We Can’t Do It Alone

We Can’t Do It Alone

The question is simple. Independence is good, right? We are taught as children that we should be self-sufficient and autonomous. Standing on your own two feet isn’t as easy as it sounds, however—like many things.   We moved to the country when I was a young boy,...
Promises Kept

Promises Kept

Some time ago, there was a significant challenge in my life. It stemmed from a struggle within my family that was beyond my ability to handle. Fortunately, I did not have to face it alone. I sought help from family, the bishop, and the Lord.   Despite our best...
Brave

Brave

Do you ever feel like the world is falling apart?   If you do, you’re not alone. Scripture references about our day seem to indicate that very thing. Prophecies warn about signs and wonders that shall deceive the very elect. Without saying exactly what those...
Generals

Generals

The following article is an excerpt from ‘The Restoration of the Church, Why Now?’ from a devotional given at Ricks College by Hyrum W. Smith. These words were true then, and they are just as true today. These words still thrill me.   On one occasion, President...
University Paper

University Paper

When I went to the university, I expect my ultimate goal was graduation. But what I got was beyond my fondest imagination. This was the realization of my life’s dreams. And yet, the manifestation of my reality was not what I expected or even comprehended. How could...
The Plague of This World

The Plague of This World

Imagine the following dialog. “I just heard the bubonic plague is infecting tens-of-thousands of people all across the northern part of the state. In fact, this morning the outbreak is just 60 miles north of us. What are you going to do? “Well. I have some Christmas...
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