Category Archives: Thoughts and Insights

The Exchange–Your Children and Mine

My life is filled with amazing young men and young women who are willing to leave home and family for 18 months to 2 years so they can help others feel joy and come closer to Jesus Christ and learn … Continue reading

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Cleansed through His blood

Here is a journal entry I made on 2 April 2008: Last night as I re-read Alma 5 in the Book of Mormon, I was impressed with the words in vs. 21-27 where it describes how “no man can be … Continue reading

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God’s Perfect Scheduling

We are on the road, away from our Yakima home for several weeks each transfer.  Our lives revolve in these 6-week periods.  This afternoon we were returning home through the Canyons behind our mission home and the hills that were covered … Continue reading

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“to be held in remembrance”

This afternoon we attended a Stake Conference in The Dalles Stake.  During the 4:00 Priesthood Leadership Meeting, I sat in the foyer, preparing my talk for the evening session.  I couldn’t help but notice a grandma near me writing in what … Continue reading

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The Calf Path by Sam Walter Foss

One day through the primeval wood A calf walked home, as good calves should, But made a trail all bent askew, A crooked trail, as all calves do. Since then three hundred years have fled, And I infer, the calf … Continue reading

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The Greatest of all the Commandments

I recently met with a young missionary who told me an incredible story.  I can’t stop thinking about the experience he shared with me.  As we visited during our interviews, he told me he had looked forward his entire life … Continue reading

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Let’s pull ourselves together

We are living in troubled times.  In many ways, it’s nice to be sheltered from much of what’s going on out there.  We don’t have time or energy left at the end of the day to watch or read the … Continue reading

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