Redeemer of Israel

After going to Kirtland last year, one of my sons was obsessed with his old-style replica hymnbook. He read from it regularly, and sang many of the songs. One day he and his brother filmed the singing of Redeemer of Israel: It’s beautiful to hear your children singing the hymns of the gospel on their […]

Principles From Prophets

I go for a 3-4 km walk every day at lunch. While I’m walking, I like to listen to podcasts, talks, etc. One that I’ve read and listened to is by President Monson. On September 15, 2009 he gave a BYU Devotional address called Principles From Prophets. I remember reading about it when it first […]

Bumper stickers references in General Conference

The other day I saw a bumper sticker which said “Get rich quick – Count your blessings”. It kind of looked like this: It reminded me of an article I had seen on the Deseret News web site after General Conference. You will probably recall that President Uchtdorf told of seeing a bumper sticker that […]

“They walked everywhere they went”

I’m not sure where I first heard about this, but it’s cute. I guess it seemed funny to me since Mormons seem to focus so much on the length of hair of our young men: A young boy had just gotten his driving permit. He asked his father, who was a minister, if they could […]

Count your blessings

We recently had a family home evening lesson about what we were grateful for. Here is a list of things that were mentioned by the 5 members of my family. You can probably guess which ones were from adults and which ones were from kids, but there are definitely some that could be either (I’ll […]

Canada-wide Stake Conference

I was going through some drafts that I had, and this one stuck out. Apparently 2 years ago we had a Canada-wide Stake Conference that was broadcast from Salt Lake City. Well, here we are 2 years later, and we have one this coming Sunday. I figured that I might as well post the notes […]

“The Mormon way of business”

I generally try to keep up with news items in the “big” mainstream media when the Church is mentioned. The May 5, 2012 print edition of The Economist had a pretty decent one-page article about the Church and how we may have an disproportionately large number of successful business people. The article talks off by […]

Parental Hypocrisy

In meetings when I was bishop, and with my wife, I have occasionally made comments about parents doing things that they don’t want their kids to do. I’m obviously not talking about parents driving and not letting their pre-teens drive. That is obviously against the law. I’m talking about parents who may say, look at, […]

Using our time wisely

I don’t have any quotes from a General Authority to share, but I do have a quote to share from my wife (who in my life carries as much or more influence as the GAs). A couple of weeks ago in Sunday School we were talking about King Benjamin and his admonition to serve others. […]

Star Wars Family Tree

Some people aren’t that interested in genealogy/family history or they say they don’t have enough time to do it. Well, as you can see, family history really is for everyone! 🙂 Note: This image has a copyright from Lucasfilm, but I can’t find it on their site to link to. I found this recently on […]

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