Humility

Humility

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less. —C. S. Lewis Some people seem to think that being humble means to let others walk all over you. That is simply not true. Being humble is to be teachable. People who let others walk all over...

What Is Organization?

What Is Organization?

“Your child is lacking organizational skills,” the professional observer announced after describing the mess my child wallowed in at school, not unlike at home.  I regularly discover a pile in front of the dryer where someone was looking for something and unloaded the...

The Best Family Ever

The Best Family Ever

A pad of post it notes costs somewhere around a buck, or perhaps the price of a single note is somewhere around a penny. Roughly. But consider the value it can afford. Bear with me while I share the following true story: My fiftieth birthday started just like every...

Gospel Culture vs. Global Culture

Gospel Culture vs. Global Culture

There are two stories that I have heard recently that have stuck with me, leaving a powerful impact. The first was shared in the Latter-day Saint General Conference held in April of 2015. In his talk Is It Still Wonderful to You?  Bishop Gerald Causse shared a story...

A Prophecy Is a Promise

A Prophecy Is a Promise

I was watching a TV show about some messengers of God who were chosen to stop the apocalypse. It is completely unfounded in doctrine, but it got me thinking about the nature of prophecy.   In the show, if the chosen messengers of God are able to stop the horsemen...

The Cokeville Miracle– Behind The Scenes

The Cokeville Miracle– Behind The Scenes

I recently got to discuss The Cokeville Miracle with Nancy Wudel, who plays one of the elementary teachers in the movie.  She gave me a lot of insight into things behind the scenes. LDS Blogs: This movie is based on a true event.  Do you remember that day? If so, what...

The Constitution As Our Guide

The Constitution As Our Guide

Today is the 4th of July or better known in the USA as Independence Day. It is a great day to take a minute to ponder all that we have been blessed with in this great county. Many times I think of the Constitution as the document created on the 4th of July, but it...

Title Of Liberty

Title Of Liberty

And it came to pass that he rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it—In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children—and he fastened it upon the end of a pole (Alma 46:12). This emotion-stirring quote...

I’m Free!

I’m Free!

“No rules for me!  I’m Free,” sings the snow queen, Elsa, in Disney’s movie, Frozen.   She darts out of the castle where she had to control her gifts to protect others and breaks out to enjoy her special talents all alone.  Is that free? My child’s specialist...

Saved For Eternity

Saved For Eternity

I have been working on a family project of sorts capturing events and personal histories meaningful to our family. These stories and pictures bring back such memories. You know that I always felt my dad was an incredibly wise man. I think many of us saw that in my...

Summer Is Crazy

Summer Is Crazy

My boys are visiting me for the summer.  I’m super excited, happy, and crazy busy!  I don’t get as much sleep; I sometimes skip meals; and sometimes I feel like I’m run ragged.  However, I wouldn’t change any of it.  Isn’t that part of being a parent? I have done menu...

Jasen Wade, Star Of The Cokeville Miracle Speaks

Jasen Wade, Star Of The Cokeville Miracle Speaks

I recently got to chat with Jasen Wade, who plays the handsome county marshal in The Cokeville Miracle by TC Christensen.  It was a fun conversation.  He's a charming and humble man.  I was impressed with what he had to say. LDSBlogs: Was it fun playing the Marshal?...

The Cokeville Miracle

The Cokeville Miracle

I recently went to see the movie The Cokeville Miracle, directed by TC Christensen.  I was in the mood for an uplifting movie, but I had no idea what the story line looked like.   For those who don't know, this movie is about actual events that happened on May 16,...

Take Control Over Your Happiness

Take Control Over Your Happiness

Recently I read Women at Church by Neylan McBaine. For me, one aspect of the book left me extremely concerned and made it very difficult for me to find the book safe to recommend. She asked what we are going to do if there are unhappy women in our wards—and hoped we...

The Advantages Of Being Used

The Advantages Of Being Used

When we think of being used, it is rarely a good experience. Normally, being used means someone is manipulating us to get something for themselves, an advantage or perk, like we are some kind of tool to be used at their good pleasure then tossed aside until needed...

Water Parks And God’s Plan

Water Parks And God’s Plan

  We used to get season passes to Great Adventure, a theme park in New Jersey, and make it our summer getaway. Between the roller coasters and the water rides, there was an endless array of excitement. On the really hot days, the Congo Rapids, a water raft ride,...

The Lost Attribute Of Virtue

The Lost Attribute Of Virtue

Over the course of the last week, several of my discussions with others were centered on virtue. It seems strange now that I think about it but most people don’t talk about this attribute. I found the meaning of virtue to be a comfort in difficult situations. Virtue...

It’s Not About Me (Sometimes)

It’s Not About Me (Sometimes)

I hate to move. I hate change. When change is coming or we have to move, which we do often, I have developed the habit of praying and asking God to show me why I had to make the move. What would I get from it? Once, the Holy Ghost told me I had ancestors in the place...

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