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
by Elder Dale G. Renlund
It’s all about family. In the end, it’s all about family, what else matters? Continue reading
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
I went for a walk
down the long and dusty road
thinking and pondering
about my life’s unique load. Continue reading
Our focus matters. Continue reading
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
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
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.
and bled for his country.
the desire all should be free. Continue reading
This was a quote from the April 2018 General Conference that I liked. Elder Godoy quoted Howard W. Hunter. You can read the entire conference address here.
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