Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Seminary flashback

This one is a throwback from a few years ago. Seminary is still early!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Snakes on a boat

I was searching through my archives the other day to find a cartoon to go with our Sunday School lesson about Noah. This one didn't show up in my search, but it's one of the first cartoons I ever sold to the New Era.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Sketchbook: O ye that embark

Special thanks go to Elder Justin Dunn for the idea — he was really tired after our dinner appointment last night!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Polly wants a what?

The idea for this comes from a faithful reader from Salt Lake — and her talking parrot.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Dinner is in the bag!

Not that any missionaries would ever do this... We're looking at you, Elder Dunn!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Visual aids

Now that song will be stuck with you for the rest of the day. You're welcome!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Out in the cold

This may be more of a public service announcement than a cartoon gag. Our local missionaries had a spate of bad luck with dinner appointments recently. There were about two weeks straight when they didn't have dinner appointments — either nobody signed up, or those who did sign up had to cancel. They told us that they were getting awfully of tired of warming up pizza rolls!

If you have a chance, feed the missionaries. You'll be blessed if you do!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Some day my call will come

The longest period of time is the time between when your missionary papers are submitted and the time when the call actually comes.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Sketchbook: Sixteen small stones

If you really want to impress your girl, don't go to Jared — get a super bright stone from the Brother of Jared!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Don't yield!

I wish I could say that this has never happened with the missionaries at our house — but I can't!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Respect the office

I came across this gag on one of my old drives. I'd forgotten all about it!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Early is as early does

When does your family do your scripture study? For a few years we did ours at 5 a.m., but now we do it at night before going to bed. I like that routine better.

It's interesting — there are times when it may be too early to read the scriptures, but is it ever too late?

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sharing is caring

We've had this happen at our house. How about you?

Happy Valentine's Day! Celebrate wisely!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Sketchbook: We believe in what?

The question was asked in our stake conference, "Why do so many of us feel so guilty?"

Missionary work.
Temple attendance.
Family history.
Mother's Day.
And so much more!

The short answer was that we don't need to feel guilty. What should we do? Pray for guidance, follow the promptings of the spirit. All we need to do is to do our best, and try to make the world a little better each day. If we do that, we can feel good about ourselves — and that's OK.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Bonus! Going social

So, Sis. Kerry Jo has started an Instagram account. If you're on Instagram, give her a follow and keep up on her missionary activities!

And by the way, she's also on Pinterest, and that includes a lot more than her missionary stories. I guess she's trying to follow Elder Bednar's admonition to share the gospel on social media.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

There's that song again

One of perks of traveling — especially as a missionary — is the connection you feel with the people. It's one way that Heavenly Father lets us know that we are all his children, wherever we may be.

I always get a little choked up when I hear the Korean national anthem. My mom, who was Canadian, would bawl like a baby whenever she heard "O, Canada'!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

That's one small bite for a person...

Kimchi is the most famous dish of Korea, followed by bulgogi (Korean barbecue) and boshintang (dog soup). I've had two of the three, and a close encounter with the third.*

Kimchi is one of those foods that grows on you. Now it's one of my favorite Korean foods, and our local Korean restaurant makes a good kimchi. Stop by and enjoy some when you're in the neighborhood!

And as long as you're visiting, stop by at Sis. Kerry Jo's site, too. She still has a few stories to tell!

*It involved a shortcut through the marketplace. We never took it again!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Mystery meals

When I first arrived in Korea, there wasn't a lot of food that I recognized. Of course one reason for that was that we had dinner in the worker's cafeteria in one of the local steel companies in Pohang. They fed us in exchange for teaching an English class, but it wasn't exactly haute cuisine! Imagine calamari prepared by your elementary school lunch lady!

As time went on, I learned to enjoy the food — but I had a rough start!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The cuisine of the Morning Calm

With the PyeongChang Winter Olympics starting tomorrow, the eyes of the world turn once again to Korea. And when my thoughts turn to Korea, I naturally go to my own experiences as a missionary there, and — of course — to Sis. Kerry Jo.

As a missionary, one thing that stays with you no matter where you serve are the tastes and the smells of your area.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Sketchbook: Bishop's time saver

I heard this bit of advice yesterday: if people would take their problems to their knees before they take them to the bishop, the bishop would have a lot more time on his hands!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Super Sunday? It's all wet!

Eagles? Patriots? Go, either team!

I hate to say it, but I'm almost leaning toward the Patriots. That's only because they have one of my favorite former BYU players, Kyle Van Noy — the subject of one of my first memes!

Friday, February 2, 2018