And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him. Isaiah 8:17

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

1847 Poem : Theology or Sci Fi?

" Jehovah Creating the Earth"

       by Walter Rane

My son, Doug, sent me this great poem.  Enjoy

Christ in the Universe
By Alice Meynell  (b. 1847)

  WITH this ambiguous earth
His dealings have been told us. These abide:
The signal to a maid, the human birth,
The lesson, and the young Man crucified.

    But not a star of all        5
The innumerable host of stars has heard
How He administered this terrestrial ball.
Our race have kept their Lord’s entrusted Word.

    Of His earth-visiting feet
None knows the secret, cherished, perilous,       10
The terrible, shamefast, frightened, whispered, sweet,
Heart-shattering secret of His way with us.

  No planet knows that this
Our wayside planet, carrying land and wave,
Love and life multiplied, and pain and bliss,       15
Bears, as chief treasure, one forsaken grave.

    Nor, in our little day,
May His devices with the heavens be guessed,
His pilgrimage to thread the Milky Way
Or His bestowals there be manifest.

    But in the eternities,
Doubtless we shall compare together, hear
A million alien Gospels, in what guise
He trod the Pleiades, the Lyre, the Bear.

    O, be prepared, my soul!       25
To read the inconceivable, to scan
The myriad forms of God those stars unroll
When, in our turn, we show to them a Man.

Nicholson & Lee, eds.  The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. 1917.

You can find this poem and many others HERE.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

More about NEW English LDS Scriptures

A good description of ALL the changes made and the rational behind them is available in an excellent article by John Lynch in Meridan Magazine HERE.
A 35 page PDF is also available for you to download detailing each change made. You will need Adobe to be able to download it.

Friday, March 1, 2013

New English LDS Scriptures

The Church has announced a new 2013 edition of the LDS Scriptures in English.  
The print versions - for now only available in black or brown leather covers - will be available this summer, but the you can view or download the new digital versions here.

[The iPod digital version is currently NOT downloading : maybe try in a few days]

Spellings have been standardized and updated.  Mistakes corrected. New information is presented in the historical headings of the Doctrine and Covenants sections.  

The greatest number of changes are in the Study Helps.  Two of my favorite sections, the CHRONOLOGICAL TABLES  and the HARMONY OF THE GOSPELS are now separate, stand-alone sections.  There are some wonderful new photos with much more elaborate explanations.

Go and enjoy yourself!!!

I Recommend Robert Norman's Blog, "CONTEMPLATIONS"

About 30 years ago, my brother started sending me notes from an institute class he was taking in Tucson AZ.  The teacher was Robert Norman.  Reading those notes became the institute class I attended.  I began studying Hebrew and learning to love the God of the Old Testament because of how Brother Norman taught.  
Robert Norman has an excellent blog online:  Contemplations : Things to Ponder.
Go back in his archived posts and read them in order of posting.
If you read one post a week and study what he is teaching, you will create a great way to do your scripture study.