Brothers

Brothers

Excited to play Little League scrimmage, I joined the United Fence baseball team with my elder brother when I turned 8 years old. Playing baseball is great for many young men, but I remember for me this was a highlight of my youth. I wasn’t particularly good, but I...
Graduation Day

Graduation Day

School is hard. Difficult subjects, challenging academia, and examinations or pop quizzes that beset even the best of us. Nobody just breezes through all this, and that is intentional. Getting an education is just plain tough. For me, it really helps having advocates...
Safe Hands

Safe Hands

This time of year, we are preparing for the harvest. I know it sounds strange to discuss the harvest in the spring, but we must think about and plan now in order to have delicious fruits and vegetable in the fall.   Mom’s pickles were the best. She would choose...
Preposterous

Preposterous

Ludicrous. Absurd. Ridiculous. Outlandish, unreasonable, and irrational.   And I’m just getting started.   Maybe you have heard these terms echoed by those who do not share your religious beliefs. If so, you’re not alone. Church history and the Book of...
Strength Beyond My Own

Strength Beyond My Own

Think about the greatest challenge of your life.   At one point, for me, that time was my mission. It consisted of trying my hardest every day with no success, enduring loneliness, learning a foreign language, frequently coming up short, studying every moment...
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