Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

Looking ahead

Nephi should have made a giant Advent calendar.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Your tired, your poor, your aching

I think we've all felt this at one time or another...

Friday, November 23, 2012

A time to relax

Our Thanksgiving was pretty busy this year; we had guests from all over the world. We spent a lot of time and energy planning and shopping, preparing and cooking, serving, and cleaning up (there's still a little bit of that left to do!).

The punchline for this cartoon is based on a gag written and drawn by my friend and fellow Mormon cartoonist Arie Van De Graaff. This is sort of a reimagining of his original. I give him full writing credit -- whether he wants it or not!

Friday, November 16, 2012

A blessing from heaven

This seems appropriate for this time of year when relatives often seem to (ahem) drop in unannounced!

Friday, November 9, 2012

It's all in the context

How does your family choose FHE lessons?

Friday, November 2, 2012

Listen to your mother

Too many of these are drawn from real life experiences!

Friday, October 19, 2012

But don't hold your breath!

We get enough election ads as it is -- I suppose I should count myself lucky that I don't live in one of the swing states where they're getting hammered with political propaganda!

Friday, October 12, 2012

For the beauty of the earth

Sometimes it's best just to let nature be -- especially when chores are involved!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Prep time

How do you prepare for General Conference? The Church offers a few ideas here.

Friday, September 28, 2012

It's that time of year

OK, so sometimes they're better in my head than they are on paper...

Friday, September 21, 2012

Making history

Keep it in remembrance, isn't that what they always said?

Friday, September 14, 2012

We're back!

Zarahemla Times is back with new strips, plus a few other changes and improvements. We're going in color now, and we're back to publishing on Fridays. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy Zarahemla Times!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Well, it's time for the season of reruns to come to an end. Starting Friday, we'll have a new Zarahemla Times. Please come back then to learn more! Thanks!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Time for a change

Sometimes you just know that vacation time is over.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Sweet -- and fresh -- is the work

I've known a few missionaries who struggled with the whole washing/personal hygiene thing!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Binding ties

It's fun to watch someone from a non-hugging family meet a bunch of huggers!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Long day at the office

The way the judge's roles are described in the Book of Mormon, not every case they took on was big and fancy. I'm sure there were times when they got stuck doing things like this!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The cat in the driveway

What else would her hotshot brother have?

Friday, August 17, 2012

Something to follow

This is one of my favorite Zarahemla Times cartoons.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


If you recall, they were very careful who they let in to Jershon (Alma 43).

Friday, August 10, 2012

Choose your words wisely

Ahh, the joys of family vacations!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Brotherly kindness. Kinda.

I'm reminded of an old Peanuts cartoon where Lucy says that she and Linus will probably be very close when they grow up. Linus then explains that "by close, she means that we may both live on the same continent!"

Friday, August 3, 2012

Vacation time!

Sometimes deciding where to go is one of the hardest things to do in planning a vacation.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

That's what families are for

There's always something to keep you busy. I guess that's why Elder Oaks felt compelled to give his, "Good, Better, Best" talk.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Family values

Your temple gold card: don't leave home without it!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Clean up!

That's why you've gotta be careful with your words. You can't take 'em back, but they often come back at you.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Put your shoulder to the Mom

That's one of the hardest things to do as a parent, to stand by while your kids go through their own trials. There are times when about the only thing you can do is offer them a shoulder to cry on.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Finding an example to follow

That's the natural tendency, to go all Cap'n Moroni all over somebody who's messed with you or your loved ones.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Gettin' cheeky with it

I sometimes wonder if when the Savior said to forgive unto seventy times seven, it meant that we should be forgiving, yes, but there is a point when enough is enough.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Like unto them?

It's interesting to read First Nephi with the idea of Laman and Lemuel being bullies. Kinda puts a whole new light on things.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Can it wash away?

Everyone puts up with a little teasing now and then, but there are times when in crosses the line from fun to hurtful and malicious. Sometimes those feelings never go away. Perhaps that's why the scriptures say, "love one another." It's nicer that way!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Protecting our own

It's one thing to pick on a sibling; it's something completely different if someone else does it!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Morning surprise

The topic of bullying has been in the news a lot recently. Although it's not really a fun topic, I thought it needed to be addressed.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Fill 'er up!

The girls always come back with more from camp. Not just the crafts and stuff they make. They come back with stories and stronger testimonies, too.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Some to remember, some to forget

Young Womens' camp is awesome. It's fun to go up and help with some of the activities and work with the girls. My favorite memory is when we did the Mentos and Coke fountain a few years ago as after dinner entertainment. We only got complaints from one person for having Coke in YW camp. It came from one of the leaders...who preferred Pepsi with lime.

Friday, June 15, 2012

The first step is the hardest

This one may be a little unfair. Fourth Years are usually pretty awesome.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

It's all about the skills

Boy Scouts just shoot things and blow stuff up. It doesn't have to look pretty.

Friday, June 1, 2012


Yeah, there's a difference in how the two groups approach camp.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Beware the epistles

A few years ago, I had to help prepare for scout camp at the same time my wife was preparing for girls camp.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hungry souls

A lot of stories from the scriptures can be inspiring. Praying all day could be inspiring, if you're the one doing the praying. If you're in the congregation waiting to say "amen," however, it's a completely different story.