I Was a Stranger

I Was a Stranger

The news was like a punch in the gut. For a moment, I could not breathe.   How could everything I cherish—everything I stand for—be marginalized, questioned, demeaned, overlooked, and disregarded? Those old familiar pains one feels in high school returned: “I’m...
Small Stuff?

Small Stuff?

Of course you have heard the comment “Don’t sweat the small stuff” before.   I am trying to apply that exhortation, but it is hard.   COVID-19 has affected millions. At this point, thousands are infected and the pandemic is causing death and suffering...
Don’t Miss This

Don’t Miss This

Certain lessons are only learned one way, and that is through difficulty.   None of us expect greater payoffs before we expend effort. We accept that principle and apply it every day when we go to school, save for a rainy day, work to improve our skills, and...
Really Great Cathedrals

Really Great Cathedrals

Do you remember the old days when we gleaned support and comfort from youth conferences and education week? “Old days?” you ask. We still do that, but now technology makes it is so much easier. Others’ words can become our own when we devote the necessary effort...
In Good Hands

In Good Hands

We don’t know any of their names—not one. Yet their story is one of the most-recognized and well-known experiences shared in the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Even if we knew their identity, there are too many for us to enumerate.   To me...
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