To choose a topic to address in a sacrament meeting talk a few years ago, I went to the chapter of Preach My Gospel that talks about developing Christ-like attributes. The topic that I chose was patience. It wasn’t something I’d thought too deeply about in the past, but I discovered that there’s much mor […]

A little over seven years ago, my wife and I were living with two young children in Orem, Utah. One day, my wife suggested that maybe we should move to Nebraska for a few years to be close to her family and add some strength to the little ward where they lived. I didn’t want […]

In Acts chapter 26, we read that, after Paul had borne testimony of his vision of Jesus, he asked, “King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest. Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but […]

Today, I’d like to address a topic that’s been on my mind for several months.

During that time, I’ve noticed on several occasions that when a question has been asked in class about the things that we’re supposed to be doing in the gospel, the answers often revolve around what we call the “Sunday School […]

There was a man who, ever since he was a child, was terrified thinking that there was – let’s just say “something” – under his bed. So he went to a psychiatrist. They had their sessions discussing whether his mother left dirty socks under his bed or whether his father was too lazy to vacuum […]

In bishopric meeting a month or so ago, while we were discussing topics for sacrament meeting, one that our bishop asked to have addressed again was tithing and fast offerings, the commandments, and the blessings.

We don’t address this topic repeatedly because the ward needs more money or because the stake president is breathing down […]

When we hear the words temptation and sin, we generally think of blatant and serious transgressions. However, the temptations the adversary uses to entice us to follow him are often subtle. Few people would deliberately choose a course of action they knew would lead to unhappiness. The adversary knows this, and attempts to present his […]

A few years after returning from my mission, I transferred from my hometown university and moved to San Francisco. It didn’t take long before I found myself acting differently, feeling differently, and in many ways becoming a different person. It seemed as if I had been born into a new life. But being a member […]