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Mar
2018

The Resurrection on Trial


I taught a lesson on the Resurrection last Sunday to two different classes. In both classes we had a mock trial- calling eye witnesses to the stand- to prove that the Resurrection of Jesus Christ actually happened. The lesson to the 12&13 year old boys and girls was a flop,…

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Sep
2017

The Gospel is the Curriculum


Many times over, as I have worked with my kids, the thought has settled over me, “The gospel is the curriculum.” Most recently was this Saturday as I helped Locke prepare a talk for church. His topic was “Respect,” and we brainstormed what respect looks like, sounds like and feels…

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Sep
2017

Humanity or Hypocrisy?


I’ve made several mistakes lately. One cost me money; one cost me peace, and one cost me my daughter’s respect. In the last scenario, I said something I never should have said. My 12-year old son was busting a gut at my inappropriate comment– so there’s your gauge for my…

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Sep
2017

Lessons from a Tomato Cage


I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  You probably know us as Mormons.  Well, our religion has a lot of rules.  We don’t drink alcohol or coffee; we don’t smoke or do drugs, and we don’t have sex until after marriage. We don’t shop on Sunday,…

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Sep
2017

Social Courage


I got a text from my daughter the other day that said, “I’m frustrated!” It was Homecoming Week at the high school and the students were supposed to dress up every day. Monday was Heber Hillbilly day. Elle wore overalls, two braids, a bandana, and modified cowboy boots. She showed…

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Aug
2017

Law of Compensation


There is a law in heaven called “The Law of Compensation.” I discovered and named it myself back when Chad was a Bishop in our church, and I was reminded of it again this weekend. The law basically states that when you are doing all you can do, in the…

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