Hasten His Coming

I had an interesting discussion with my wife this morning. The conversation was spurred on by news about the challenges of our day. Many have heard about the disparaging obituary for President Thomas S. Monson written by the New York Times. I have not read it. I never...

On Being Mad at God

There's something I've been thinking about a lot lately, and while it's not doctrine (so don't quote me on this!), I've come to a conclusion: it's okay to be angry at God. Well, kind of.   Here's the thing: God doesn't NEED you to be His friend. He doesn't need...

From Busyness to Productive Impact

We bought a Roomba to confront the daily household dog hair and dust invasion. We weren't willing to get rid of the dog and I want the windows open. So an automatic, robotic vacuum cleaner provided a great solution.   Roomba sometimes seems like a toddler. When...

Seek Not to Counsel the Lord

Have you ever been faced with a personal problem in which you felt you knew exactly how the problem should be solved, but also knew it was beyond your ability to solve it? Have you ever been tempted to go to the Lord and say, “Okay, God, here’s the problem and here’s...

Happiness is More Than an Adventure

Imagine you have a beautiful little girl. Her hair is silken, her eyes sparkle, her voice is a song to your ears. She is such a precious child and you want nothing but the best for her. She deserves every happiness she can obtain in life.   Your dear child...

What I Learned from President Nelson’s Devotional

Featured image via LDS.org: "President Russell M. Nelson speaks to a record crowd of [68,000] people gathered for a devotional at the State Farm Stadium in Phoenix on Sunday, February 10, 2019. Photo by Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News."   On February 10th, 2019,...

My Journal

I work for a company that really appreciates what I do. How do I know that? They pay me for my services, make the workplace fun, provide great insurance and benefits—and interestingly, they encourage me to copy.   Generally, forgery is frowned upon. You wouldn’t...

Love Me, Even When We Disagree

If you are a regular reader, you know that I was not active in the Church for 20 years. I’ve written before about that time in my life, and the assumptions made by others. I’ve often said that we need to get a lot better about understanding those who choose not to...

Could the Word Of Wisdom Be the Cure to Global Warming?

I was reading an article in the BBC this morning and something jumped out at me. They were asking if you could influence global warming by what you bought at the grocery store, or more specifically, how you chose to eat. Then they started to totally support the Word...

Seeking the Redemption of Zion

When the Latter-day Saints experienced intense persecution and violence in Missouri, the Lord called the Saints in Kirtland, Ohio, to join Zion’s Camp to redeem Zion. Those hearing the call to join recognized the imminent danger. Heber C. Kimball wrote:   “We...

The Value of Our Spiritual Experiences

In 1988 I was serving as a counselor in a stake presidency in Northern California. Elder J. Thomas Fyans of the Seventy was assigned as our visiting general authority. None of us in the presidency had ever met Elder Fyans before. As is usual for visiting general...

The Ugly Side of Beauty

The focus on outward beauty instead of inward beauty sent a young woman into the spiraling chaos of eating disorders and exercise anorexia. The powerful story of how friends and professionals came together to save her.

Living Life in Crescendo

I imagine that many of you reading this are active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Others are not. Whether you are one of the 16 million members today or not yet acquainted with our church, we all have the same question: how can I find...

The Wound is the Place Where the Light Enters You

During our family scripture study growing up, my dad had a habit of interjecting his own personal thoughts, explanations, and anecdotes every... maybe 0.7 verses.   Okay, that's probably a bit of an exaggeration, but you get the point. In my and my siblings' kid...

Vitamins Can Reduce Autism Symptoms

First off, don't be discouraged by the title of this post! When my son was younger, the pediatrician assured us that ketchup could be considered a vegetable because he ate so few things. So I can just see a young mom reading this and asking herself how the heck she...

Firstborn and Birthright

As our family sat reading about biblical inheritances, I smugly responded, "Yay, the firstborn gets double." The second oldest (and firstborn son) even more smugly responded, "The oldest son gets double."   Except for very, very few instances, I knew he was...

How Primary Has Changed Since the New Year

As a new member of my ward’s Primary presidency, I was excited and a little nervous to start the new year with the adjusted Sunday meeting time. For as long as I could remember from past Primary callings, sharing time and singing time were a staple. Now we were going...

Resurrection: A New Spin on the Human Story

In a different life, I would have been an archaeologist. I love learning about ancient places and filling out the human story through the archaeological record. I am always deeply fascinated by how, over time, humans have tried to put their own spin on life and death....

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