Monday, December 29, 2008

Welcome and Introduction

Welcome to Connections. I have been looking for a way to share my scripture research with family and friends and this is how I've decided to do that.

Over the years, I have collected fascinating and fun information from reading all sorts of books. I am extremely blessed in that I was born a speed reader and average reading 4-5 books a week, although I can plow through more if I'm really motivated and can squeeze in the time. I read while brushing my teeth and stopping at stop lights, and sometimes I don't even mind waiting at places like the DMV because it is a good excuse to get some serious reading done.

I am mostly interested in languages, symbolism, scriptures, cultural history (especially Middle-Eastern and European), Shakespeare, and popular science. (Oooh, as I reread that last sentence, I sound kind of stuffy. I'm NOT.) I pride myself on appreciating clever humor.

After taking notes and accumulating them for several years. I just can't seem to find the time right now to actually edit them and get them ready to print in book form. Soooooo, I am going to share my notes! Most of them will be in the form of a scripture and a one or two paragraph commentary. Many of them are insights that make my heart sing, and I hope they will delight you as well.

Except for my current plan to have "Weird Scripture Wednesday", I'm not sure how the rest will be posted, but I do know that it will be eclectic.

1. selecting or choosing from various sources.
2. made up of what is selected from different sources.
3. not following any one system, as of philosophy, medicine, etc., but selecting and using what are considered the best elements of all systems.

It is one of my self-assigned missions in life to make scriptures interesting and understandable . I love learning about them and especially making sense of the bewildering ones. I hope you will share your insights with me as well. I absolutely hate the idea that there is something good out there and that I am missing out on it.


  1. Hi Donna - We just got your email today. Carrie and I are very excited that you are blogging!!!

    Tomorrow, I'll write a post on our blog Believe All Things about Connections to send you a little link juice. Also, I added a link on our blog to Connections under "LDS Study Aids".

    We're excited to learn!!! Thanks so much for doing this.

    Greg & Carrie

  2. Donna,
    Thank you so much for taking the time to do this! I have been greatly blessed by your insight and thirst for knowledge and in turn have been able to tell others of your findings - blessing their lives. Blogging is new to me - although I am well aware that it has been around for a very long time now. Little by little we all step out of the stone age. Blessings and hugs,
    Cathy Freeman

  3. Hi Donna, I was so happy to open my email to your good news and generosity. Thank you for sharing your time and wisdom with us. I am looking forward to your blogs with great anticipation and joy. Bless you and your family for all you do! Love Marlene G

  4. Donna - you are living my dream. (Shame on me for procrastinating.) I have read a little of your blog and I do believe you will motivate me! I have enjoyed what I have read thus far and am anxious to continue. Thank you for sharing your efforts and your insights.

  5. Hi Donna,
    Such a Happy New Years suprise to see you have started a blog. We will all be blessed by your studies and knowleged. Thanks for sharing.
    Lots of love
    sabrina stone

  6. Hello, Donna. I heard your Women's Conference talk yesterday on BYU TV and was thrilled to find your blog spot. I greatly look forward to hearing your thoughts.