This year…

This year, be active.  Check off those to-dos.  Don’t wait any longer to cross off your bucket list items.  Do. It. This. Year. Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: Found through the Power of the Book of Mormon

A simple exercise when it comes to the Book of Mormon is to sit down and ask yourself “Why do I read the Book of Mormon?” The answer should be a testimony born of experience in reading and applying its teachings. A witness can’t be shared if there is no familiarity. In fact, the word testimony or witness relies on having a personal viewpoint of something. Continue reading

Debunking the too busy myth

Recently, I looked up quotes about being “too busy” on the internet.  That flimsy excuse is a pet peeve of mine and makes me roll my eyes when I hear it.  Of course, there are many thoughts on the subject but one that caught my attention was “Nobody is too busy, it’s just a matter of priorities.”  I wish I could share the attribution but that seems to be in debate.  It’s one of those nuggets of wisdom that has been ripped off and re-quoted in many a meme until the original quote has been lost in the shuffle. It is not my quote but I do share the sentiment.  With the New Year’s start only days away it’s a good time to remember we make time for the things we want to make time for. Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: Watchful unto Prayer Continually

It’s helpful to know the opponent’s game plan and strategy. A visual example of this could be a simple game set up in which the objective to capture an opponent’s piece. After a moment of play, explain the strategy you are going to use to try and capture the piece. With that knowledge in mind, play a little longer. The other person should be fairly effective at blocking you if they know your game plan. Continue reading

The holiday known as Christmas

What is the deal with Christmas?  When did it become the powerhouse of holidays?  How did Santa Claus come into the picture?  Who was responsible for deciding December 25th was the day when no one really knew the date of the Savior’s birth? Where did Christmas originate? I asked myself these very questions this winter and decided to seek out some answers.  In short, why do we celebrate Christmas the way we do? Continue reading