The surprising reason Christ chose John, not His own brothers, to take care of Mary after His death

We all know the scenario: Christ has endured suffering, pain and anguish in the Garden of Gethsemane, is taken before unrighteous judges to be punished, is spat upon and ruthlessly hung on the cross. Amidst this pain, His thoughts turn to His mother, worrying about her well being- "Now there stood by the cross of … Continue reading The surprising reason Christ chose John, not His own brothers, to take care of Mary after His death

The lesson I learned in sacrament meeting from a crying child

During the sacrament hymn at church today, a young child in our congregation started getting fussy, something not unusual on Sundays. He started quietly, and grew increasingly louder in frustration. By the time the blessing for the water came around, he was still crying with his full, tiny lungs. The parents to their patient credit, … Continue reading The lesson I learned in sacrament meeting from a crying child

I knew something was wrong with my back the minute I heard it pop. I was helping someone move heavy furniture and felt my lower back pop multiple times. The pain shot down my spine, went to my pelvis and down both legs. After a few weeks of trying to ignore the constant pain and … Continue reading “After all we can do” is never going to be enough, and that’s OK

“After all we can do” is never going to be enough, and that’s OK

Hate-The weapon America and the world can’t seem to get rid of

Disgust. That was my first initial reaction after reading about the worst terrorist attack in America since 9/11 where more than 50 men and women died and numerous more injured at a gay bar in Miami. The killer, now dead, was offended by seeing 2 men kiss, so in his mind, arming himself with assault … Continue reading Hate-The weapon America and the world can’t seem to get rid of

Triumph amidst tragedy-What a car wreck on my mission taught me about the Plan of Salvation

It all happened so fast. I was sitting in the middle front seat of a Chevy S10 traveling back from helping a new convert, Michelle and her husband Tony move to a new home, my eyes slowly started to close due to the workload we had just performed. Michelle was driving and my companion on … Continue reading Triumph amidst tragedy-What a car wreck on my mission taught me about the Plan of Salvation