Ward Emergency Plan

September 25, 2012

The LDS Church Handbook encourages wards to “develop and maintain a simple written plan for the ward to respond to emergencies” (LDS Church Handbook 2: Administering the Church, see the section on Ward Councils). As the Emergency Preparedness Specialist in my ward, I was asked to put together our ward emergency plan. The plan has gone through […]

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62 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama

September 17, 2012

I wanted to call this post 101 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama, but I’ve only gotten to 62 reasons…so far. I’m going ahead and publishing it because I felt it would be better to get the information out there rather than delaying. I want as much time as possible to convince at least […]

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Basic Principles of Self-Reliance

March 6, 2012

As discussed in my post on the doctrinal basis of emergency preparedness, work and self-reliance are key aspects of having our physical needs met in good times and bad. These principles are, thus, essential to our temporal happiness. Our Father in Heaven, in his wisdom, has commanded us to “prepare every needful thing” (see D&C 109:8) […]

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Doctrinal Basis of Emergency Preparedness

February 28, 2012

As I embark in my new calling as emergency preparedness specialist in my ward, I wanted to start by studying the doctrinal basis of emergency preparedness. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland once said that leaders, before rushing into the tactics of getting the job done, should start by stepping back and understanding the big picture. He […]

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Emergency Preparedness Specialist Calling

February 17, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, I received a calling in my ward to be the “Emergency Preparedness Specialist.” Seeing how I know very little about this subject, I thought I would document what I learn in my blog. Having this forum to write about emergency preparedness, I believe, will also motivate me, help me learn […]

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Lehi City Council 2011: Primary Results and Other Candidates

October 28, 2011

September 13th was the primary election for Lehi Utah city council. There were a dozen or so candidates and the top six vote getters were selected to move on to the general election which will take place on November 8th. See this Lehi City website for more information on polling places. The six candidates who […]

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Lehi City Council 2011 Candidates

September 10, 2011

In the past I have most written about national politics and broad-reaching social issues. I have a neighbor running for city councilman here in Lehi, Utah, so I thought this is a good time to get into a little local politics. Earlier this week I attended a Lehi City Council “Meet the Candidates” night. I […]

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Washington Post And Readers Seize Opportunity to Show Their Colors

March 8, 2011

A Washington Post headline, on March 3, 2011, read “Frederick official’s comment that a woman’s place is in the home creates uproar.” I read the article, and some of the hundreds of comments on the article. What I found, and what I did not find, was very interesting. What I found was a lot of […]

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Protect Insurance Companies PSA: Hollywood Mocks, Jimmy Responds

September 29, 2009

There is a video making its way around the Internet in which Hollywood actors, including Will Ferrell, mock and ridicule those in opposition to President Obama’s health care reforms.  They take particular aim at private health insurance companies as they advocate a public, tax-dollar-subsidized, health insurance plan.  My wife came across this video and asked […]

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Government Healthcare. What could possibly go wrong?

August 20, 2009

This is a great quote: “Obama’s health care plan will be written by a committee whose head, John Conyers, says he doesn’t understand it. It’ll be passed by Congress that has not read it, signed by a president who smokes, funded by a Treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, overseen by a Surgeon General […]

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