Saturday, December 30, 2017

Time passages

Happy New Year to you all, and may you be blessed with peace and prosperity — and an ability to remember which year it is!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Light the Temple

Thank you, Pres. McKay, for having the inspiration to light up Temple Square for Christmas!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Blame the leftovers

Turkey leftovers will do that to you, too.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Tis the season to be thankful

It's always fun to find leftover holiday treats a year later... unless it's food!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Second witness

That's how you can tell if a kid is REALLY sick!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Sharing the load

Important relationship note: this is not a good example of how to share responsibility. As it says in the scriptures, "We have learned through sad experience..."

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

It's over

Yep, fall is officially here. Summer's over.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Just when you thought it was safe...

My fear is that when I don't have to wake up to take kids to early morning seminary any more, I'll have to wake up for early morning seminary.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Things that make you go AAAUGH!

Do you ever get that reaction when you receive a calling?

Saturday, September 2, 2017

I've heard it both ways

In my experience, every calling comes with an intrinsic proof of Lehi's observation: there must needs be opposition in all things. 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

The way things are

This is more true than you might think!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

It's here and it's gone

There's about a two-hour window during which the skies will darken because of the eclipse on Monday, with a period of about two minutes when the sun will be completely hidden. And then it will be over, just like that.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Coming soon to a sky near you!

We live right on the path of totality for next week's solar eclipse. There's a lot of hype — bordering on frenzy — about what will happen. One thing you can't miss, though, is that everywhere you go, people are trying to make a buck off the event!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

All about the class

It's the ward council meetings right outside the classroom door that get to me!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

I've heard it both ways

The same thing holds true for the Gospel Doctrine class as well!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

As long as you wake me up to say the closing prayer

That's really what the ward clerk is looking for as he goes up and down the rows during sacrament meeting.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Coming clean

I wonder if Captain Moroni started a trend in Nephite fashion — it suddenly became the style to write on your clothes.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Time for summer chores

They can hide, but they can't run!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Revenge of the dad

It's a good point for kids and dads to remember —

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017

It begins...

And that's what summer vacation is all about, Charlie Brown!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Memorial Day

Have a safe Memorial Day, and remember those who have gone before.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

All the pride at half the price!

That's always one of those markers that show the Nephites are hitting their stride in the pride cycle — they start to wear costly apparel. But is it costly when you can get it at a discount?

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!

One of Grandma's old stories of her younger days...

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Same to you

That's one of the things I love about the Book of Mormon: it shows both groups of people disparaging the other — just like people do. For me it's one of those intrinsic testimonies that it's a true record, not just something somebody made up.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Two by two

It would scare me — to this day — to have a carbon copy of my brother hanging around!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Conference champs

We interrupt our story line to bring you this flashback, appropriate for this time of year.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Tat tvam asi

The phrase tat tvam asi is one of the four Grand Pronouncements; the Sanskrit translates roughly to "That thou art." In a certain context it means that we are one and the same — we're all children of God.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Anywhere but here

It's one of those things that almost every parent sees — their kid is a hard worker and well behaved... but only when they're someplace other than home!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017

They're already here

Once you start poking around, you find that refugees are everywhere.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

He took his family and flea

We've had some interesting insights as we read and discuss the scriptures as a family. This is one of the latest.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

That's what siblings are for

I think my brother had a perennial goal of trying to tolerate his siblings!