3 minute read I’m not sure if I’ve quite caught the bug, but I do feel some desire to know about my ancestors. But that feeling is certainly not shared globally, and I hadn’t always felt that way. What motivates me to do it: I can visualize my own descendants, and think of myself as an ancestor. I […]Read More Why do we get into family history anyway?
< 1 minute read Today at church, someone gave a talk about humility which got me thinking.Humility, at the type we are encouraged to have, is not timidity, lack of confidence, or false modesty. I think as a youth, I was shy, timid, and probably had a lack of confidence. I’m not sure how I became like that. Maybe […]Read More Humility thoughts
2 minute read At church today, I gave a lesson in Elders Quorum, mostly based off President Eyring’s talk “O Remember, Remember” from October 2007 general conference. After we read a bit of his talk (especially the part that reads “…I heard in my mind ‘I’m not giving you these experiences for yourself. Write them down’…find ways to […]Read More Church lesson that inspired this blog
< 1 minute read “As you keep these standards [from For the Strength of Youth] and live by the truth in the scriptures, you will be able to do your life’s work with greater wisdom and skill and bear trials with greater courage” (For the Strength of Youth, page 2). Those words meant very little to me when I […]Read More Better Motivation than Caffeine and Heavy Metal
< 1 minute read Why do we fight against integrating technology into the Church? Brother Cannon’s 1984 statement that “too much dependence on computers can cause a person to be less receptive to the promptings of the Spirit” is an almost humoristic example; how could technology possibly dampen my receptiveness to the Spirit? Perhaps if I ignore people, or […]Read More Technology and Perdition