Being Anxiously Engaged

Being Anxiously Engaged in Highland, Utah I loved being a missionary in France. One thing that was great about being a missionary was that we were so involved in the branch or ward. We were a part of activities, in teaching, in reactivation, in family home evenings, in blessing the sick and the afflicted, in... Continue Reading →

Cleave unto charity

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 →

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 good... Continue Reading →

Sweetness of the Spirit

Every year as General Conference approaches I get excited. I love General Conference. I love listening to the prophet, the apostles, and other leaders of the Church. My mission president is now an apostle, Elder Neil L. Andersen. He once told us missionaries that when Elder Oaks came to Bordeaux during the creation of the... Continue Reading →

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, in... Continue Reading →

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 →

Sales, Missions and Grit

Jason's thoughts on sales, missions, and grit..... Sales is an interesting thing. I arrived late last night in Boston, MA. I spent a few hours ironing my shirt, getting last minute details prepared, going through my presentation, double checking my samples, and setting 4 alarms on my phone for 6:15 a.m. so I wouldn't accidentally... Continue Reading →

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