Posted in Asia Europe Inflation Islam Missionaries Provident Living Travel

Preparing for Inflation and Yearning for Zion: Thoughts From My Visit to Turkey

The New Mosque (Yeni Cami) in the Eminönü quarter of Istanbul, on the Golden Horn at the southern end of the Galata Bridge. Thoughts on…

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Posted in Communism Europe Travel

Lessons from Bulgaria: The Dangers of Censorship

During the Communist era in Bulgaria, the annual May Day parade was a major spectacle that drew huge crowds to the streets of Sofia. The…

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Posted in Europe Travel

Travel Tip for the Netherlands: Visit the Amsterdam Ward!

Some of the best experiences on my travels to various parts of the world have occurred when I was able to attend local a local…

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Posted in Family Miracles Travel

Coincidence or Miracle?

On my recent trip to several parts of the United States, I was in the Chicago airport for a couple of hours on my way…

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Posted in Family Miracles Temple Travel

A Proud Mother and a Little Miracle in the Snowy Chaos of Portland

Sunday services in Shanghai were terrific, as almost always. I got to attend sacrament meetings in two wards and was touched by inspiring talks in…

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Posted in Faith Leadership Miracles Prophets Travel

Confirming a Small but Meaningful Miracle from President Monson’s Life

In his October 2011 General Conference address, “Stand in Holy Places,” President Thomas S. Monson shared an experience as a small part of his talk…

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Posted in China Friends Gratitude Miracles The Church Travel

Rejoicing in China: The Best Two Years (?) of My Life

It’s actually been less than a year, but it could easily be two, three, or even four based on the number of adventures and blessings…

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Posted in China Travel

Greatful for the Blessings of Life in China

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday. We sure did with one of the best dinners ever with some fabulous friends this week. A local…

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Posted in Leadership Miracles South America Stories Travel

Open Your Eyes: A Tongan Miracle in a Peruvian Airport

When I drove my son down to the Chicago Temple recently, he read to me a chapter, “Open Your Eyes!”, from John Groberg’s book, Anytime,…

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Posted in BYU Miracles Stories Travel

More on Miracles: Rawlins Airport, Wyoming, 1983

In a previous post I discussed the issue of miracles. Here’s one more story from my father that I have permission to share. In 1983…

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