First, web technology enables me to share my ideas and my book with you. It gives me a chance to encourage those who have read my book to read it again. More than 10,000 copies of Prayers That Bring Miracles have been sold since it was first released in 1996 and although a decade has passed since I last promoted it, I still receive small royalty checks from Brigham Distributing.
It gives me a chance to encourage those who haven't read my book to learn about it. A number of people received dramatic miracles after reading and applying some of the small suggested changes to their own prayers.
Second, I collected too many stories to put in the book and I am still collecting stories, thoughts, and new information that may be interesting for you to read.
Over the years I've collected stories from my own experience, or stories that people have told me, or first person accounts that have been published of miraculous answers to prayers. I wasn't able to include all of them in my book and keep a good narrative flow. I wanted my book to be something more than a collection of stories. But that meant I could not include many stories buried deep in my files, or in past publications. I still continue to hear marvelous stories from others so that means there are many stories buried in the memories of many people all around us.
Publishing on this website gives me a chance to share those stories.
Third, I'm currently writing a couple more books and this may be a way for me to show you what I'm writing about and get your feedback.
Fourth, it's a way for me to make resources in my filing cabinets freely available for you to read, use in a Sunday School class or in a talk at church.
Fifth, it gives me a chance to hear from you who have received miracles in your life and to share, with your permission, some of those stories on this site. Your story may inspire another person to receive the miracle they need.
Sixth, it gives me a chance to hear your questions and feelings about prayer, or God, or religion. Although I am LDS and most of those interested in this site will probably be LDS, nearly all of those I know, who received miracles while I served in the Navy were not LDS in their faith. I know God loves us all. So I would love to hear from persons of all faiths, even persons of no faith, so long as the posts are respectful and appropriate to the discussion.
I love the Lord. I know He lives and loves us and we are His children. And as He said: "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened." (Matthew 7:7-8)
When quote someone that I can link to an online source, clicking on that link will only take you to the page where the quote is located. To locate the entire quote within the page, without reading the entire article, you can Do a Google Web Page Search. Here's how.
On the linked resource web page:
1. Hit the "Control" key and the "F" key (CTRL + F), if you have a PC computer.
2. Or hit the "Command" (⌘) key and the "F" key (Command (⌘) + F), if you have a Mac computer.
This will open a Google Search Box on the page. The box is usually at the bottom of the page, but it sometimes appears at the top of the page. This box is placed there specifically for you to search the text on that page.
3. Type in one, two, or three correctly spelled words in a row, from the quote.
4. Press the "Next" button, if the words are not already highlighted.
5. If the box turns red and you hear a beep. The word or words you typed in are not to be found on that page as you typed them in. Check your spelling and word sequence. Both must be exact. Check to see if the box "Match case" has been checked. Uncheck it.
I do link to some pages where this search does not work. Adobe PDF pages are one example.
1. Locate the blank white search box within the Menu or Toolbars at the top.
2. Type in the word or words in sequence you want to locate.
3. Press "Enter."
4. Notice the icons of a document with a forward arrow and a document with a back arrow that appear next to the search box.
5. Click on the icon of a document with a forward arrow.
6. Your word or phrase should be highlighted, usually in a blue color.
7. Click on the forward arrow icon again to see if the word or phrase appears again in the text.