“Things overheard at Jesus’ wedding” Top 10 List from the Late Show with David Letterman

Our local newspaper prints the Top Ten from the Late Show with David Letterman in the paper. I don’t often read them, but did the other day. The list from Tuesday, April 22, 2014 was the “Top 10 things overheard at Jesus’ wedding“. Apparently they had been talking about this with an audience member earlier […]

Photos from Palmyra New York historical sites and pageant

As I’ve mentioned this week, back in July we went to see the Hill Cumorah Pageant. Here are some pictures. I took a lot more than this, but have selected a variety. We are hoping to go back in the Fall when things aren’t so busy and we can have the regular tours.

A few laughs…

An usher at one of the wards that I visit had a few (sort of) funny jokes to share with me when I visited a few weeks ago… 🙂 Why are we the only church that sings “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet”? All the rest are non-prophet (profit) organizations. What was the […]

Youth Chosen Topic – Participation in Church

A while back I posted some notes from a discussion we had with the youth about the Word of Wisdom. We had asked them what topics they wanted to discuss, and along with Word of Wisdom, they had general questions about why they need to sing, go to seminary, etc. We combined all of those […]

“Jesus was… a lot less clean cut than this iconic image of him that floats around culture”

The Belief Blog on CNN.com had a posting recently by someone who talked about how “dirty” Jesus was (apparently he’s written a book about this). The main point of the article was that Jesus lived like a person and gave a couple of examples: He was the “earthly” son of a carpenter, and life in […]

My funny kids

On Sunday we had our Ward Conference, so the Stake Presidency, along with many other stake leaders, were there. My oldest son (10-years-old) asked me after Church if I knew the Stake President. I said yes, and he said the next time I am bishop I need to ask him for his autograph. I asked why, […]

“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 […]

A couple of good quotes from Ward Conference

As is often the case, I’m late in posting things, but as they say, better late than never. Our Ward Conference was last Fall (September I think) and I made note of a couple good quotes that I figured I’d share. The primary kids sang “I Know That My Savior Loves Me” and one of […]

“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 […]

Ministering Between Kingdoms

Another thought from the High Priest Group lesson I mentioned the other day. We learn in D&C 76 about the post-mortal life (specifically the three degrees of glory). Heavenly Father lives exclusively in the Celestial Kingdom. Jesus lives there, too, but will visit the Terrestrial Kingdom. The Holy Ghost will be felt in the Telestial […]

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