Don’t judge

The other day I used my phone to Google something.  My previous search item popped up.  Hmm.  If anyone else would peek at my searches I might get mocked.  I’m sure I had a good reason to search Oompa Loompas, I just can’t remember what that reason was. Continue reading


Seeker or Contenter?

Imagine this:  you have been walking for close to an hour.  Not just walking but hiking in the high mountain desert at the heat of the day in the middle of summer.  You have climbed several feet in elevation.  This was not a planned destination but one decided after you had already begun your walk.  You have one bottle of water with you that is already getting warm.  One vista has already afforded you a view of your town and a chance to rest and ponder.  You follow a different path to begin your descent than the one you followed for the ascent.  Along the path you encounter a fork in the road.  To the left the path goes back down the hill.  To the right there is another hill.  What do you do? Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: Teaching in the Home – a Joyful and Sacred Responsibility

by Devin G. Durrant

I don’t connect with every talk and this is one that I had a difficult time finding personal application with.  Since I don’t have a family of my own to teach this seemed like N/A  counsel.  Don’t get me wrong, it is good counsel for those it applies to but for those of us who can’t practice its message at this time it wasn’t the easiest to focus on. Continue reading

The Movie Rant

Do we really need to be as invested as we are with movie story lines?  I went to see the latest Star Wars entry Solo at the beginning of summer and enjoyed it.  I would have enjoyed it if it was the only movie I had ever seen in the franchise but it wasn’t.  I have watched them all.  Even though I now realize this series will not end on a happy note.  We thought it did 30 years ago with Return of the Jedi but The Force Awakens dashed that hope.  There are no happy endings for our long ago and faraway space travelers.  So, why do we need to keep this story going? Continue reading

The Flag

There are two of these flags within the vicinity of my nightly walks.  Someday I hope to work up the courage to ask the owners to share their stories.  Because surely, the black flag has a story of its own.  Until then, I filled in the blanks with my own conjecture.


He fought

and bled for his country.

Moved by

the desire all should be free. Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: Saving Ordinances Will Bring Us Marvelous Light

by Elder Taniela B. Wakolo

There is always that question of why.  Why am I doing this?  At least for me that question needs to be answered on a fairly regular basis.  A couple of months ago when spring finally started making its way with warm weather I asked that very same question as I headed into church.  Why am I going to church today?  It is so nice out!  Elder Wakolo answers that question.  Here’s the why. Continue reading