Jason Bringhurst – Podcaster, Blogger, Father, Latter-day Saint


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Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Sunshine podcast where we share faith, have some fun, and strive to add a little sunshine to your day! I am your host, Jason Bringhurst. Welcome to the show, everybody!  I am recording from the lovely town of Port Angeles, Washington. Are you starting to get the fall vibes? We drove out to Ruby Beach on the coast on Labor Day and we are starting to see some of the leaves turning red and yellow. It was a stunning drive out there. It takes about an hour and a half to get to this particular beach on the coast. We are very close to the water of the strait of juan de fuca, but locals don’t consider that the ocean.  For a land-locked Utah guy, it looks pretty ocean-y to me. But I digress. Ruby Beach is on the coast, so it’s the real deal of ocean scenery. Well, in today’s episode I talk about compassion. It’s something that’s been on my mind, so let’s get to it! What do you think of when you think of compassion?  I’ll tell you what I don’t think of. Twitter.  I had been on Twitter for a long time, and it quite often got me down.  It wasn’t uncommon to see members of the church or former members of the Church argue about whatever the hot LDS-related topic was of the day. I uninstalled all social media to get away from it all for a week. I recognize some of the good that comes from it. Most of my family is back in Utah. It’s one way that I stay connected to them. I use it for our ward. I use it occasionally for my business and for this podcast. My dog Minnie even has an Instagram account. I made that more to have fun with my kids who gush over every picture we’ve ever taken of our little hairy friend. I’ll stop myself because I can hear Xavier in my mind correcting me and saying that she is not our friend but she is their sister. That’s the way they see our dog. I get disappointed looks if I ever refer to her as “the dog.”  Me: The dog needs water.  Xavier: She has a name! It’s Minnie! So after a week of being off of Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, I just never reinstalled Twitter.  You might say that I don’t like how people tweet other people. But I wouldn’t say something like that. Because that isn’t a very good pun. That doesn’t meet my high standards of puns, and they are very high standards, I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you a thing or three! So back to this idea of compassion. I think it’s something that dare I say, is a little hard to find sometimes. More and more, I have really tried to tread lightly on social media. I try to avoid the unpleasant arguments and the unkindness that I see all too often. Every now and then, I feel like I need to chime in to set the record straight about a false accusation about the Church that I see by a friend on FaceBook. It is complicated when you have friends who have become bitter towards the Church.  I don’t want to unfriend them.  If they do nothing but bash the Church, I’ll probably mute them for awhile. It just gets tiresome. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rocky-mountain-sunshine/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rocky-mountain-sunshine/support
  1. Compassion and Kindness – We need more! – Ep. 47
  2. 1965 Ford Mustang & Good Friends – Ep. 46
  3. Times and Seasons – Ep. 45
  4. Lessons Learned from my Heroes – Ep. 44
  5. The Silent Treatment – Ep. 43

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