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The Fox at My Door

Tuesday night as I was turning off the lights and preparing to sleep, I stood next to our front door for a moment and then saw something move. Immediately in…

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“I Think It Helps Them”: A Young Boy with Cancer Teaches Us About Service, Duty, and Patience with Naughty Children

Steven J. Lund’s talk at the recent October 2020 General Conference focused on “Finding Joy in Christ.” It began with a story from his young son, a deacon, who lost…

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The Passing of My Father, a Man Who Taught His Children to the Very End

Every day for roughly 30 years my wife, Kendra Lindsay, has prayed that we might be near family when we are needed most, such as for the passing of our…

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President Nelson Gives a Message of Hope at This Troubled Time

As so many people struggle and worry with the craziness and uncertainty of COVID-19 and the Corona virus (SARS-CoV-2), it was a welcome relief to listen to President Nelson’s thoughtful…

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The Power of Trust

What a blessing it is to have friends who are truly honest and trustworthy! Can you imagine what life would be like if we lived in a society where such…

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(Deja) View on the Corona Virus

Please keep China in your prayers. The unprecedented efforts to contain the Corona virus may bring rapid success, I hope, but also bring great hardship to millions for a time….

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What Vietnam Just Taught Me About Responding to Epidemics (Wuhan Coronavirus)

In China and many parts of the world, the price of face masks has jumped significantly. I tried buying some online to be shipped to my apartment when I get…

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The Kindness of Two Chinese Strangers Turned Our Christmas Eve from Frustration to Joy

Sorry for the delay in posting this note which I wrote during the Christmas holidays and already shared on Facebook.  Christmas Eve was marvelous for us thanks to the surprising…

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Inspired by Utah: A Warm and Encouraging Welcome for My Temporary Return

I’ve been in Salt Lake City, Utah for a few days as part of my transition to an exciting new job with a very young and promising consumer products company….

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Two Words that Finally Helped Me Grasp the Genius of the New Ministering Program

I have to admit that I was a little puzzled by the new ministering program in the Church, where home teachers and visiting teachers have been replaced with “ministering brothers”…

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