Because My Opinion Can’t Fit in a Meme

So, it has been a long, more than 5 year, hiatus since I posted here regularly.  I have a hundred different things that have been keeping me from posting often, and none of them are very good (except maybe being a father and serving in my community and church).  But I have decided to make blogging more of a priority again. There are several reasons why I am posting again, mostly I am doing this to try and use my time more effectively.  I have enjoyed many fruitless activities in my life, but I feel that they have been too

You Have Led Me through the Door

A talk I gave in our Sacrament Meeting on May 20, 2012. On a cold February Morning in 1910, Vincenzo di Francesca found a copy of a book that appeared to be scripture, but contained names of people he had never heard before.  However, the name of the book was burned from the cover, and the title page had been torn out of the book.  Still his curiosity led him to clean the book and to study its contents for the entirety of that day. At the end of the day, and after having read the book three times, Vincenzo

Establish a House

A talk I gave in our Sacrament Meeting on March 18, 2012. In His infinite wisdom, our Father in Heaven sent each of us here to earth to live in families. The idea of a family was no mistake. It wasn’t just some random set of coincidences that led man into families. Since the beginning of man, Adam and Eve lived in a family. Their children were married and had families of their own. The House of Israel is a family. Lehi left Jerusalem and sailed to the Promised Land with his family. Even Jesus Christ was born into a

Lonsberry is Back

I really am excited about the latest news. Okay, it isn’t really the latest. Lonsberry has been hinting at it for weeks, and he finally wrote about it on his own website today. So, in this crazy Internet world, I am a little slow in commenting on this. But I must share my enthusiasm. I was one of the many people who wrote the various radio station in Utah asking them to put Bob back on the air. I received no response of any of the stations that I wrote, but I wasn’t really expecting any. However, I did get

Noah, Nephi, and Today

I really wasn’t sure what to write about today.  I have had a few ideas but couldn’t decide.  Then as I read from the Book of Mormon during our family devotional time this evening, I knew what I had to write about.  But before I offer my insights from the Book of Mormon, please take a moment to watch this video. For some more information and insights into the video, check out Kathryn Skagg’s blog. After watching that video, I was impressed by what our family read during our devotional.  We read Helaman 7.  The verses the particularly struck me

Join a Group of Hundreds in a Fast for Our Nation

I wrote about this earlier, and many of you joined in. I am inspired out fast this movement is picking, and I wanted to remind all of my readers, that it isn’t too late to join in. The Nationwide Fast is effort to encourage every citizen of this great country to fast on November 2nd. We are fast as a petition to God to get our nation on track with his will. If you haven’t taken the time to commit yourself to this nationwide effort, please do so now. You can show your commitment in several ways, but the best