Though I rode the train many times on my mission to Brisbane, Australia, I could never shake my fear of stepping into the wrong car and going the wrong direction.

Feel the same way? Let me explain where I think this blog is headed in the months just ahead:

  • Dating vs. Courting. We struggled with dating questions in non-LDS areas. Who do you date? When? Why? After much thought, prayer, and late-night discussions with more than one teenager, we’re excited about our answer. So were others in our ward and stake when they heard it. Maybe it will help your family too? (Preview: “Dating is a friend thing, courting is a marriage thing.”)
  • The Resurrection and the Atonement. Why was the atonement a prerequisite for the resurrection?
  • Supermassive Black Holes and the Book of Abraham. (Yes, you read correctly.) Just discovered a decade ago, supermassive black holes shed profound “light” both on the processes of galaxy formation and the Book of Abraham (cosmologically, symbolically, and especially spiritually). And not only do they remind us of the inspired nature of the Book of Abraham, but they help us see sacred symbolism that deeply matters to us here and now.
  • Exciting new ways to contribute to family history research. This is both for my very-extended family and everyone in general.
  • Review of Ghandi: The Story of My Experiments with Truth. I recently read this and came away with great lessons about covenant making/keeping and consecration. There’s a lot to learn from Ghandi and our Hindu brothers and sisters.
  • Discerning Truth. The “Mormon” Church believes in continuing revelation. However, since there is “opposition in all things,” continuing revelation implies that false revelation is also possible. How then, exactly, would we tell the difference between true and false revelation? And are there even more important considerations than that one in seeking, receiving, and following inspiration? (Yes.)
  • Web site for Calvin P. and Elsie Midgley and Semilunar Biopsy Repair. We can get the word out about this groundbreaking surgery and the lives of these great people (Lake County, Illinois). It isn’t hard to do. Maybe somebody, somewhere, will pick up the ball and run with it. Without the help of those of us who know about it, those searching won’t find it, because the articles are now buried.

If any of this sounds interesting, I invite you to subscribe to this blog by clicking on the links at the very top right corner. Share your comments and thoughts, and we’ll explore these things together.

Image Credit: By ESO/M. Kornmesser ( [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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