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Trials that harden, trials that soften

2020 wasn’t the dumpster fire everyone makes it out to be, but it has been a roller coaster year. COVID, lockdowns and their religious liberty concerns, and the most contentious election of my lifetime.

Thankfully, my ward...

Dumpster fire? No, 2020 was a great year!

All through the year, our news feeds have been inundated with messages like:

  • “Kobe Bryant, Alex Trebek, Sean Connery, and RGB? This year can’t get any worse.”
  • “First COVID and now murder hornets? Lord, just take me now.”
  • “This...

#GiveThanks and #AskNothing

On Friday, the Prophet invited us to “turn social media into your own personal gratitude journal. Post every day about what you are grateful for… flood social media with a wave of gratitude that reaches the four corners of the...

Nourish, dig, and prune

Jacob 5, if you are not familiar, is a long allegory about the house of Israel. Zenos, the author, compares the house of Israel to an old, decaying olive tree and describes all the efforts of the master gardener to...

Faith to the last second

I am indebted to a wonderful sister in my ward for her testimony today. From the pulpit, she read these words of Nephi, describing his family’s efforts to start settling once they landed in the New World:

And it...

Modern-day vain repetitions

NOTE: This post is a bit different than most my posts. It’s kind of a two-in-one. The first section talks about a study tip I have found useful in gleaning meaning from the scriptures. The second part is how I...

Signs and Spiritual Eclipses

Tomorrow, many of us in the United States are going to be privileged to get a few extra minutes of afternoon shade. The moon is going to pass above us in such a way that its path will cast a...

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