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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 11/15

Postby marc » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:31 pm

"I advise all to go on to perfection, and search deeper and deeper into the mysteries of Godliness." -- Joseph Smith, TPJS p.364

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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 11/17

Postby marc » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:09 am

"I advise all to go on to perfection, and search deeper and deeper into the mysteries of Godliness." -- Joseph Smith, TPJS p.364

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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 11/17

Postby Original_Intent » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:45 pm

I've really enjoyed these.

Regarding all that glitters, I have been going thru much the same. I recently lost my job, and I have felt very comforted that all is well and whatever happens will be for the best. I have had a couple of heartbreaking interviews where I thought for sure I had the job, ant felt that I would love the job and that I would be a perfect fit, only to be told that it came down to me and one other person and they went with the other person.

I have never been as successful financially as you have been. I have never owned my own business, I have always just been an employee. And yet, even faced witht he challenges that we have, I just get the assurance to focus on the most important things and everything else will work out. It isn't easy to keep that perspective, but it feels wonderful when I faithfully believe it.

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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 11/17

Postby marc » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:34 pm

Thanks, OI. There's nothing wrong with just being an employee. It's much less stressful. But being your own boss definitely requires a passion and a lot of drive. You're working much more than eight hours/day. I'm satisfied with being an employee. I'm getting old and I'm getting tired. My only regret is that I wasn't wiser with all that stewardship. I guess it was just bigger than me. It was a good lesson and I learned a lot from it. I just wasn't wise enough. But I aim to take much more with me into the eternities so with that in mind, it was all worth it. I think.

Some of the more meaningful (to me) articles that I am/will be working on:

1. Nephi--A Renaissance Man
2. Wars in the Book of Mormon
3. Allegory of the tame and wild olive trees
4. Moroni Timbimboo--first Lamanite bishop
5. Willie Ottogary--an LDS Shoshone columnist who who wrote for a Logan, Utah newspaper for 20 yrs (1909-1929)
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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 11/15

Postby HeirofNumenor » Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:14 pm

coachmarc wrote:Updated

All that glitters



Thank you :)


Though I did think your were going to tie into Tolkien's poem about Aragorn:

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king


:-B :D
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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 11/15

Postby marc » Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:43 pm

HeirofNumenor wrote: :-B :D


I must confess, I am a nerd, too, though my nerdiness/geekiness is more on the sci-fi/space fantasy than middle earth. I am, however, looking forward to the upcoming Hobbit movie next month. :)
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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 11/15

Postby Original_Intent » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:12 pm

coachmarc wrote:
HeirofNumenor wrote: :-B :D


I must confess, I am a nerd, too, though my nerdiness/geekiness is more on the sci-fi/space fantasy than middle earth. I am, however, looking forward to the upcoming Hobbit movie next month. :)


And Ender's Game soon also! Harrison Ford as Graf!

I also thought it was funny that Graf's aide is played by an actor named Han Soto :))

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1731141/

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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 11/26

Postby marc » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:08 am

I am really looking forward to Ender's Game and I hope it does the book justice!! :)

New entry, similar to my recent post in the HG forum, with more added.

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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 11/26

Postby Meili » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:05 am

Hope I can rely on this thread as a source to find out when Ender's Game comes out. I haven't heard a word of it from anywhere else.
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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 11/26

Postby Libertas » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:10 am

I always enjoy your blog, Marc. Keep up the good work.

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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 11/26

Postby Original_Intent » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:33 am

Called to Serve wrote:Hope I can rely on this thread as a source to find out when Ender's Game comes out. I haven't heard a word of it from anywhere else.


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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 11/26

Postby Original_Intent » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:41 am

coachmarc wrote:I am really looking forward to Ender's Game and I hope it does the book justice!! :)

New entry, similar to my recent post in the HG forum, with more added.

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Really excellent blog entry. Thanks so much!

It is encouraging to see so many stepping forward and knocking!

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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 11/26

Postby Jason » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:02 pm

Original_Intent wrote:
Called to Serve wrote:Hope I can rely on this thread as a source to find out when Ender's Game comes out. I haven't heard a word of it from anywhere else.


November 1, 2013


How sweet and terrible is that.....find out my all time favorite book is coming to video....only to have to wait a year for it!
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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 11/26

Postby marc » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:30 pm

Thanks, Libertas and OI. CTS and Legion, Hollywood has mulled over making a movie for over a decade. I think they've finally got it right this time. I know a year is so far away. I really look forward to it. I also believe they've found the right solution for the zero gravity tactics employed by Ender in the war games.
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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 12/23

Postby marc » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:35 am

Merry Christmas with love.

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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 1/14

Postby marc » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:45 am

I gave a talk in sacrament meeting yesterday:

God’s hand in all things
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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 2/4

Postby marc » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:27 am

"I advise all to go on to perfection, and search deeper and deeper into the mysteries of Godliness." -- Joseph Smith, TPJS p.364

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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 2/4

Postby ajax » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:49 am

#:-s no NBA of NHL logos. Thanks Marc. :D

However I'm a little upset about the MLB logo. Baseball is God's game. ;)

All joking aside....very true. Might I add this from Spencer W Kimball:

"In spite of our delight in defining ourselves as modern, and our tendency to think we possess a sophistication that no people in the past ever had—in spite of these things, we are, on the whole, an idolatrous people—a condition most repugnant to the Lord.

We are a warlike people, easily distracted from our assignment of preparing for the coming of the Lord. When enemies rise up, we commit vast resources to the fabrication of gods of stone and steel—ships, planes, missiles, fortifications—and depend on them for protection and deliverance. When threatened, we become anti-enemy instead of pro-kingdom of God; we train a man in the art of war and call him a patriot, thus, in the manner of Satan’s counterfeit of true patriotism, perverting the Savior’s teaching:

“Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
“That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.” (Matt. 5:44–45.)

(The False God's We Worship, https://www.lds.org/ensign/1976/06/the- ... p?lang=eng)
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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 2/4

Postby marc » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:47 pm

Excellent quote, ajax, thanks!
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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 7/20

Postby marc » Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:15 am

It's been a while, but yesterday's newspaper prompted a new entry.

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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 7/20

Postby Meili » Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:55 am

Thanks, Coach, that was a great post. Just what I needed.
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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 7/20

Postby ajax » Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:04 am

Don't tell me that was a real city creek ad/banner.
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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 7/20

Postby marc » Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:20 am

ajax wrote:Don't tell me that was a real city creek ad/banner.


I plucked it from the internet. I almost didn't use it, but then I thought, does it really matter if it's a very well photoshopped image?
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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 7/21

Postby marc » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:51 am

Just posted another one. More introspective.

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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 8/7

Postby marc » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:15 am

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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 8/19

Postby marc » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:44 am

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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 8/19

Postby marc » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:28 am

I think my wordpress account has been hacked. Or my browser. Or my computer. When I try to log in to my wordpress account and create a blog post, clicking on preview opens a window that tells me that I am being taken to a false wordpress site. Also, my gravatar profile image is missing/broken, I cannot access any of my stats/blog/tools page. I cannot access the customer support link either.

I got on my wife's laptop and used a different browser and logged in. Everything looks perfectly fine. Does anyone have any clue what is going on? I don't. :(
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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 8/19

Postby marc » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:58 am

Nevermind. Finally figured it out. I think my updated Google Chrome is not getting along with my Adblock Plus.
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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 10/24

Postby marc » Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:46 pm

Been almost two months. #:-s

New entry.

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Re: So I started a blog-Updated 10/24

Postby soberminded » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:27 am

Thank you, Coach for your blog. I was planning on watching a movie but then i spent the last 2hrs reading your blog. I felt uplifted and edified until i read "All Things Common" I can't bring myself to share with the vacationers, boaters, shoppers, etc. Nothing's like realizing my own weakness to work on. Thank you for sharing your testimony.
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