Friday, August 31, 2018

Doubt your doubts

We shall see!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Unto every creature

It's hard to teach a lesson when a cat is clawing at the legs of your trousers.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Comp time

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

What's in a name?

Pres. Nelson asked us to put a renewed emphasis on the name of the church: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

"We know that it's going to be a challenge to undo tradition of more than a hundred years," he said. "The Lord has told us what His Church shall be called. So, we're not changing names, we're correcting a name."

Let the corrections begin!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Sketchbook: Disaster readiness

I know several people who might argue with this premise, including some employees of the local school district!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Making that transition

My early morning seminary teacher discovered the Book of Mormon as an audiobook — for us, listening to that was almost as good as a fresh pillow in the morning!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Thursday, August 23, 2018

It's a tie!

There's a special bond between a missionary and his tie. It's one of the few expressions of individuality they get to have for two years.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Looking ahead

If someone would have explained this to me way back when, I may have been less reluctant to take swimming lessons.

It also would have helped if Geri's Swim School would have heated their pool!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018

Sketchbook: Making the pathway bright

Pres. Nelson seems to be pushing members to be better, while the world seems to be pushing the other way. And the pushing match seems to be getting more intense. That's my perspective, at least.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Good, better, best...über!

There was a time when we had kids in preschool, elementary, middle school, high school and college. I don't think our minivan ever stopped moving during that school year!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Even hidden treasures

You can tell a lot about a ward by the stuff that gets left in (or under) the pews!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

That sinking feeling

I've spoken with many elders who served in Arizona that swear this very thing has happened to them. Sometimes it gets so hot that one can literally watch his or her bike sink into the pavement when stopped at a traffic light. 

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Primary: It'll cure what ails you!

I'm acquainted with a Primary worker who every week complains about the headache she gets from going to Primary. But every week she goes back for more.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Free as a bird

We have one little relative who prefers running around au naturel. I won't name names... 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

What's the magic word?

I heard something very similar to this in church last week.

Only it was in my Sunday school class.

While I was teaching.


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Elijah rocks!

This was part of our Sunday school lesson on Sunday. It's one of the best stories of the Old Testament!

We also showed a cool video about Elijah and the widow of Zarephath —and discussed how it was a good example of how to ministering.

Elijah rocks!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Sketchbook: Bad timing

The song, "If the Savior Stood Beside Me" was playing in the background while I was playing in my sketchbook. This came out.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Singing around the diode

It seems like every year our Scouts went to camp in August — at the end of the summer when everything has dried out. There were quite a few times when there was no fire allowed. The lack of a campfire really does take away from the spirit — and the smell — of camp!

It's wildfire season around here. Eighty percent of the state is in drought condition; we have fires in several locations.

Be careful when you're out there!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Helping hands

There are lots of ways that missionaries can give service. Tearing up roads is probably not one of them.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Everything counts

Technically, when Elder Holland said everything counts in relation to home teaching. But I'm pretty sure he'd say the same thing about ministering.