Crepes on Fast Sunday

The first Sunday of each month is usually a “Fast Sunday”. As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we fast for two meals, meaning we do not eat or drink for those two meals. It might be breakfast and lunch on that Sunday for example. We take the money that we... Continue Reading →

BBQ blowing up in my face

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

Pride, ladders, and wheelchairs

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 →

Punch out arcade game

The year is 1985. It is summer time. There is a small arcade at the Dan's grocery store about a mile from home. Each day during the summer, my friends and I would walk to the store for an ice cream and to play some video games. Sometimes I only had a quarter. Sometimes I had 4 quarters. But one thing was for sure, I was going to play "Punch Out."

I’m not getting baptized

Sometimes you recognize when you are witnessing a miracle. I knew that I was seeing a miracle first-hand. There was a very special feeling as all of this was happening. This was a miraculous time in Pau. The Spirit of God was so strong and the hand of the Lord was so obvious in the missionary work.

Lost in Sugar City, Idaho

Shortly after my wife and I got married, her grandmother passed away. Since my wife and her family were from Port Angeles, Washington, and we lived in Provo, Utah, I did not know her family very well. I had only met most of them once or twice and had not really met many of the extended... Continue Reading →

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