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Doug Tales 120: Sacrifice, Part Two

In his daily life, Doug Mendenhall took seriously Joseph Smith’s teachings about sacrifice. He emphasized that our Savior offers the covenants we need to sacrifice for. We do not initiate or make promises to God on our terms,… Read More

Doug Tales 119: Spiritual Shielding, Part Three

Doug Mendenhall learned quite a lot about the metaphysical world by experimenting again and again, and then asking questions of Christ about what happened. He talks about various experiences with spiritual shielding—both personal and historical—in Conquering Spiritual Evil,… Read More

Doug Tales 118: Spiritual Shielding, Part Two

What do we need to do to consciously have the “Spirit of the Lord” shield and protect us from the negativity and darkness in this world? Doug Mendenhall shares about shielding ourselves spiritually in Conquering Spiritual Evil, Volume… Read More

Doug Tales 117: Spiritual Shielding, Part One

Would a warrior or soldier consider going into battle without protective armor or shielding? Don’t football, hockey and other sports players wear all kinds of protective gear? To conquer spiritual evil requires defensive and offensive weapons, tools and… Read More

Doug Tales 116: Pour Out My Spirit

On September 21, 1823, Joseph Smith was told that prior to the Second Coming the Lord will “pour out my spirit” as earlier prophesied by Joel in the Old Testament (JS-H 1:41). Years later, Doug Mendenhall experienced the… Read More

Doug Tales 115: Lizzy

Because Doug Mendenhall shared about his daughter’s metaphysical experiences, others contacted him about similar gifts of the spirit. One of the first he met was a young girl named Lizzy, and he tells a little about her in… Read More

Doug Tales 114: Just a Friend

This experience of Doug Mendenhall’s from his book Possibilities: Lesson From the Spirit (2002), pp. 59-60 was also talked about at his funeral services in December 2020: One time Denise and I went to pick up my oldest… Read More

Doug Tales 113: The First Christmas

Easter or Resurrection Sunday was celebrated by Christians yesterday. Years ago, at Christmastime 1999, Doug Mendenhall learned his 10-year-old daughter had personally seen the birth, life and crucifixion of Jesus Christ while in her then-recent coma. He shares… Read More

Doug Tales 112: Can I Be a Minion? Part Two

Today’s blog post is the second half of an email by Doug Mendenhall from January 2, 2017 with the title, “Can I be a minion when I grow up Mommy?” As the world continues to descend down the… Read More

Doug Tales 111: Can I Be a Minion? Part One

Doug Mendenhall writes about minions on pages 6-7 of I See…Awake! (2015). He says that if sinners “don’t repent then eventually they are taken to the bottom of hell, and if they choose to do evil are made… Read More