Surviving San Francisco earthquake

I just finished making a video about my grandma who survived the...more

Eternal round and distilling souls

To understand the Plan of Salvation in the context of God’s “eternal round,” I like to use the model of a “continuous distillation process,” rather than employing a “batch process model’ that represents the “one time through” doctrine, which I would call only a “snap shot” of the LDS Plan of Salvation. For those who have ears to hear, the [...] The post Eternal round and distilling souls appeared first on Eve Out of the Garden ....more

Eternal Progression

Over the years, I’ve been thinking about eternal progression and I’ve developed some ideas — but not the typical Plan of Salvation....more

Honey Olive Bee Balm

I came across some scientific research in a journal that shows an interesting combination of ingredients used to help skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, and other skin ailments. I based this recipe on that research. The study found that the ingredients of honey, olive oil, and beeswax are effective against Staphylococcus...more

Born once, Born Again

It occurred to me that being “born again” is a significant event, not to be missed when it happens. Just like a real birth — it’s not something that happens without you experiencing it — as the mother or as the baby (I know, you don’t remember your birth, but it’s all there in your subconscious.) When the scriptures say [...] The post Born once, Born Again appeared first on Eve Out of the Garden ....more

The meaning of hot drinks

I’ve often wondered about the revelation that says hot drinks are not for the body or belly. Joseph Smith gave us the word of wisdom ...more

What are you learning at church?

While sitting in Gospel Doctrine I had an entirely different insight about our lesson on the temptations of Christ. You know, the verses in Matthew 4, after Jesus has fasted for forty days, and then the tempter comes and tries to get Him to change the stones into bread, jump off the pinnacle of the temple to be saved by [...] The post What are you learning at church? appeared first on Eve Out of the Garden ....more

Prooftexts and sound bites

Prooftexting is a method of proving a point by using scripture out of context without regard for the entire text. You see this all the time. Someone will tell a story and then use a scripture verse to support the theme of the story ....more

Two new Hugh Nibley talks

I have just digitized two old audio cassettes of Hugh Nibley — one is an interview and the second is a talk that he gave in Anaheim, California in January 1976 on the Old Testament. Thanks to R. Allred who shared these tapes with me so that we could all enjoy more of the Nib ....more

Gregorian Chants and Solfeggio

I’m curious about methods for finding peace, and calming your chaotic mind. I’m not abandoning what I’m used to — prayer and reading. But, I’ve stumbled across the benefits of sound, music, chanting, vibration, and frequency ....more