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

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

“But if Not”- When life doesn’t go as planned

In the book of Daniel, the king Nebuchadnezzar made a decree to all under his rule, to worship the graven image that he himself constructed, and anyone who refused would be burned alive. There were certain Jewish men in that city who were over the affairs of the province of Babylon, namely Shadrach, Meshach, and … Continue reading “But if Not”- When life doesn’t go as planned