Category Archives: Thoughts and Insights

Always remember them. . .

From our Sunday School lesson today: Referring to the pioneers, President Hinckley said: “I will never get over being thankful to them; I hope you never get over being thankful to them. I hope that we will always remember them. … Continue reading

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Keep you a diary, my friend

On Journal Writing, from the London Magazine, reprinted in the Deseret News 16 July 1862 From the Deseret News, July 16, 1862 If a man keeps no diary, the path crumbles away behind him as his feet leave it; and … Continue reading

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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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