Once upon a time, on a Sunday quite a few years ago, I was visiting my family instead of living near them, because I still lived in Taylorsville. My dad had told me many times that afternoon, “If you’re going home, you should leave now, because it’s going to snow.” I was having far too much fun with my family to do that. And besides, … Continue reading He Will Rush to Your Rescue
Yesterday, I reached day 1,111 consecutive days of at least 1/2 hour of scripture study each day. I am not a perfect person—one unscheduled visit to my home will show you that; you should ask to see my bedroom, where I hide all the laundry that I haven’t put away… on second thought, don’t do that. That’d just be uncomfortable for both of us. But … Continue reading 1,111 Days
Today, I get to talk to you guys about one my all-time favorite parables—The Parable of the Good Samaritan. And when I say it is one of my all-time favorite parables, I mean, it is one of my ALL-TIME favorite parables. To me, this and The Prodigal Son are in a tie for first place, perhaps because I can relate to them both so very completely. … Continue reading Who Is The Good Samaritan?
Artwork by Simon Dewey Even though I struggle with actually getting to church, even though I’ve liked the monsters in the closet since I was a child, I have a testimony of Jesus Christ and His gospel. I *love* my Savior *so* much. He is my Dearest Friend. I have a testimony of the healing power of His Atonement, because without His healing power and … Continue reading What I Know
So, I put on this costume and turned to my baby Ollie, threw out my arms, and growl-shouted, in my best Cookie Monster voice, “COOOKIES!!!” Ollie studied me with a smile for a moment, then said, “Ceh-ceh, CEE!” For “C”ookie, you know, as Cookie Monster taught him on Sesame Street. And that’s when I about died with delight, surprise and joy. I can’t tell you … Continue reading The Blessings At Your Feet