Battling Pornography

This topic should have been addressed ages ago in this column from the perspective of a man.   It’s a battle out there. There is no question about that. The war we need to mount to extinguish the pornography addiction cannot be overemphasized. Addressing the issue in...

Be Distinct, Articulate, and Righteous

I’ve always loved people who say what they mean and mean what they say. Beating around the bush doesn’t cut it with me. Cookie cutter people don’t exist, as we are all different, yet some people spend their whole lives trying to be part of the crowd—to fit into the...

Inviting the Missionaries into Your Home

Full-time missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints often come to the homes of people who express interest in hearing their message and discussing their religious beliefs. They love to teach about Christ and His mission as the Savior of the...

Missionary Thanksgiving Checklist

This Thanksgiving, I am so very thankful to be a missionary mama.   Many of my son’s friends are in their second year of college and I’ve seen fun posts about fraternity inductions. I am thrilled my son has been inducted into the fraternity of missionary work. Our...

A Season of Gratitude

Every year we are lucky to celebrate Thanksgiving. All over the world in some form or another, we celebrate a day of thanks. In China, it’s called the August Moon Festival. In Vietnam, it’s Tet Trung Thu, the Jews call it Succoth, Africa has Kwanzaa, in India it’s...

Humility is Power

“You know, we have a saying on earth. We say: "I'm only human." We say it because we're vulnerable, we say it because we know we're afraid, but it doesn't mean we're weak,” said by Hal Jordan in the movie Green Lantern (2011).   With those three simple, humble words...

The Preparing of a Prophet

Today I had the opportunity to speak on the topic of Joseph Smith, Jr. As I pondered what specifically to address, the preparing of a prophet is what came to mind.   In the Book of Mormon, we find the words of the prophet, Nephi:   And it came to pass that I, unto the...

Bad Things Happen to Good People

Tragedy and even evil seem to be all around us these days. If natural disasters weren’t enough, mass killings are becoming more frequent. I’ve seen a very disturbing trend. Some people are blaming God. Others are publicly persecuting those who pray during or after a...

Make a Difference Day

Did you know the fourth Saturday in October is always Make a Difference Day? I'd like to tell you what we did to celebrate Make a Difference Day this year.   Our area had many fires last year. So we decided to help with the replanting projects.   We started out early...

How Nimrod Got the Garment of Adam

The Bible refers to several books of scripture as references to verify some of its stories. One book is the Book of Jasher. The Old Testament refers to it twice.     A New York publisher published Mr. Samuel's translation of the Book of Jasher in 1840.     John Taylor...

Life as a Full-time Mormon Missionary

The first Sunday that I attended with the Bishop and his assistants (Counselors). They were dressed in suits and wore black name tags. Not one other person in the congregation nor leadership was wearing a name tag -- only those two young men.   I asked my friend, "Who...

Quitting Grad School

I occasionally joke that I don’t know much, “I’m just a college drop-out”.  At which point my husband or my parents roll their eyes, and explain to the listener that, “Yes, she quit her Ph.D. program at Stanford University in Aeronautics and Astronautics AFTER getting...

Freedom from Tyranny

Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. -Ronald Reagan   We are fighting a war. Did you know that?  Yes, it is the same...

Nourishment From the Scriptures

We have an old dog. He’s a miniature border collie, and his name is Oreo. The days of chasing squirrels and herding grandchildren are done. His day consists of begging for dog treats, letting me pet him, and sleeping. I’ve noticed that the older Oreo gets, the more...

The Unrecognized Sermon in Songs

I have been meaning to write this story for months. What was the hang-up? I am not exactly sure. Like we are taught in Ecclesiastes “To everything, there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” I suppose articles have their time and place as well....

Joseph Smith, Jr. – The First Vision

Joseph Smith, Jr. was born into a newly formed country, stumbling to its feet after winning its independence against Britain. Religious fervor was sweeping the nation and preachers from all factions of Christianity were calling the people to repentance.   Like his...

Does Your Faith Make You Whole?

Does my faith make me whole?   It seems like the Savior said "thy faith hath made thee whole" so often throughout His ministry.  But He only said that phrase to four people!   One person whose story was told three times (in Matthew, Mark, and Luke) is the woman with...

Social Media Missionary Work

Many missionaries are now sharing the gospel, using social media! Our missionary had only been doing social media missionary work for a few weeks when he asked me if I could give him some pointers.   I have worked within the LDS church’s Public Affairs department...

Your Time, Your Money, Or Your Stuff

A high school friend picked a quote one year and wrote it all our yearbooks.  It was something along the lines of, “Some people spend time to save money, some people spend money to save time, which one are you?”  It seemed obvious at the time.  I didn’t appreciate...

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