When You List Your Personal Strengths, Are You Remembering This One?

We really, really look forward to Mondays. That’s “Email Day” around here. Each week I update our missionary-son, Landon, on our lives and share a short gospel principle that’s, hopefully, encouraging. I also ask him three to five questions about himself and his mission experience. Last week one of my questions invited him to listContinue reading “When You List Your Personal Strengths, Are You Remembering This One?”

One last “Dad Time”…

Kinda weird to recognize “lasts” before they happen. Usually we don’t think of something as being our “last time” until after it has happened and then there is a death or something and we don’t get the chance to do it again, whatever “it” is. Not this time. I’ve known this “last” was coming for years.Continue reading “One last “Dad Time”…”

The 25th Anniversary of Starting My Mormon Mission…

It has been 25 years, today. July 3, 1991…I was 19 years old and my parents and brothers and I were at the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Provo, Utah, saying our goodbyes. They were going to drive off and leave me there… I had never lived away from home up to that point sinceContinue reading “The 25th Anniversary of Starting My Mormon Mission…”

“Best Practices” for an LDS Blogger…

One of my buddies from “over the mountain” wrote a very interesting and well-written post about being a witness. Before you read any more here, you really ought to take a few minutes and read his post. Won’t take long. I’ll wait… There. And on we go… Really, the main idea in my friend’s articleContinue reading ““Best Practices” for an LDS Blogger…”

The Aftermath of the Deseret News Article…

Screenshot of where the blog has reached… Well, last Thursday, Trent Toone from the Deseret News wrote an article entitled, “Blogging Bishops: 2 Mormon Men Talk About Sharing the Gospel Online” and featured my blog, along with the blog of a currently serving bishop from Idaho. It is a great article in a series of solid articles regarding sharing the gospelContinue reading “The Aftermath of the Deseret News Article…”

An Open Letter to a New Missionary…

Not long ago one of my previous and wonderful students entered the Missionary Training Center…and wouldn’t you know it? It was tough. Just like it is for most of the missionaries there. And just like it has been for most of the missionaries who have ever been there. Including me to some extent. I sentContinue reading “An Open Letter to a New Missionary…”