The Mormon trek westward from Illinois to the Salt Lake Valley was an enduring accomplishment of American overland trail migration; however, their wintering at the Missouri River near present-day Omaha was a feat of faith and perseverance. Richard E. Bennett presents new facts and ideas that challenge old assumptions - particularly that life on the frontier encouraged American individualism.
Organized by the stages along life's journey, The Moral Compass moves from the first character lessons taught in the home to the countless choices that call the virtues into play. The stories and poems continually serve as reference points on a moral compass, guiding the reader through the ethical and spiritual challenges along the pathway of life: leaving home, entering into marriage, easing the burdens of others, nurturing one's children, and fulfilling the obligations of citizenship and leadership.
In the east Texas town of Lovely lived a quiet, mild-mannered man named Randall Owen, who, while looking for the path to happiness and contentment, instead entered a precarious situation after becoming associated with the dark side of big business, the Lovely Chocolate Mob.
By the very discovery of their existence he has placed in peril the lives of all those around him, including the man he once hated, the girl who deserted him, their family, the woman he loves, and his friends. Since he is the reason for their endangerment, can he keep them safe from harm's way?
A short story about conflict resolution between two boys in a suburban neighborhood set in the 1960s of North Texas; about how both wanted to be the king of the neighborhood among their neighborhood playmates, and how this problem was solved.