Year Analysis Overviews by Joel Skousen – Lecture Notes

Sections: 2017 Overview by Joel Skousen – Lecture Notes 2016 Overview by Joel Skousen – Lecture Notes     2017 Overview by Joel Skousen – Lecture Notes I suggest you watch the lecture and the Q&A session at the end. Watch this lecture by using this URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl7D0Evfi64 At the video URL, you will findRead more

Holy Inertia: How & Why Return Missionaries ‘Hit the Ground Running’ (Toward Marriage)

Some say returning from a mission is ending a fast of women. Indeed, the missionary has no romantic feelings, he is at war, and must focus lest he lose the battle. Some suggest that a man must not quickly marry like a man fasting thinks highly of simple bread & cheese, but should wait forRead more

Professional Rules for Any Job

-being late you upset everyone, even if they brush it off. -don’t procrastinate what you’ve been asked to do. -shaggy hair and clothes they perceive you as inefficient, no matter how they interact -wearing a tie suggests authority, and should be done where possible. -keep home positive so you can be positive at work. DoRead more

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand – Book Notes & Commentary

I do not openly endorse Rand’s materials, but have found, as with the apocrypha, lots of good in them. If the reader can throw out the bad and keep the good, discerning which is which by the spirit of God, there are things here which can lead a soul to do good, work hard, andRead more

Man is Become As God: Spiritual Capitalism & Why Life is Hard

(Man is become as God echoes Genesis 3:5, 22; Alma 42:3; Alma 12:34, 21 & other scriptures) I ask, “God why is life so hard?” I hear no answer. I think to myself: ‘I sort of make it hard on myself, but the difficulty brings such rewards, that I chose to go through it.’ ThenRead more

The Doctrine of Opportune Moments: Priorities of a Successful Saint

    It seems to me that there are certain ideal or opportune moments wherein if we act, we will succeed. Consider the following evidences:   (A somewhat related note: Truman G Madsen speaks of how apparently women have a particular sense of timing, they know things before men, they can discern things spiritually andRead more

Family Mission Plan Example

Introduction: Every family has a mission. Work together to discover this mission. Part of that mission will of course be spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.   Categories: Memorize Learn Be Friendly Pray Finance   Memorize The 10 commandments The Beatitudes (9) The Articles of Faith (13) The “Doctrinal Mastery” Passages (100) Learn these inRead more

Developmental Outline Sketch for Raising Children

Themes herein are early autonomy via accountability, home education, empowerment with adult roles / responsibility, attention to family creation, vocation, independence, & respect. Use revelation from God to you to fine tune your personal developmental family outline.   Introduction The children need to know what blessings and expectations we have in store for them. ThisRead more

The False Gods We Worship by President Spencer W. Kimball – Full Article

FIRST PRESIDENCY MESSAGE Official full text click here I have heard that the sense most closely associated with memory is the sense of smell. If this is true, then perhaps it explains the many pleasing feelings that overtake me these mornings when I am able to step outdoors for a few moments and breathe inRead more

Swear Not At All: Considering Home and Vocational Duties

Swear Not At All: Considering Home and Vocational Duties by Nate Richardson 5-13-17 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com On 5-5-17, I considered the scripture that says to swear not at all, but let your communication be yea, etc.: when we swear to do something, our name is damaged if we don’t comply. Things get in the way thatRead more

Scriptural List of the Abominations of Babylon

Scriptural List of the Abominations of Babylon I don’t recall where I got this list but it’s brilliant. Brought to you By Nate Richardson Updated 1-27-18 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com –incest (Lev. 18:6-16, 26-27); -homosexuality (Lev. 18:22); -idolatry (Deut. 7:25; 12:29-31; Mal. 2:11); -impure sacrifices to God (Deut. 17:1); -human sacrifice (Deut. 18:10, 12); -using practitioners ofRead more

Emphasize service, brotherhood, & grass-roots-education; de-emphasize careerism, status seeking, & hoop-jumping

Emphasize service, brotherhood, & grass-roots-education; de-emphasize careerism, status seeking, & hoop-jumping Balance of Vocational and Religious Duty Another Episode in the School of the Prophets by Nate Richardson 4-17-17 Topics: service, vocation, education It occurred to me today or yesterday one of the two, that it doesn’t matter so much that I use all myRead more

Directing Youths about Vocation in non-harmful ways & the non-pop version of the idea that there is more to life than career

Directing Youths about Vocation in non-harmful ways & the non-pop version of the idea that there is more to life than career by Nate Richardson richardsonstudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com -When people say “yes I know its not all about career but the mighty career is so you can retire then enjoy your kids and then vacate andRead more

Vocation analysis by Hugh Nibley from BofM/PoGP Lectures

Vocation analysis by Hugh Nibley from BofM/PoGP Lectures compiled by Nate Richardson richardsonstudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com These are some of my notes from Nibley’s Book of Mormon and Pearl of Great Price classes taught at BYU. Not all of these ideas are specifically about vocation, but allude to such. For my document with more notes on thoseRead more

Tax Cuts for the Big Do Help the Little, & Government Welfare Doesn’t

Concerning Trump’s 2018 Tax Cut Debate: Joel Skousen, several attorneys & I defend lowering taxes. Getting away from non-constitutional federal government welfare (forced redistribution of wealth)   Topics: tax, constitution, SSI, states’ rights, federal system, 10th amendment, deficit, government welfare as forced redistribution of wealth, inflation as government thief I commented on tax cuts forRead more

Low Budget Library

Low Budget Library by Nate Richardson updated 1-16-18 rrnmailbox@gmail.com richardsonstudies.com -for more specific sources see also Book Library, Movie Library, and Music Library for links etc. -“Books and Things” outlet of Cedar Fort Publishing; see scratch and dent section for books around 3-25$, 60% usual price; at 2373 W. 700 S. Springville -Deseret Industries booksRead more

Book List and Price Excerpt

Book List and Price Excerpt by Nate Richardson rrnmailbox@gmail.com richardsonstudies.com –God’s law of finances by Stephen Palmer; a free book on what LDS leaders have said about finances. See at http://stephendpalmer.com/gods-laws-finance/ -“Eve Out of the Garden” blog at http://www.deilataylor.com/free-hugh-nibley-sources/hugh-nibley-mp3-audio/ has free audio of Hugh Nibley’s Book of Mormon class, Pearl of Great Price class, andRead more