Category: Today in Religion

  • Enoch: A Powerful Prophet

    Enoch: A Powerful Prophet

    Genesis chapter five lists the genealogy of Adam. In the middle of the list, it mentions Enoch, who God took to live with him. Nothing more is said about this person. Yet he must have done something amazing to have been taken by God. Luckily, through modern prophets, we have learned a little more about […]

  • What is Pure Truth?

    What is Pure Truth?

    In the October 2021 General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the President, Russell M. Nelson invited people to listen for three things during the conference. First, he invited people to listen for pure truth. Pure truth implies a slight difference from truth, so I wanted to understand pure truth. To […]

  • A Multiplicity of Blessings

    A Multiplicity of Blessings

    In the early years of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Lord gave many instructions and blessings. Eventually, the leaders printed these words in a book now called the Doctrine and Covenants. As we read through this book we can learn and receive instructions for ourselves, just like in section 104. In […]

  • Frankenstein – Monster or Misunderstood

    Frankenstein – Monster or Misunderstood

    Today people remember the novel by Mary Shelley, “Frankenstein”. Shelley published the novel in 1818 and it grew to become world recognized story with different adaptations. Authors have rewritten the novel, while many movie adaptations exist. Also, most science fiction television shows will include at least one episode using the Frankenstein format. It is probably […]

  • I Hate Masks, Yet I Wear Them As Directed

    I Hate Masks, Yet I Wear Them As Directed

    Honestly, I hate masks. I do not think they do anything more than restrict breathing. It’s annoying and unsanitary. Yet, I wear them as directed. That may seem a contradiction. You may also think I avoided the COVID-19 vaccine, but I didn’t. With such strong opinions, why do I wear masks and have my children […]

  • National Presidential Joke Day

    National Presidential Joke Day

    Ever hear “There’s an app for that”? Well, there is probably a holiday for that as well. Every day has something to celebrate, big or small. Sometimes the holidays seem a little silly. Still, it is fun to celebrate life on a daily basis. On August 11, we celebrate National Sons and Daughters day. This […]

  • Birth of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

    Birth of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

    On August 4, 1900, the future Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and his wife welcomed a little baby girl. This little baby would one day be known as the Queen Mother. They gave her the name Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon. Lady Elizabeth started her education young and at home. By age 10, she could speak […]

  • Death of the Popular President Harding

    Death of the Popular President Harding

    On August 2, 1923, the popular 29th President of the United States, Warren G. Harding died. Born in 1865, in Marion, Ohio, President Harding started out as a newspaper publisher. He also served as a trustee for a church board and organized a band. With a great speaking voice and willingness to follow the party […]

  • Abraham Lincoln’s Eye for an Eye Order

    Abraham Lincoln’s Eye for an Eye Order

    On July 30, 1863, Abraham Lincoln goes Old Testament in an order titled “Eye for an Eye”. In the Old Testament of the Bible, we find the phrase eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth. Basically, this phrase means whatever someone does to someone, they should receive the same. For example, if a bully […]

  • Betty Lou Oliver: The Lucky “Elevator Girl”

    Betty Lou Oliver: The Lucky “Elevator Girl”

    On July 28, 1945, fog enveloped New York City. A B-25 Bomber attempts to land at LaGuardia Field but became lost in the fog. Instead, he rammed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building, killing the three in the plane and eleven more in the building. Miraculously, the “elevator girl”, Betty Lou Oliver […]