Two years ago, my daughter Maggie and I went on a humanitarian trip of sorts with a charity called A Child's Hope Foundation. We traveled down to the Buena Vida Orphanage, in Baja, Mexico to work on the orphanage that they were building. We quickly grew to love these children, aging from toddlers to teenagers preparing to go to college.
I heard this quote today and I really liked it. "If our charities do not at all pinch or hamper us, I should say they are too small. There ought to be things we should like to do and cannot do because our charitable expenditure excludes them." - C.S. Lewis If you are looking at... 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 →
My friend Ben is a good guy, but this story is truly amazing. I got to know Ben when he worked for Weber State. We were at a trade show in Madison, WI and a group of us from Utah decided to drive down to Nauvoo, IL after the trade show and visit the Church... Continue Reading →
I was driving home last night listening to Dave Ramsey on the radio. I really enjoy listening to him and find that his counsel to callers is usually spot on. He is a big believer in tithing and was counseling a caller to pay 10% of their income to their local church. The person then said they... Continue Reading →
While reading 1 Corinthians chapter 13, I was pondering how this scripture seemed to directly apply to those who have doubts about Joseph Smith, the prophets & apostles, the Church, the Book of Mormon, and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Charity is not just about giving to the poor, it is also defined as: lenient... Continue Reading →