Author Archives: Randy Tayler

Shafts in the Whirlwind

…when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind… -Helaman 5:12 Let me begin frankly: I think those who support Ordain Women are wrong. I also think that many who oppose Ordain Women are … Continue reading

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Straw Men and Breastfeeding Women

Here’s a blog post that drove me nuts today. This is the text in its entirety, as of this writing: Call to Action: Lose Your Temple Recommend For Feeding Baby? By Megan Bishop A dear friend of mine is being … Continue reading

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A Look at Gun Control

In the wake of the massacre in Aurora, Colorado a few days ago, the topic of gun control has come back into the limelight, with impassioned arguments on both sides. I’ve kept an open mind, and have been weighing the … Continue reading

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Medicine is Good

And there were some who died with fevers, which at some seasons of the year were very frequent in the land—but not so much so with fevers, because of the excellent qualities of the many plants and roots which God … Continue reading

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An Email to State Senator Margaret Dayton about HB 70

I’m exhausted, but I figured I had to do my civic duty before I go to sleep, and let my elected official know my feelings on their immigration bill — even though Senator Dayton is one of the bill’s sponsors. … Continue reading

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The Most Beautiful Phrase in the English Language

What is it? What do you think is the most beautiful phrase in English? For me, it is this one: There but for the grace of God, go I. Nobody’s sure who said it, but it’s most often attributed to … Continue reading

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The Long, Long Arm of the Law

But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. -Matthew 18:6 Last … Continue reading

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A Christmas Question

How do you handle it when you can’t get your child what they really want for Christmas? Do you prep them beforehand? Hope that they’re grateful for what they do get? Blame Santa? Throw finances to the wind and make … Continue reading

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God Isn’t Registered to Any Party

A lady asks a gentleman what party he belongs to. He replies “My grandfather was a Republican, my father was a Republican, and I’m a Republican.” The lady is appalled. “What if your grandfather had been a horse-thief?” The gentleman … Continue reading

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Signs of the Election Times

[catch-phrase] –noun 1. a phrase that attracts or is meant to attract attention. [prop-uh-gan-duh] -noun 1. information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc. It’s election time again, which means … Continue reading

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