And That’s When the Lord Told Me to go Swimming…

And That’s When the Lord Told Me to go Swimming…

Several years ago when my family first moved to Bakersfield, CA, we found a perfect home for our family that just-so-happened to have a swimming pool in the backyard. We moved from Little Rock, AR, where the high December temperatures had been in the low 20’s, so the...
“Wherefore, I could not be shaken…”

“Wherefore, I could not be shaken…”

I love the prophet Jacob in the Book of Mormon. He begs to be spoken. Not just spoken, but read aloud with gusto, purpose, and meaning. I always laugh, midst Jacob’s flowery oration (e.g., “O” this and “O” that), that he stops to painstakingly tell us that he spoke...
Destruction in the Last Days – Until He Finds Us

Destruction in the Last Days – Until He Finds Us

The destructions prophesied to plague the earth in the last days have been in the news a lot lately. Hurricanes, fires, famines, wars, murders, floods, it has been one thing after another until even the most agnostic among us can’t help but throw around biblical...
“No Less Serviceable…”

“No Less Serviceable…”

Have you seen all the memes about Elder Holland floating around the internet? There’s a popular one that says, “Before Satan goes to sleep at night he checks under his bed for Elder Holland.” Another one says “Elder Holland and superman once...
“How is it that ye have forgotten?”

“How is it that ye have forgotten?”

Laman and Lemuel have a really bad reputation, and maybe deservedly so. However, can most of us really say that — in the exact same situation — we would really be so different? Most of what we know about the shared stubbornness of Laman and Lemuel comes...