What does it mean to “bear your testimony”?

Someone asked this question yesterday, “What does it mean to bear your testimony?” I’m guessing they are not of my faith. I’ll call him Jim. Here is my reply. That is a good question Jim. As an active, practicing member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I would say that it meansContinue reading “What does it mean to “bear your testimony”?”

Sauveur d’Israël

There is something very poetic about the French language. I think all hymns just sound better in French. After having served a mission in France for 2 years in 1991-1993, I have a special place in my heart for these French hymns. I can’t find them in French on YouTube, so while I don’t haveContinue reading “Sauveur d’Israël”

25 Years is a Long Time!

Today is my 25th wedding anniversary. So happy 25th Anniversary Jen! I made this little video from our original wedding video which was over an hour long. We’ve had an incredible 25 years which has taken us from Provo, Utah, to Springville, Utah, to Almere, The Netherlands, to St. Ives, England, to Springville, Utah, toContinue reading “25 Years is a Long Time!”

I Believe in Christ

We were asked to sing I Believe In Christ to share with our church congregation virtually on Easter Sunday since there is a stay-at-home mandate due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Xavier was not too happy about it, but for the very first take, he did great. I would have re-recorded it once I saw thatContinue reading “I Believe in Christ”

Special day of prayer and fasting

I submitted this to the Peninsula Daily News but I guess they decided not to publish, so I thought I’d share it here. I’m 49 years old. In my lifetime, the closest thing that I can relate to today’s COVID-19 pandemic, is 9-11. The world as we knew it had changed. The loss of lifeContinue reading “Special day of prayer and fasting”

The Perilous Times of COVID-19

It sure seems like we are living in the last days.  A short time ago I had not heard of the coronavirus or COVID-19 as it is now called. We weren’t thinking of global pandemics. We were thinking about what to do for our 25th anniversary. A cruise? A trip whale watching? A getaway toContinue reading “The Perilous Times of COVID-19”

Joseph Smith’s First Vision

This video took way longer than it should have. Back in the October 2014 General Conference, Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, invited everyone to consider recording Joseph Smith’s account of the First Vision in our own words. I tried doing an audio recording of everyone reading it during aContinue reading “Joseph Smith’s First Vision”

What to see in Salt Lake City Utah?

I am currently in Detroit, Michigan making a connecting flight from Harrisburg, PA to Seattle, WA. It was a ridiculously early flight which boarded at 5:10 a.m. I wanted to get home so I would still have some of my Saturday with my family back in Port Angeles, WA, but wowza! What a long dayContinue reading “What to see in Salt Lake City Utah?”

Women, Art, Faith – Sharon Eubank

I watched this presentation by Sharon Eubank and thought that I would share it. I love how she compares our lives, which is our unique masterpiece, to art.  It’s worth the time to watch what she has to say. Sharon Eubank currently serves as the First Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency of TheContinue reading “Women, Art, Faith – Sharon Eubank”

Unknown Ancient America

As archaeology gets more high-tech, we seem to be finding more and more about the ancient inhabitants of America. I’m fascinated to hear about discoveries of the ancient civilizations who lived right here on the American continent. I don’t remember hearing much about great civilizations the built temples and cities. I only heard about theContinue reading “Unknown Ancient America”