How Plural Marriage Helps Women in the Book of Mormon (Part 2)

 

Christ was plurally married:

(I discover that some of the Eastern papers represent me as a great blasphemer, because I said, in my lecture on marriage, at our last conference that Jesus Christ was married at Cana of Galilee, that Mary, Martha, and others were his wives, and that he begat children. All that I have to say in reply to that charge is this—they worship a Savior that is too pure and holy to fulfill the commands of his Father. I worship one that is just pure and holy enough “to fulfill all righteousness;” not only the righteous law of baptism, but the still more righteous and important law “to multiply and replenish the earth.” Startle not at this, for even the Father himself honored that law by coming down to Mary, without a natural body, and begetting a son; and if Jesus begat children he only “did that which he had seen his Father do.” (Apostle Orson Hyde, J.D. 2:210)

And so was Abraham the Father of our Covenant but is this Celestial Law found within the Book of Mormon? The Book of Mormon is a book “for our day”, and we are as a Church under condemnation (D&C 84) for rejecting the Covenant found with it. Doubtless this is for more than one reason, and it becomes paramount to our hopes of exaltation if not salvation to find out all these reasons so we may repent.

So when the Law of Celestial Marriage is found strewn about the Book of Mormon such as in 2 Nephi 8:1 “Hearken unto me, ye that follow after righteousness. Look unto the rock from whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit from whence ye are digged.

 Look unto Abraham, your father, and unto Sarah, she that bare you; for I called him alone, and blessed him”, if behooves us to study this out and put oil in our lamp.

Look unto Abraham? How can we look unto Abraham?

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DO THE WORKS OF ABRAHAM

 

Certainly there is much in the Bible and Pearl of Great Price to glean from, but also the Doctrine and Covenants which we have Covenanted to Obey:

 

132: 30 Abraham received promises concerning his seed, and of the fruit of his loins-from whose loins ye are, namely, my servant Joseph-which were to continue so long as they were in the world; and as touching Abraham and his seed, out of the world they should continue; both in the world and out of the world should they continue as innumerable as the stars; or, if ye were to count the sand upon the seashore ye could not number them.
  31 This promise is yours also, because ye are of Abraham, and the promise was made unto Abraham; and by this law is the continuation of the works of my Father, wherein he glorifieth himself.
  32 Go ye, therefore, and do the works of Abraham; enter ye into my law and ye shall be saved.
  33 But if ye enter not into my law ye cannot receive the promise of my Father, which he made unto Abraham.
  34 God commanded Abraham, and Sarah gave Hagar to Abraham to wife. And why did she do it? Because this was the law; and from Hagar sprang many people. This, therefore, was fulfilling, among other things, the promises.
  35 Was Abraham, therefore, under condemnation? Verily I say unto you, Nay; for I, the Lord, commanded it.

So there we have it. The Book of Mormon asks us to look unto Abraham. But should we is the question? For obvious reasons it’s a good thing in the Book of Mormon Jacob condemns the unauthorized practice of plural marriage (see Jacob 2), and those inside the Covenant are keeping this law in part as we can see as defined by Joseph F. Smith here:

joseph-f-smith-mormon-prophet-321856-printSome people have supposed that the doctrine of plural marriage was a sort of superfluity, or non-essential to the salvation of exaltation of mankind. In other words, some of the Saints have said, and believe that a man with one wife, sealed to him by the authority of the Priesthood for time and eternity, will receive an exaltation as great and glorious, if he is faithful, as he possibly could with more than one. I want here to enter my solemn protest against this idea, for I know it is false. . . . The marriage of one woman to a man for time and eternity by the sealing power, according to the law of God is a fulfillment of the celestial law of marriage in part . . . . But this is only the beginning of the law, not the whole of it. Therefore, whoever has imagined that he could obtain the fullness of the blessings pertaining to this celestial law, by complying with only a portion of its conditions, has deceived himself. He cannot do it . . . . it is useless to tell me that there is no blessing attached to obedience to the law (polygamy) or that a man with only one wife can obtain as great reward, glory or kingdom as he can with more than one, being equally faithful. Patriarchal marriage involves conditions, responsibilities and obligations. . . . Man . . . cannot receive the fullness of the blessings unless he fulfills the law, any more than he can claim the gift of the Holy Ghost after he is baptized without the laying on of hands by the proper authority, or the remission of sins without baptism. I understand the law of Celestial Marriage to mean that every man in this Church, who has the ability to obey and practice it in righteousness, and will not, shall be damned. I say I understand it to [185] mean this and nothing less, and I testify in the name of Jesus that it does mean that. (Joseph F. Smith, JD 20:23-31)

So when, according to prophecy are we to keep this law of Abraham in full and again bless all women who otherwise haven’t access to a righteous Priesthood holder? Many women today live singly not being able to find a suitable Priesthood bearer and many more are counseled to stay with an unrighteous man against their better judgement, still others are not able to use their agency to bear children based on the disapproval of the head of household. When and why did it cease is maybe a more pertinent question? After all it certainly wasn’t to ‘obey the law of the land’. At LDS.org we read: “In Joseph Smith’s time, monogamy was the only legal form of marriage in the United States. Joseph knew the practice of plural marriage would stir up public ire.”, and it wasn’t because of the 1890 Manifesto, ” new plural marriages were performed between 1890 and 1904, especially in Mexico and Canada…”, “The statements emphasized that the Church practiced no marital law other than monogamy while implicitly leaving open the possibility that individuals, under direction of God’s living prophet, might do so.”23  (https://www.lds.org/topics/plural-marriage-in-kirtland-and-nauvoo?lang=eng#23

Perhaps then, our agency is the hinge as described by our Lord Jesus Christ, “Have I not given my word in great plainness on this subject? Yet have not great numbers of my people been negligent in the observance of my law and the keeping of my commandments, and yet have I borne with them these many years; and this because of their weakness—because of the perilous times, and furthermore, it is more pleasing to me that men should use their free agency in regard to these matters. Nevertheless, I the Lord do not change and my word and my covenants and my law do not, and as I have heretofore said by my servant Joseph: All those who would enter into my glory must and shall obey my law. And have I not commanded men that if they were Abraham’s seed and would enter into my glory, they must do the works of Abraham. I have not revoked this law, nor will I, for it is everlasting, and those who will enter into my glory must obey the conditions thereof; even so, Amen.” Revelation Received Monday, September 27, 1886, at Centerville, Utah Territory.  (John Taylor Papers, LDS Archives).1886

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How Plural Marriage Helps Women In the Book of Mormon Part 1

Christ our ExamplarMartha Mary was plurally married and so was Abraham the Father of our Covenant, but is this irrevocable law found in the Book of Mormon? I’m bewildered whenever I encounter otherwise faithful LDS who profess that plural marriage isn’t part of the Gospel and that it was not from Heavenly Father. Wow. I find it cold hearted to say the least. When a man won’t bring his wife into the Kingdom of Heaven what would they have her do? Sit this one out? Not to mention the assumption this would take that every LDS leader from Joseph Smith down to David O. McKay had been living and teaching false doctrine as a Fundamental Key tenant of the Restored Gospel, that cannot be separated from Mormonism (The reason why the Church and Kingdom of God cannot advance without the Patriarchal Order of Marriage is that it belongs to this dispensation, just as baptism for the dead does, or any law or ordinance that belongs to a dispensation. Without it the Church cannot progress. The leading men of Israel who are presiding over stakes will have to obey the law of Abraham or they will have to resign. (Life of Wilford Woodruff, Cowley, p. 542).

Plural Marriage allows every woman an opportunity to have a worthy Priesthood holder. With increasingly fewer WORTHY males it’s easy to see why this would be increasingly necessary. Righteous women only want worthy men to lead them.

Is this why Joseph Smith as he Restored the Gospel was commanded at sword point by an angel to enter into plural marriage or be destroyed? The Saints were repeatedly told, “If we do not embrace that principle (of plural marriage) soon, the keys will be turned against us. If we do not keep the same law that our Heavenly Father has kept, we cannot go with Him.” (Life of Wilford Woodruff, Cowley, p. 542), but is the Law of Plurality of Wives found in the Book of Mormon, the keystone of our religion, where people turn for the Fullness of the Gospel? Jacob

Since D&C (84:57) reprimands us for rejecting the Book of Mormon, this is an important question. Why did John Taylor as editor of the Times and Seasons, publish: “If any man writes to you, or preaches to you, doctrines contrary to the Bible or Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants, put him down as an imposter.” (Times and Seasons Vol 5 [April 1, 1844]: 490: 491) ? Because, out of the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established. Here we have three witnesses containing the Fullness of the Gospel. The Book of Mormon is the keystone to our religion. By being a provable fruit of Joseph’s Divine gifts and mission, it bridges the gap between the Old/New Testament and the Doctrine and Covenants/Pearl of Great Price/all Joseph’s words and successors.

So the answer is OF COURSE! All the commandments are there for all to see not only in the Book of Mormon but the Bible and Doctrine and Covenants, all three meshing the Fullness of the Restored Gospel. Although just like a parable the Lord hides as much as he gives, depending on the hearer of the word. Which is why D&C the Lord’s Revelation to Joseph on the Plurality of Wives, opens with,  “Therefore, prepare thy heart to receive and obey…” (vs 3).

The first example of many: 2 Nephi 14:1 And in that day, seven women shall take hold of one man, saying: We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel; only let us be called by thy name to take away our reproach.

Let’s pause for this scripture for a moment. The women in this prophecy were not forced into anything whatever. Literally the contrary. They are begging for help, “take away our reproach”. What reproach did these women have? The cross reference for the comparative verse in Isaiah 4:1 sheds light on what reproach these women experience, “the stigma of being unmarried and childless.” In the present or near future will only worthy Priesthood holders be brave enough to obey the Lord’s command to continue to replenish the earth?

For more on this please keep an eye out for part 2. For there is so much more!

He showed that the revelation that had been the subject of attention (Section 132) was only one published on Celestial Marriage, and if the doctrine of plural marriage was repudiated, so must be the glorious principle of marriage for eternity, the two being indissolubly interwoven with each other. (C. W. Penrose, Mill. Star 45:454)

Joseph Plural MarriageIf you have the courage that is, after all, you might develop a ‘stigma’ yourself:

The women who united with Joseph Smith in plural marriage risked reputation and self-respect in being associated with a principle so foreign to their culture and so easily misunderstood by others. “I made a greater sacrifice than to give my life,” said Zina Huntington Jacobs, “for I never anticipated again to be looked upon as an honorable woman.” Nevertheless, she wrote, “I searched the scripture & by humble prayer to my Heavenly Father I obtained a testimony for myself.” Zina Huntington Jacobs, autobiographical sketch, Zina Card Brown Family Collection, Church History Library, Salt Lake City; spelling modernized.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHO CONSPIRED AGAINST OUR LDS THEOCRACY? Part 1

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As Saints what do we pray for?

The Lord’s words in 3rd Nephi 13 mirror the Council of Fifty Statement of Purpose:
“Thus saith the Lord God who rules in the heavens above and in the earth beneath, I have introduced my Kingdom and my Government, even the Kingdom of God, that my servants have heretofore prophesied of and that I taught my disciples to pray for, saying ‘Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven,’ for the establishment of my rule, for the introduction of my law, for the protection of civil and religious liberty in this nation and throughout the world; and all men of every nation, color and creed shall yet be protected and shielded thereby; and every nation and kindred, and people, and tongue shall yet bow the knee to me, and acknowledge me to be Ahman Christ, to the glory of God the Father.”

– Prophet John Taylor revelation, June 27, 1882, in Collier, Unpublished Revelations, 133, vv 4-8; see Quinn, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, p. 88

The Council of Fifty’s name by Revelation is “The Kingdom of God and His Laws with the Keys and Power thereof, and Judgment in the Hands of His Servants, Ahman Christ”. (Quinn 1980, p. 167; Ehat 1980, p. 256)

We used to have a difference between Church and State, but it is all one now. Thank God.”

– Prophet John Taylor, Journal of Discourses, v. 5, p. 266, September 20, 1857

This might feel very unfamiliar to most LDS because as Defending Utah explains in the video below:

“….We don’t know our history. George Orwell said the most effective way to destroy a people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history. We don’t know our history here in Utah. We don’t know about organizations that have been around since the 1880’s, that still exist today and their agendas still exist today…in 1872 there was a secret society named the League of the Gentiles formed in Utah for the direct purpose of going after the Church’s political power….there was another group called the Secret Loyal League of Utah which had the same agenda…”~ Ben McClintock, DefendingUtah.o

Turns out our history is riddled with Secret Combinations planted in Utah’s government by force of federal edict, who’s object it was “to break up the ‘Mormon Theocracy’ “, and

~”eradicate by lawfull force (supposedly) the doctrine of the Mormons“.

Winston Churchhill is quoted as saying: “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”     Perhaps taking the Lord’s advice here: Jer 3:14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion”, we can again pray “Thy Kingdom Come”, as Saints.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Order Mormons Choking out the Wheat; D&C 86

New Order Mormons Choking out the Wheat; D&C 86

NewOrderMormon2The probability of a New Order Mormon (self-described as Finding the Middle Way in Mormonism, http://www.newordermormon.org/) near you, teaching your children to disbelieve the Principles of the Gospel in Primary or other auxilary groups is increasingly real. In case you’re thinking what I was when I first heard of this, no I don’t think the name is a coincidence. Click here for something to ponder.  A New Order Mormon ‘stays in the Church to change the Church’ or because they don’t believe what is taught but find it culturally easier to stay. The following is an entry from the Feminist Mormon Housewives Society. As you read consider the warning and direction in D&C 86:

3…the tares choke the wheat and drive the church into the wilderness.

 But behold, in the last days, even now while the Lord is beginning to bring forth the word, and the blade is springing up and is yet tender—

Behold, verily I say unto you, the angels are crying unto the Lord day and night, who are ready and waiting to be sent forth to reap down the fields;

 But the Lord saith unto them, pluck not up the tares while the blade is yet tender (for verily your faith is weak), lest you destroy the wheat also.

Therefore, let the wheat and the tares grow together until the harvest is fully ripe; then ye shall first gather out the wheat from among the tares, and after the gathering of the wheat, behold and lo, the tares are bound in bundles, and the field remaineth to be burned.wheat-tares

LDS Reject Prophets Again, Won’t Admit There’s a Conspiracy…

 I sat in my living room with the Relief Society President and dropped my jaw as she called ME a secret combination. That wasn’t the part that made my jaw drop. I reminded her that the definition of ‘Conspiracy’, was to ‘combine in secret for an evil intent’, also known as a secret combination, that these are described in the scriptures as men who make oaths to protect each other as they overtake government and overthrow all righteousness. I mentioned that Ezra Taft Benson in General Conference asked all Saints to read “None Dare Call It A Conspiracy”.
She replied, “I don’t care what Ezra Taft Benson said”. Jaw….Dropped…..image1 (1)
Maybe that sums it up for most LDS. They just don’t care what Ezra Taft Benson said. Or David O. McKay, or Bruce R. McConkie, or the Lord in the Doctrine and Covenants, or hundreds of references in the Book of Mormon, or even George Washington and on and on and on…. For if they did, they might have to change their behavior. They might have to reassess where their kids attend school, what they do for work, or how they react to the news. We must be careful not to accept darkness for light, and light for darkness. Ignoring Secret Combinations will not bring us closer to Christ, repenting of them will. Ignoring Secret Combinations will not bring us closer to Christ, repenting of them will. No that wasn’t a typo, I meant to repeat that. Here I’ll do it again. Ignoring Secret Combinations will not bring us closer to Christ, repenting of them will. To do that, we need to admit we have built them up, become more adept at recognizing where they are influencing us, and get on our knees mightily in prayer for help in repenting.
10273964_786709338117853_363039421293915198_n.jpg“It was not my intention to doubt that, the Doctrines of the Illuminati, and principles of Jacobinism had not spread in the United States. On the contrary, no one is more truly satisfied of this fact than I am. The idea that I meant to convey, was, that I did not believe that the Lodges of Free Masons in this Country had, as Societies, endeavoured to propagate the diabolical tenets of the first, or pernicious principles of the latter (if they are susceptible of seperation). That Individuals of them may have done it, or that the founder, or instrument employed to found, the Democratic Societies in the United States, may have had these objects; and actually had a seperation of the People from their Government in view, is too evident to be questioned.” (George Washington, shortly before he died, read John Robison’s book Proofs of a Conspiracy and immediately expressed his belief to the preacher who had sent it to him, that the designs of the Illuminati were infecting our country. Letter to Reverend G. W. Snyder, Writings of George Washington, p 518-519.)

“Next Moroni turns the key so that all who have ears to hear can understand what the secret combination is and can identify those who build it up. ‘For it cometh to pass,’ he says, ‘that whoso buildeth it up seeketh to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries.’ This is a worldwide conspiracy.” (Elder Bruce R. McConkie, Millennial Messiah, p. 66.)

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“Gadianton robbers fill the judgment seats in many nations. An evil power seeks to overthrow the freedom of all nations and countries.” (Elder Bruce R. McConkie, Ensign, p. 71. May 1980.)

If we don’t translate the Book of Mormon into actual everyday living we have failed, gone astray.

Alma 5:37 O ye workers of iniquity; ye that are puffed up in the vain things of the world, ye that have professed to have known the ways of righteousness nevertheless have gone astray, as sheep having no shepherd, notwithstanding a shepherd hath called after you and is still calling after you, but ye will not hearken unto his voice!

Helaman 6:38 And it came to pass on the other hand, that the Nephites did build them up and support them, beginning at the more wicked part of them, until they had overspread all the land of the Nephites, and had seduced the more part of the righteous until they had come down to believe in their works and partake of their spoils, and to join with them in their secret murders and combinations.

If you are one of the Latter-Day Saints intent on keeping your Covenents, then join with me in the commandment to  “waste and wear out our lives in bringing to light all the hidden things of darkness, wherein we know them; and they are truly manifest from heaven—” D&C 123:13

Someone might call you a secret combination for trying, but you can always refer back to the Word of the Lord.

Email wearehelmuthhubener@gmail.com to get started,

~Yours in Christ, Amy Brown

 

 

 

The Eugenics of Vaccines, A False God to Decieve the Nations…

The Eugenics of Vaccines, A False God to Decieve the Nations…

AutismBy Nathan and Amy Brown

The new movie Vaxxed is not anti-vaccine, but we went to go see it anyway.

Rev 18:23 “for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.” Interesting to note, the word sorcery in Greek is Pharmakeia , also known in America as Pharmacy.

Those LDS who want to keep their covenants must remember their Covenant to use what the Lord has already ordained for the use of man “in consequence of conspiring men”.

D&C 42:43 And whosoever among you are sick, and have not faith to be healed, but believe, shall be nourished with all tenderness, with herbs and mild food, and that not by the hand of an enemy.

D&C 89:Behold, verily, thus saith the Lord unto you: In consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, I have warned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation—

21 And I, the Lord, give unto them a promise, that the destroying angel shall pass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay them. Amen.

The Lord has commanded us to ‘mulitiply and replenish the earth’ and has never rescinded this. Here we have one globalist with the opposite in mind, accomplished he says, through vaccines:

 

Dr. Wakefield hadn’t even touched on Bill Gates co-conspiratorial plans to depopulate the earth through the vaccination program when he was interviewed by DefendingUtah.org (click here to listen)  but what he did say on behalf of the THOUSANDS of families that have experienced vaccine damage is crucial to every LDS if they want to keep their covenants. Vaxxed movie goers now have a deeper understanding of the lengths the Medical-Industrial Complex will go to protect its own programs at the expense of the people it pretends to serve. The top Scientist William Thompson wishes to go forth with what he knows about CDC fraud but red tape would ironically make that a treasonous act to tell YOU the public the truth about how they at the CDC created medical fraud. Please follow the WeAreHelmuthHubener.wordpress.com Liberty Activist Club to take action and demand congress supenia this brave whistleblower to testify in front of congress. You can compare your Covenants to the Pharmaceutical Industry when you are faced with choices. At very, very least, please oppose legistlation that would force this upon others. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFcIwqoHaWo

 

Real Men Are Like Moroni; Fathers of the Proclamation

Real Men Are Like Moroni; Fathers of the Proclamation

Sometimes I ask myself, “Where did all the men go?”

But today I admire all the men who stand strong for the Constitution (original intent) and sacrifice to protect us women and children against Secret Combinations.

‘The Proclamation’ describes the duty of a Father: to preside, provide and protect. I have wondered what are they protecting their families from? Dog bites? Boyfriends? Home invasion? All good but what about this?

“We… warn our people in America of the constantly increasing threat against our inspired Constitution…. The proponents thereof are seeking to undermine our own form of government and to set up instead one of the forms of dictatorships [which] is now flourishing in other lands. These revolutionists are using a technique that is as old as the human race, a fervid but false solicitude for the unfortunate over whom they thus gain mastery, and then enslave them.”( Source: Grant and McKay 273, 343 )

 “Therefore, as against the tyranny and despotism of Totalitarianism and Dictatorships, let us willingly and heroically, defend the Constitution of this land that guarantees to every citizen of the republic, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness and favors the divine pronouncement that the souls of men are precious in the sight of God.” ( Source: “Address to Marines Enlisted in Newest “Mormon Battalion”” 4 )

“Concerning the United States, the Lord revealed to his prophets that its greatest threat would be a vast, worldwide “secret combination” which would not only threaten the United States but also seek to “overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries” (Ether 8:25).”Ezra Taft Benson, Conference Report, October 1961, pp. 69-75

That’s a heavy burden to bear so today we bow our head and give Thanks to God and SHOUT OUT TO THE WORLD our admiration for MEN WITH ENOUGH COURAGE to do so. They truly are HEROS! AND OH HOW WE LOVE THEM FOR IT!
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If all men were and ever would be

MEN WHO FEAR GOD MORE THAN MAN:

 “How can men of conscience ignore the teaching of the Master in their daily affairs, in business, or in government? We stand by and wink at many things because we fear to do anything about them. We may be against crime or communism, but what do we do about it? We may be against corruption in government or against juvenile delinquency, but what do we do about it?
We may have a belief in gospel of Jesus Christ, but what are we doing about it?
we need to push fear into the background and come forward with a definite, positive declaration, and assume
responsibility. ” General Conference, oct 1960 Howard W Hunter
In  Decisions for Successful Living 209 Spencer W. Kimball recalled the words of Eliza R. Snow: “I heard the Prophet Joseph Smith say ‘that the time would come when this nation would so far depart from its original purity, its glory, and its love of freedom and the protection of civil and religious rights, that the Constitution of our country would hang, as it were, by a thread.’ He also said that this people, the sons of Zion, would rise up and save the Constitution and bear it off triumphantly.” (Eliza R. Snow, 1870, Women of Mormondom by Tullidge.)
Departed from it’s original purity it has, so today I give my DEEPEST REGARDS TO THE FATHERS WHO PROTECT BY RISING UP TO SAVE THE CONSTITUTION AND BEAR IT OFF. Revolutionary, indeed.
“Bretheren of the Priesthood, if we will be united and let our light shine, and not hide our light under a bushel but exercise it righteously, and let our Priesthood callings be an eternal REVOLUTION against the norms of society or against any proposals that fall below the standards as set forth in the gospel of Jesus Christ or as laid down by the Constitution of the United States written by inspired men, then we will be a force in world that will be “the marvelous work and wonder” which the Lord said the kingdom of God was to be.”Source (keep your lamp lighted 105).Moroni
For those of you wanting to be deserving of such respect from the women and children in your life I recommend joining and serving in DefendingUtah.org, or JBS.org.
Stand up. Be Counted. Be Men .Protect us. We need you. Please.
Happy Father’s Day, Amy K. Brown