The hymn Christ and His Apostles sang at the Last Supper may surprise you.

Christ and His apostles are present at the Last Supper where He institutes the sacrament and tells them it is in representation of His infinite sacrifice that He will soon perform. It is the first day of Passover and both Matthew and Mark recount what happens next: "And when they had sung an hymn, they … Continue reading The hymn Christ and His Apostles sang at the Last Supper may surprise you.

The miracle at Rocky Ridge: How Andrew Young Smith saved my 4th Great Grandfather

During the winter months of 1856, my 4th Great Grandfather Joseph Mckay found himself near death traveling in the Willie handcart company while crossing Rocky Ridge, and he collapsed on the frozen ground waiting to die. He had trekked thousands of miles from Europe, eagerly awaiting for the arrival to the Salt Lake Valley. He, … Continue reading The miracle at Rocky Ridge: How Andrew Young Smith saved my 4th Great Grandfather

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

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

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

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