This blog’s primary purpose is to be an electronic version of my Gospel Study Journal as well as my random thoughts about anything and everything. In essence, it is a place for pondering. Why is it called From a Garden Tower? Helaman 7:10-11 in the Book of Mormon speaks very briefly of Nephi’s Garden Tower. In this mention, Nephi is mourning the wickedness of the people as he prays to the Lord. I imagine that same Tower was often a place of contemplation, reflection and pondering on the things of the Lord and life in general. Such places have always been important for those who wish to draw closer to their Savior. John 1:45-49 accounts Nathaniel under a fig tree, which was a popular place among the Jews for these same purposes. Since Beneath a Fig Tree was largely taken already, From a Garden Tower was another excellent choice to title this blog.
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (a mormon). Unless I state otherwise, the views and ideas expressed here are my personal opinions and ideas and are not official Doctrines or Beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Most topics in this journal will be public because I like hearing other peoples ideas and takes on things and I invite questions and comments from all. There will be pages only specific family and friends will be able to view because they are very personal or very sacred things to me. (If you are one of those family or friends contact me and I can add you to see those pages). Please enjoy and let me know what you think!