Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Introduction to From the Sea to the Temple

From the Sea to the Temple is a collection of stories about life in the U.S. Merchant Marine.  Most, but not all, take place aboard ship.  I wrote these long after I had left the sea and joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).  Looking back on these events of many years ago, I realized that many of them involved life lessons and moral issues, some of them quite serious.  What I have done in these essays is reminisce about several interesting experiences and examine them from the perspective of the Gospel.  I hope that readers will find these tales entertaining, their values uplifting, and their combination of the Merchant Marine and the Gospel unique.

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