“…the shaping sounds of lullabies…”

A couple of weeks ago I filled in again as a teacher in the Book of Mormon Gospel Doctrine Sunday School class. I taught lesson 32 which covered Alma 53-63. This is the part of Alma where we read about the “army of Helaman”, those 2,000+ young men who fought in the war. There was […]

“Not a fan of Jesus?” billboard

(I took the picture with my cell phone and used a digital zoom, so the picture is a little blurry) This billboard is up in my town. In case you can’t read it, it says: Not a fan of Jesus? Neither are we. Join the conversation September 8-9 I haven’t checked out the website, so […]

Sacrament Meeting Talk – Making the right choices at the right moments

I spoke on Sunday for the first time since I was released as bishop. It was a little weird, as I was used to speaking with some authority, and now I’m just another guy. However, when sharing a message about the gospel, I guess you still have the authority of the Holy Ghost. It seemed […]

The fun of scripture reading

Every morning at about 7 am, we sit down as a family and read the scriptures and then pray together. We don’t read a lot (I have a 4, 8, and 10-year-old), but we think it is important to have that habit. We usually finish without any problems. Sometimes it is hard to get the […]

‘Shocking spike’ in TV nudity

The Globe and Mail has a story about some information that the Parents Television Council has released involving the increase in nudity and bleeped words on TV. Nudity has jumped 400% in just a year. Bleeped words have jumped 2,400% in 5 years. I’m sure there are people who will think this is no big […]

Scripture, Song and Six Grandchildren: Romneys Open Church Doors to Press

It’s always kind of funny to read descriptions of our services. This past Sunday Mitt Romney allowed reports to come with him to Church. There is a good description of it in the New York Times.  

Marking my scriptures

Entitled to Revelation had a posting earlier this week about colour-coding your scriptures. That has prompted me to share how I’ve marked my scriptures in the past. I attended Seminary when I was in high school. I had a set of scriptures that I used. They were the less expensive kind, so the quality of […]

The urgency of the work

I don’t have any cool quotes to share with this, but here are a few thoughts… During my time in leadership positions in the Church, I have found that some people seem to take their time. This may seem like an appropriate thing. We need to ponder/study things out in our hearts and minds and […]

Nominal membership in the Church

I taught Chapter 15 from the George Albert Smith manual during our HP Group lesson time yesterday. The lesson was titled “Advancing the Work of the Lord.” As I prepared for the lesson, it reminded me a lot of the way President Hinckley used to speak (we are in good hands; this is the work […]

Slow posting this week

Sorry for the slow posting this week. The time that I would normally spend on the blog has been spent listening to the Terryl Givens podcast from Mormon Stories. I don’t listen to many of the Mormon Stories podcasts, but this one is definitely worth your time. There are 5 sections, so it takes about […]

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