Saturday, March 31, 2018

Priesthood Session

I was expecting priesthood stories — what we got was more like classroom instruction! It was an awesome meeting, though. Especially when Pres. Nelson had us all stand up by our offices and then sing, "Rise Up, O Men of God!"

Saturday Afternoon

Saturday Morning

It's conference time!

It's time again for LDS General Conference! I'll be taking notes and posting them as soon as they are available. Come back later and check them out!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Just like home!

I don't think that anyone would dare try this, but I wonder what would happen if they did?

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

On being prepared

Better clothes, yes. Questionable food, yes. Better living conditions than Scout camp? I've been to some nice Scout camps, and I've been in some scary missionary apartments. I'd say that one is a tossup.

By the way, if you want to really prepare your missionary by giving him or her a true picture of what it's  like, I recommend two things. One, read Sis. Kerry Jo's Mission Blog (or follow her on Instagram @sis.kerryjo). Secondly, pick up a copy of Arie VanDeGraaff's Mission Daze (available at Between the two of them, you'll get a really good idea of what to expect.

And good luck to my padawan, who enters the MTC today. Go forth and do good things!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Sketchbook: Leaving your mark

Yes, this idea should have stayed in the sketchbook.

I may be in trouble for this one.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

It's never too late to panic!

Yes, it's time to get ready for General Conference! There are several ways you can prepare: ponder and pray about questions you may have or guidance you need. And, if you teach a class, print out the Mormon Cartoonist's General Conference Activity Packet — a great way to help your students, your family, or even yourself enhance your General Conference experience. And this time around it's available in multiple languages! What could be better than that?

And now, a word about this cartoon. Did you know that Charles Schulz has a daughter who is a member of the Church. Not only that, she served a mission — which he referred to in a series of cartoons that had Linus going door-to-door to spread the word about the Great Pumpkin!

The more you know.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Sketchbook: A light in the darkness

Some of the places I lived as a missionary, it wouldn't be wise to try this. Instead of investigators, you might get investigated. Or worse.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Somewhere at the end of the rainbow

Because those little pots fit into the tithing envelopes much, much better!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Return flight

OK, don't yell at me — I know this is a rerun and from the sketchbook. However, I'm bringing it back this St. Patrick's Day Eve by special request.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018

Saturday, March 10, 2018

End times

Remember to change your clocks tonight/tomorrow. Unless you live in one of those places that doesn't change to Daylight Saving Time — in which case, changing your clocks would be bad.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Scripture highlights

It must have been a real challenge to highlight your scriptures back in Nephite time. And I can just imagine trying to play scripture chase in seminary!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

It's packing time!

We've got a missionary getting ready; this may or may not be happening in our home. :)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

...and in this corner!

I suppose this could work with any group: too much Relief Society, too much Young Women. It's kind of a given for the High Priests.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Today's the day!

It's always a thrill to have someone you love go through the temple. It's a huge step, and so worth it.


Friday, March 2, 2018

It's all in the timing!

We went back and forth for years — early morning, late night — until we settled into a pattern that works for us.

What works for you?

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Sometimes it's easy

There are times you can tell that someone is ready!

Thanks to faithful reader Christy for this idea!