Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Photos taken on early morning hike on March 20, 2012

"And I, Nephi, did go into the mount oft, and I did pray oft unto the Lord;
wherefore the Lord showed unto me great things."
1 Nephi 18:3

One of the Lords best way to communicate to us is through symbolism:   Symbolism in the scriptures uses a familiar object, event, or circumstance to represent a principle or teaching of the gospel. The interpretation of the symbol is usually very personal. We can ask the Lord what the meaning of a symbol is. Nephi asked for the interpretation and the meaning of the symbols shown to his father in his dream. However, we don't need to be sleeping to see symbols, and to be taught by the Lord.

Most of us rely on the written word in the scriptures to be taught the gospel. Yes, the scriptures are probably the best source to learn the gospel, but it is possible, and actually very important to have personal tutoring sessions from above. How else do we develop a relationship with our Savior.

I am currently taking a few college classes. At the end of  each chapter in my text books are key words that are important to remember. Here are a few key words for me to remember from Spring Equinox.

  • "Cloud" from the North
  • Left Hand of God
  • Sliver of MoonLight remaining
  • Three Layers of Clothing
  • Slippery Slope
  • Need for a sure footing
  • Alignment
  • Guidance and Direction
  • Light hitting the Highest Point
  • Pyramid
  • Flock of Birds
  • Gratitude
  • Tracks in the snow.
  • The Cycles and Seasons of life.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Photo of a pyramid shaped rock I found on top of mountain this morning on March 20, 2012.

We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed,
as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn,
and the day star arise in your hearts.
2 Peter 1:19

Today is the Vernal Equinox.. Vernal, or the latin word vernalis meaning "of the spring".. and Equinox translated literally, means "equal night." Because the Sun is positioned above the equator, day and night are about equal in length. Today is a day of balance. Equal light, equal dark. Starting tomorrow our days will get longer with more sunlight.  I thought this photo was best to post today to show the balance between light and shadow. Hopefully in the next few days I will have time to share more photos from today.

 It is also probably no coincidence that early Egyptians built the Great Sphinx so that it points directly toward the rising Sun on the day of the vernal equinox

Saturday, March 10, 2012


photo taken up in the Wasatch Mountain
"Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers.
For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God."
Romans 13:1

Tomorrow morning at 2:00 AM we switch to Daylight Savings Time. The power of men through congressional law control us to move our clocks ahead one hour.  We use the friendly  and positive term "spring forward"... (but in reality we lose an hour, but gain it back in the fall).   By advancing the clock one hour, the sun appears to set later in the evening. Of course, it also rises one hour later in the morning. The day of the big switch used to be the first Sunday of April, but in 2005, Congress revised the rule as an energy-saving measure. Bottomline line for me... I lose an hour of sleep.

Men feel powerful when they can control things. They become prideful. We might think we have power to control, like changing/altering the time...  but we don't control we only manipulate the things of God.