Changes in life

As I was flying from Atlanta to Salt Lake Sunday evening, I was reading some of my journal entries. I often take time during flights to write in my journal. I had just finished writing and came across this sweet experience in my journal from 3 years ago. 9/7/14 Julienne had locked her keys inContinue reading “Changes in life”

Grandmother’s influence

  January 1, 1918 is a special day for me. That is the day my grandmother was born. She told me that her mother had said that they could still hear fireworks going off and people celebrating the coming of the New Year when she was born. She played a very important role in myContinue reading “Grandmother’s influence”

Love One Another

As I have been pondering a bit today driving from Pennsylvania to New Jersey from one meeting to another, I have been thinking about a friend who has been questioning his faith in the gospel, particularly his faith in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or the Mormon faith.  We are very goodContinue reading “Love One Another”

Gaining a testimony

I think this is the perfect explanation of how we gain a testimony or gain a spiritual understanding. It doesn’t operate like traditional learning. Brigham Young said about his conversion, “If all the talent, tact, wisdom, and refinement of the world had been sent to me with the Book of Mormon, and had declared, inContinue reading “Gaining a testimony”

America the Beautiful

Thursday evening I was asked to go to a regional Boy Scout meeting. Because of my calling in the bishopric, I am involved in some of the scouting in our ward. Actually, the counselor who was supposed to go had a work conflict, so I went in his place. I didn’t have a bad attitude,Continue reading “America the Beautiful”

I believe in miracles

Xavier had a good appointment with his ophthalmologist this week and it was good news; No need to wear glasses for now! We go back in 5 months for a follow up. He may still need glasses later. Everything else is going really well. He’s under weight but eating pretty well. He starts preschool onContinue reading “I believe in miracles”

The beginning blog post

I had lunch with my good friend, Shawn Rapier, today who has started a successful LDS themed podcast called Latter-day Lives.  I was telling him how I often have faith-promoting Facebook posts, but they quickly disappear after a couple days, and nobody will ever see them again, whereas his podcast recorded last week, might beContinue reading “The beginning blog post”