For I Am Not Ashamed

For I Am Not Ashamed

Years ago, as I was preparing to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I was told a story that had a powerful influence upon not only my mission, but also the rest of my life.   A young man whom I knew was called to serve a mission...
Rules Are Given For A Reason

Rules Are Given For A Reason

When I had my final interview with my stake president so that I could send in my mission papers (my application to serve as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), I was given two points of counsel from my Stake President.  ...
Focusing On What God Has Given Me

Focusing On What God Has Given Me

This post was originally published in 2008. Minor changes have been made.   A couple of weeks ago, my younger sister (younger by six and a half years) got married in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple. Since that day, I cannot count the number of times that I have been...
Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure

I must admit that I am an avid reader. So much so that I have on more than one occasion been called a bookworm. When I was a child, (when I first started really reading) one of my favorite book series was Choose Your Own Adventure. In these books, there were many...
The Very Thought of Thee

The Very Thought of Thee

One of my favorite Hymns in the LDS Hymn Book was written by a Frenchman in the middle of the dark ages. Born in the year 1091, Bernard of Clairvaux lived more than a thousand years after the great apostasy, which resulted in the removal of the priesthood from the...
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