing.  I was in love with my wife, trying my best...
Personal / Spiritual / Studio-journey
Sun - May 18, 2014 : 10:40 pm
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My Kindness (musical number)
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 So...  Today was... beyond words, really. It was a day that just brimmed with spiritual opulence.  I woke up at 7:00, to warm up my voice (after having a pretty intense drumming session which lasted until midnight yesterday), and then went to practice the musical number at 8:00am, to sing it for the congregation at around 9:45. ...
Personal / Spiritual
Tue - Apr 21, 2009 : 10:26 pm
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5-Year-Old's Perspective
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I just finished putting my 5-year-old and my 3-year-old to bed. Earlier today, they both went to the dentist to have a check-up, and for Luci, it was a semi-traumatic experience.  She did really good, but at one point, she was seriously distraught about this gun-looking thing which sprayed water everywhere, and the vacuum they were going to ...
Children / Life
Mon - May 11, 2009 : 07:40 am
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Jason Mraz Concert in Vegas!
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Wow... So, first, I've gotta give a HUGE THANK YOU to my mother-in-law and father-in-law, because it was they who bought me the tickets for my birthday last month, in the first place.  I would have never bought the tickets for myself, so wthout them, I literally would have never seen such a concert. So, THANK YOU, KIM AND HENRY!!!!  T...
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Tue - Dec 09, 2008 : 04:48 pm
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Sleep, Cats, and Christmas Trees
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Ya know...  I thought that with 4.5 hours of sleep last night, I'd feel a heckuva lot sleepier than I do.  I guess miracles do happen. Since our wonderful Samuel was born, my wife and I have been getting considerably less sleep than we otherwise would.  This is to be expected; it comes with the whole package of parenthood. I ha...
Cats / Children / Family / General Insanity
Tue - Aug 19, 2008 : 04:38 pm
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Big Changes to ILMJ
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As you most assuredly can see, if this is on the front-page of I Love My Journal, there have been some major changes here. It all started about 2.5 weeks ago when I started reading some great comments people have been posting, and some really good entries from jonzee, and catherine.hahn.  I felt people deserved a better place to post both th...
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Wed - Aug 05, 2009 : 12:53 pm
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Ballmer at it again...
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I just got done reading about and listening to a wonderful audio-bite from good ol' Steve Ballmer.  Honestly, I don't understand why Microsoft keeps him employed. Anyway...  According to Mr. Ballmer, Linux is no longer free.  So, with that in mind, please do not try to download Linux from here, or here, or here, or here, or here, o...
Computers / Linux / Microsoft / Programming
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Tue - May 20, 2008 : 06:58 pm
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Mohawks 'n' Camaro Cops
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I've been needing to write a bit more about what's going on in my life lately, so... I'll give it a try this evening. First, you'll notice by the video above that yesterday morning a sad event occurred. No, my cat didn't die. No, my computer didn't fry. My mohawk went bye-bye. Yup.  I woke up yesterday morning and just couldn't ...
Cars / Personal
Fri - Aug 21, 2009 : 03:08 pm
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m4a audio conversion in Linux
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Today, an audio file was sent to me in an email.  This audio was compressed and encoded using the aac codec for compression and wrapped in m4a.  In order to use it, I had to convert this file to a wav format.  Usually, I receive files in mp3, ogg, or flac file types, and use lame, oggdec, or flac to decode them back to wav.  Wit...
Audio / Gentoo / Linux
Wed - Jun 10, 2009 : 12:11 pm
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ATI fglrx vs radeonhd
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Man...  Starting my new job, I had the opportunity to build a new computer.  They ordered me the parts, and I was good to go. For this computer, I opted to buy two acer 22-inch widescreen monitors.  In doing so, I knew I would have to be up and functioning quickly with a dual-head setup running gentoo Linux.  I knew this was ...
Computer Hardware / Computers / Gentoo / Linux
Sat - Feb 16, 2008 : 11:59 pm
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07 Mustang GT VS 99 Firebird
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I just got back from one of the best races I've been on.  It was awesome. I've only got a bit to write about it, so I'll write as much as I can. I took off around 10:20 tonight to see what kind of damage I could do out on the streets. I was cruising on state street in Orem when I found a Dodge Charger R/T who wanted to play.  The...
Cars
Sun - Sep 14, 2008 : 07:54 pm
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Salt Flats 2008!!
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Oh, man...  I haven't had a day like yesterday in quite some time.  Possibly years. My day started at 6:00AM with about 4 hours of sleep in me.  Ah well...  Caffeine has its purpose, right? We started out thinking there would be 4-6 cars out there on the salt with us, but it ended up being just Steve and me.  As it tu...
Cars / Fun
Mon - Apr 13, 2009 : 11:39 pm
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Gphoto2 / Gnome Problem
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Ya know...  Sometimes I hate open source.  Most times I love it, but sometimes I hate it. I recently updated my gentoo gnome installation to 2.24.2, and didn't think much of it.  I then tried to connect my Nikon S210 digital camera to my usb port and perform the simple task of importing photos.  I have done this probably 100 t...
Computers / Linux
Tue - May 06, 2008 : 06:05 pm
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Luci Singing Frog Song
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Sunday morning, Luci came into our room, climbed up in our bed (Sarah and I were still half asleep in bed, as groggy as ever), and she started bouncing up and down while singing the "Green Speckled Frog" song. Although I was still not aware of most the world around me, I thought her singing was quite cute.  So about an hour later,...
Children / Music / Personal
Tue - Feb 14, 2012 : 05:21 pm
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Google Hangout Linux Fix
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So, I just got a new Logitech C910 web cam, and when trying to join or create google hangouts, I couldn't see myself in the stream at all, nor anyone else's.  I can hear everyone, and everyone can see me, but I can see nobody, nor myself.  I found this gem of a site with a very easy solution. I'm using gentoo Linux, and this simple tric...
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Sat - Nov 24, 2007 : 10:48 pm
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We Finally Cut It Down!
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Wow... I can't believe I'm still awake.  For future reference, the day after Thanksgiving is a day of pain.  It is a day of fear and dread.  But today was better. When I got married to my wonderful wife, she told me she would marry me on one condition.  Okay, okay... That's a lie.  But if I wrote down all the conditions u...
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Thu - Jul 31, 2008 : 11:52 am
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From Nvidia to ATI
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Well...  I just spent about 2 hours writing a how-to on going from an Nvidia-based graphics system in gentoo Linux to an ATI one, but I accidentally erased the whole thing, so I'm going to try my best to be patient and do it again. When I originally got the box for my new ATI Radeon HD4850 video card this morning, I was impressed even in the ...
Computer Hardware / Computers / Gentoo / Linux