Sunday, May 31, 2015

A special witness

Saturday, May 30, 2015

A lamp almost to my feet

Yeah, I can generally see better by the light of the scriptures.

Friday, May 29, 2015

What's in your tree?

My son had an app on his phone that somehow caused another app to crash. As apps get "smarter" and interact more with each other, I can see something like this happening!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Heaven on wheels

Another reason why many missionaries prefer mass transit or mission vehicles.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I hope they Force me on a mission

Because a lot of missionaries see themselves in a role similar to Jedi Knights, my guess would be that about 98 percent of all the elders feel the same way. Probably a goodly number of the sisters as well.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sketchbook: It works both ways

Memorial Day is a great time to swap stories about your ancestors — and record them for future generations. 

Memorial Day

I thought I'd try something a little different with this Memorial Day cartoon. I wondered how the same thing would look in different strips. Here we have the Kerry Jo/121 version, we have something similar over at Good Heavens, and a variation at Zarahemla Times (although there's no record of official Nephite holidays). Whaddyathink?

Friday, May 22, 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Get your choir on!

Sometimes it can be a bit of a challenge to get a choir going in your ward...

Monday, May 18, 2015

Sketchbook: It's kind of the same thing, though

Church service missionaries are awesome! They do all kinds of incredible things, and help spread the gospel of Jesus Christ in so many ways! It's a marvelous opportunity to serve.

Check out their infographic for more details!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

Sizing things up

Maybe it's just our missionaries, but in raising the bar did they also increase their shoe sizes?

Thursday, May 14, 2015

There's a nap for that

Another good reason to gather in the phones and other portable devices at night!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

For when it poureth down

Because the guys with the white shirts and name tags (and that special glow) don't stand out enough already!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Something to chew on

I don't know what it is, but cats always seem to be attracted to my pants cuffs. It's kind of creepy!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Sketchbook: A really good teacher could do both!

A few weeks ago in our Gospel Doctrine class, we were able to reference Veggie Tales, Stark Trek, Mark Twain AND the scriptures all in one lesson — and it worked!

I know there are certain segments of my class who would love to have this discussion. One of these days...!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

High Mom!

Yes, it's that wonderful other day that missionaries can call home! If you have someone in the field, enjoy your chat!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Takin' it to the streets

There's a story behind today's cartoons. As I'm sure you are well aware, May is National Work Zone Safety Awareness Month, an event to remind everyone to be safe when traveling through construction zones.

We at the Oregon Department of Transportation planned a big event in Portland, Oregon's media hub. We have several special guests lined up, including our new governor, Gov. Kate Brown. Our event was timed to hit the news cycle to get maximum coverage, an easy story on a quiet news day (someday I'll have to show you the infographic I made).

Then, the president happened. A couple of days ago, Pres. Obama announced that he is coming to Oregon. While it's not at the same time as our press event, the media is now focused on the arrival of the Commander in Chief.

We'll see what happens. Maybe we can get his entourage to drive through a work zone.

You may recognize the ol' Explore Provo guy that I did for the Utah Department of Transportation, when we rebuilt University Avenue in Provo. I dusted him off to have him give a few work zone safety messages. Here are a couple of examples.

So, yeah. Be safe in work zones. Slow down, pay attention.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

It's the letter, if not the spirit

Stay in the boat, stay by the tree. The last two conferences have given us the same messages. Maybe we should pay attention.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Burning up the field

In Little League, everyone wants to pitch. Sadly, not everyone can.