Category: Personal

  • What do I do now?

    What do I do now?

    Questions What do I tell my boys now? Where is the example of standing by values and convictions? Can I trust that my boys will be safe from ridicule and persecution as we camp? How do I help them face the growing evil in the world? These questions and many like them have been crowding my […]

  • Keeping our baptismal covenants

    Keeping our baptismal covenants

    Today I taught a lesson to the deacon’s quorum at church. The topic of the lesson was “What covenants did I make at baptism?” I had been really busy this week and sadly didn’t get to preparing my lesson until Sunday morning. I was struggling to figure out what to talk about when I had […]

  • Why do Mormons Revere Joseph Smith So Much?

    Why do Mormons Revere Joseph Smith So Much?

    Last year my wife and I spent a lot of our time with a real estate agent as we shopped for our first home. For a few months we went out with this agent and viewed home after home. Through this process we began to develop a friendship with this man. We learned that he […]

  • Wait on the Lord

    Wait on the Lord

    Patience is an interesting quality. It has been described as “the capacity to endure delay, trouble, opposition, or suffering without becoming angry, frustrated, or anxious.” Most people know that they need to learn to be patient but when it comes down to learning to be patient it is often more difficult than it seems it […]

  • “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go”

    “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go”

    In Concert Choir we are singing a piece with this title. It is a beautiful piece and speaks of some of the deep longings and desires of the soul. The text is by George Matheson and the music for our setting is by Joseph M. Martin.  This song speaks to me on many levels and […]

  • My “Trip” to Scotland?

    My “Trip” to Scotland?

    Several weeks ago I tried to access my Hotmail account and found that the password had changed. I tried several passwords and none of them worked! Microsoft was supposed to have a way to recover the account by answering a question but the answer to my secret question had also been changed. I was a […]