Category Archives: Religion

The Hopes and Fears of All the Years

Merry Christmas! I woke up this morning and was immediately filled with a deep sense of peace and joy. I love this season of celebration and family and friends and gospel. As I pondered on the feeling, I had clearly … Continue reading

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Missing Three Friends

As General Conference continues this weekend, I am missing more and more the voices of three beloved friends: President Boyd K. Packer, Elder L. Tom Perry, and Elder Richard G. Scott. I miss the wisdom and spirit and calmness they … Continue reading

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To what end?

I think it goes without saying that the things I treasure in life and love the most are the personal relationships we develop with those around us. As I come to the final death throes of my current job and … Continue reading

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A Farewell to President Packer

President Packer died today, and I admit feeling down about it. He’s always been quite high on my list of favorite apostles. I know many who, while surely sad to see him go, are breathing a sigh of relief that … Continue reading

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Payson Temple Open House

We were able to go to the Payson Temple Open House this last weekend. What a spectacular experience. If you haven’t seen the pictures, here’s a link to many of them. I have a fair amount of non-LDS readers, and … Continue reading

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Shame vs Godly Sorrow

Courtney and I had an interesting conversation about shame as it compares to godly sorrow. For context, we were talking about addictions and overcoming them. Shame is the tool of Satan. It is his version of overcoming our problems, and … Continue reading

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General Conference, April 2015

This was a particularly potent General Conference for me. If you missed it, go check it out, especially the Saturday Afternoon session. That session was particularly meaningful and uplifting for me. As I come away from the conference, I find … Continue reading

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