General Conference thoughts: Take the Holy Spirit as Your Guide and His Spirit to Be with You

by Elder Larry Y. Wilson

and President Henry B. Eyring

I believe learning the language of the Spirit is the most crucial skill a person can acquire in this day and age.  It is also something I lack the ability to do.  That is why I appreciate step by step instructions on how to accomplish this task more so than pretty metaphors and imagery that sometimes loses practical implementation. Continue reading


Twitter Followers

I’m not suave about social media.  For me, it’s definitely a love-hate relationship with it all. I declare with loud voice how much I’d like to do away with it all but then I seem to be the first to like a status or post on Facebook.  Ugh.  Somehow I also ended up on Twitter so now I have two accounts that I feel the need to share on.  This is way too much sharing for one boring person.   Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: General Priesthood Session

Due to space and time, the entire Saturday evening session is combined in one post.

I don’t watch the Saturday evening of conference because after 4 hours from the morning and afternoon, my focus is shot (I’m not sure what I’ll do in October when I should watch that evening session) but I do read every talk in the Ensign.  But this session I didn’t need to watch it per se because I heard all about it.  At least, the changes announced during it. Continue reading

Good Habits are Hard to Break

“By small and simple things” Alma 37:6

If you have been a reader of this little blog for awhile then you probably are aware that 2016 was a bit of a rough one for me.  I suffered a crisis of faith like I have never been through before.  But this isn’t about that, really.  That is in the past.  This is a testament to all that counsel of the “little things” given so very often.  The daily to-dos we are admonished to remember and I can assert the doing makes the difference.   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