Temples visited 2019

I started doing these year-end recaps of my monthly temple visits. I’m really not sure what to do with them other than share them here. Continue reading

Every day begins a new year

January is a time for resolutions.  We resolve to be a better person or develop better habits.  Most resolutions don’t make it past the first month.  For some, they don’t make it past the first week.  By February we settle back into our old habits and ways and don’t dust off the resolution until next January.  That’s just silly.  Every day begins a new year, January 13 to January 13 is still a year.  In short, there is no better time to improve than today.  Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: Consistent and Resilient Trust

There is the simple but effective trust exercise that involves having one person fall back into the arms of another. It is difficult to do in church though especially when volunteers are in church dress. But another simple exercise of trust might be to ask a a willing volunteer (someone who does not embarrass easily) to stand in front with her eyes closed. Have her hold a bowl and let her know her bowl will be filled. But don’t tell her when and let her stand there while you share a story. Let it take awhile so that she might be tempted to open her eyes to see if you have forgotten about her. Continue reading

Chasing Symptoms

A few of my family members decided to upgrade dad’s Kindle to an iPad. Christmas morning he opened his gift and received his new toy. My nephew started it for him and then left before he could troubleshoot some problems. Enter me. After promising dad his iPad would be simple to use since he already used an iPhone I had to figure out why it was, in fact, not as simple to use as we promised. Most of his apps transferred from his phone with no problem except his contacts. His contact list on his iPad was blank. Since the actual tech experts were nowhere near, I had to step up the plate and figure out the problem. What happened to his contact list?

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General Conference thoughts: Adjustments to Strengthen Youth and Beloved Daughters

It’s interesting, isn’t it? Whenever there is a change in format to be announced in conference, President Nelson first stands and endorses the change that is about to come. He lets us know that the First Presidency is in favor of the change. It’s an important element in all this flurry to know that the Prophet of God is in fact magnifying his calling. But that’s a side note. Continue reading