Light the World. . . .
To know what the truth is and to deny it for the sake of pleasing the masses, or for fear of being rejected, or being considered an outcast, is like denying food to one who is hungry, or a drink of water to one who is thirsty, even though you are able to give a morsel of bread to kill their hunger, or a cool drink of water to quench their thirst.
Hello, and welcome to Morsels Of Bread. My full name is Keith Lionel Brown, and I am the founder and administrator of this blog. I also write under my pen name, Ethen Liam Xander.
To tell you a little about myself, I am 58 years old, an Administrative Assistant by trade, and a 30-year honorable retired United States Navy Veteran having been officially discharged from the United States Armed Services on 1 September 2010. I work as a contributor to the More Good Foundation based in Orem, Utah, where I am the Lead Writer and Manager for a growing website called Mormon Music.
I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am a convert to the Church, having been baptized on 10 March 1998 in Reykjavik, Iceland, while serving on active duty with the United States Navy in Keflavik, Iceland. I have served as: Activities Chairman, Single Adult Representative, Sunday School Teacher (Teens), First Counselor in the Young Men Presidency (Ward Level), a member of the Stake High Council, 3 Bishoprics, High Priest Group Leader, Ward Mission Leader, and Gospel Doctrine Teacher. I currently serve as a Ward Missionary, Stake Public Affairs Representative for the Annapolis Maryland Stake, and First Assistant in the High Priest Group. In my short 19 years as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have also been blessed to meet several General Authorities of the Church.
I love reading and studying the scriptures and have thus far in my young life read the Bible 9 times in its entirety, the Book of Mormon 9 times in its entirety, and the Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price 13 times each in their entirety.
From time to time I like to write articles and essays and share them with family and friends. I also enjoy sharing some of my “words of wisdom” through a compilation of personal quotes that I call “Of Common Sense.” The things that I share here are what I call “Morsels of Bread.” It is my sincere prayer that some of what I post here will be a blessing to those who visit. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Linkedin.
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Just Because it is Written in a Book. . . .
Just because something is written in a book, it does not constitute that the written text is a reliable source of indisputable truth, nor does it substantiate the validity of anything that has been transcribed.
By the same token, just because a story or an event has not been recorded in a book, it does not eradicate the validity of said story or event, nor does it constitute the dismissal of such as if it had never occurred.
Books are a wonderful resource for information, however, we must be careful to discern between the truth that is being told and that which is fabricated.