Sunday, August 31, 2014

Seltzer scholar

At least they found somebody who would say yes to accepting a calling!

And, yes, this is partly in response to last week's cartoon!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Burning man

One of my son's missionary companions almost had this happen. Some elders in his mission would burn their suits!

Friday, August 29, 2014

One more memory to share

This one somehow didn't make it in with the rest of the Europe trip cartoons.

I was amazed at how quickly the kids were able to get stuff posted on social media — even in places without WiFi. It was also amazing to see how many historic and significant sites you could almost see in the backgrounds of the selfies!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Rising up to the challenge

I think I worked harder as a missionary than I ever did in any sport in high school (even if you include marching band!).

Acknowledgement for this gag goes to my young padawan, who just finished his first ever week of daily doubles.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday Sketchbook: Shine on!

I love how Pres. Hinckley always said to be happy, things will work out.

That's one of the reasons I draw these cartoons. They probably won't make a huge difference in anyone's life, but each one might — for just a moment — lighten someone's load, or give an individual a slight grin (or groan) on a dreary day...if only for a moment.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

If one a day keeps trouble away...

A girl from our ward served a week-long mini-mission with the sister missionaries. She was shocked at how much they prayed. She said, "We must have prayed thirty times on my first day out — and I didn't get there until thee o'clock!"

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Look both ways!

OK, it's not a gag — it's a public service announcement. Every year at the end of summer, we discuss back to school safety messages. This one started out as a sketch in my meeting notes, and I kind of liked how it looked.

Let's be careful out there!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Taking one for the team

My son and his high school football team just took the ALS ice bucket challenge. After watching some of the celebrity videos, I wondered what it would be like if some historical figures participated!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What lurks beneath...

I don't know how it is with you, but even though we clear out backpacks at the end of the year, we still find interesting things in the bottom of the bags when it's time for back to school!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Monday Sketchbook: What's in a name?

According to the Bible Dictionary, Ecclesiastes is a Greek translation of the Hebrew word "Koheleth," meaning one who convenes an assembly.

The more you know!

Friday, August 15, 2014

What's in the bag?

When I was a new Scoutmaster, one of the things that surprised me the most was how many moms packed the kids' backpacks!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lighten the load

What is it Monty Python says? Always look on the bright side of life!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

Monday Sketchbook: Phone a friend

So in priesthood yesterday the same phone went off three times. Wouldn't you turn down the ringer after the first time?

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Kick it up a notch

We went to a baptism not too long ago and noticed that some of the investigators and new converts were at least a little familiar with the hymns, but the Primary songs were totally new to them. It occurred to me that familiarizing folks with Primary songs might be a good thing to include in the new member discussions. After all, nobody wants to feel out of place by missing a "Give, said the little stream" reference!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Plug in the faith and diligence

 My son had lots of good stories about trying to use his GPS on his mission in Arizona. They had some pretty wild rides!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday Sketchbook: Health care up north

 By way of explanation, I went to see my dentist this week, and he was on a bit of a Bob and Doug McKenzie kick when I went to see him this week... the hoser!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Keep on trekkin'

I thought it was time we took a look over at Zarahemla Times, where they've just started a trek reenactment...of Lehi's journey in the wilderness.