Pioneer Day is celebrated in Utah on July 24th every year commemorating the arrival of the Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. This year I am 47 years old and I have been joking that these are my days of 47. In the traditional sense I do have a rich pioneer heritage,... Continue Reading →
I've been thinking a lot about how to write this post. Twice in the past three years, one of my closest friends has unexpectedly lost their older brother, with whom they were very close both in age and as friends. My friend Shawn lost his brother, Todd, July 3rd, 2015 and my friend Gary lost... Continue Reading →
Last week in Elders Quorum class, (a Sunday church class for the men in the ward/congregation), the teacher asked the question "What would you do if you only had one day left to live?" It was based on a General Conference talk by Elder Godoy, titled "One More Day." We all gave different answers. Someone... Continue Reading →
It's official. We are residents of the Pacific Northwest! We now call Port Angeles, Washington home. It's been a whirlwind. Pretty much ever since we decided to move to Port Angeles to be closer to my wife's parents, every free minute has been fixing things at home, taking things to the Deseret Industries (similar to... Continue Reading →
I grew up in the 80's and Marty McFly was a household name. He was the main character played by Michael J. Fox in the hit movie Back to the Future. There is a scene where a picture of him of him and his siblings start fading because it looks like history has been changed, and his parents might not get together.
A couple years ago, I was trying to light our propane BBQ and kept clicking on the ignite button. It wasn't working, so I turned off the gas and went to find a lighter. I came back with one of those long lighters, turned back on the gas, and started clicking the lighter. BOOM! It ignited and apparently there were gas fumes all over
I'm 47 years old. I haven't always been active in the Church. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) I stopped going to church when I was about 16 and didn't start going back until I was 19. During that time of being inactive in the Church, I never doubted the teachings. I never... Continue Reading →
My oldest daughter was coming home from serving 18 months as missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Omaha, Nebraska mission a couple weeks ago. We had been counting this day down for a very long time. As an LDS missionary, you only get to write/email home once a week... Continue Reading →