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Prayers for China

  A view from Xi’an, China, the beginning of the Silk Road China has been in my prayers daily for a long time. It’s a…

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How to Win an Argument with God: A Lesson Sponsored by the Corona Virus

Ever since I participated in debate competitions in high school and maybe before, I have relished the occasional thrill of winning an argument against a…

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Food for Thought: A 911 Dispatcher Hears the Hidden Plea for Help When a Woman Orders Pizza

The secret to effective communication is a widely overlooked action that few of us seriously try and even fewer do well: listening. Not just closing…

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When Engineers Err: My Favorite Story from General Conference

Jan. 2019 update: Sadly, the story as told has major gaps, raising multiple red flags.  A post at MormonDiscussions lists multiple issues. At the moment…

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A Thanksgiving Gift: Our Maid Is Out of Jail, At Last

Just a few days after Thanksgiving came a gift we have been praying for daily over the past six months: the release from jail of…

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Prayer and the Journey of Two Thousand Kilometers That Begins the Thousand Kilometer Trip

According to a modern Chinese proverb, a journey of a thousand kilometers begins with a single ordeal involving two thousand kilometers of back and forth…

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The Book of Mormon Verse That Brought Me Back to My Parents, Just in Time

I had a busy travel schedule in front of me a few days ago, starting with a flight from Shanghai on Friday through LA to…

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A Mother’s Attempt at Prayer

At our recent District Conference (Shanghai International District), an LDS mother in an exellent talk on seeking peace through the Gospel of Jesus Christ opened…

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Exposing a Dangerous Meme and a Powerful Cult: My Failed Attempt to Save Mrs. Jenkins

A few years ago in Wisconsin I tried to rescue an elderly woman who was infected with one of those silly religious memes that can…

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A Beautiful Ukrainian Perspective: How Can I Be Useful to the Lord?

Sunday I attended church in Hangzhou where we had a wonderful sacrament meeting that included a young couple from Ukraine who were the concluding speakers….

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