Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Something to aspire to

In my mission, the Powers That Be warned us not to ask for a shave at the barbershop. We could never figure out why — until one day, one of the elders asked for a shave.

It was a great experience, he said. They wrapped his face with hot towels, lathered him up, and carefully shaved him with an old fashioned razor blade. His face was smoooooth.

Until about two days later, when his entire face broke out into a rash, with acne popping up all over. His young face was too tender, and was super irritated by the closeness of the shave.

It was a little disappointing that the deep, dark mystery surrounding the forbidden shave was for no other purpose than to protect our little baby faces!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Sounds like a second date to me!

Even with My Plan helping to ease the transition back from missionary life, the first few dates are almost always awkward. 

Monday, September 16, 2019

Sketchbook: It's a tie!

Missionaries often go to great lengths to protect their neckwear when dining. We've had several in our home who tuck the tie into their shirt, some who wear napkins like a bib, and one who slides his tie around to the back of his shirt. And upon more than one occasion, we've had to remind him to move it around to the front before he left our home.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Counting your blessings

And Sis. Kerry Jo has good reason to count her blessings — Vol. 2 of her mission blog is now in print! Vol. 1 ended with her arrival in the mission field; Vol. 2 follows her adventures as she adjusts to life as a missionary! The First Transfer is the Hardest is available for purchase on Amazon!

It's a good time for publishing by Latter-day Saint cartoonists: Ward Cartoonist Arie Van De Graaff has a new book out, too: Scripture Power Activity Book. It's perfect for church, home or the back seat of the car. Check it out!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

The season is upon us

I wonder if this means we have Eve to blame/credit for all things pumpkin spice?

Wednesday, September 11, 2019