The Great Facebook Experiment

You have probably noticed those annoying “see how many people” posts on Facebook. The posts are threats and if you don’t respond the person posting the threat will eliminate you from his or her friend list. The idea is if you don’t read and respond that person will unfriend you to clean up his or her friend list because it’s a nuisance to have too many friends I guess. I usually read and don’t respond because I want to see if the person is stating a sincere threat or just getting attention. So far, to the best of my knowledge, I have not lost one friend by not responding. Continue reading

The Essence of Likeability

She annoyed me. Something about her just annoyed me and I’m not sure what or why. But she knew how to bring out the pettiness in me and I have no explanation about it. Let’s call her Allison and no, that is not her real name. We’ll call her Allison and I haven’t seen or spoken to her for 13 years.   I met her when I worked in a mail room in a Salt Lake office. We started about the same time. She was young, newly married, and oh, so annoying. For 13 years though I’ve wondered why. What made her so annoying to me? More important, what is the essence of likeability and is it something that we are just born with or can we learn skills to help us become fairly likeable. At least, make it so people don’t want to smack us around whenever we venture to speak. Continue reading

The Power of Godliness

Kent F. Richards

For over three years now, I’ve made it a point to attend the temple once a month.  The nearest one is 100 miles away so to do so usually takes most of a Saturday a month.  Now, I love my Saturdays.  They are precious to me.  But attending the temple has become part of my routine. Continue reading

Opposition in All Things

by Dallin H. Oaks

I’m not sure how they do it. And I don’t mean any disrespect, I sincerely don’t know how they do it.  How do people survive and thrive under challenges if they don’t understand the law of opposition?  I understand it and yet, sometimes, my trials still break me.

Continue reading