Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Talk

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Monday, November 23, 2015


Today's strip comes from a request from Christie S.  whose missionary is dealing with these creepy creatures for the first time in his life as a missionary. Christie wondered why I haven't every done a cockroach joke before and after receiving her email, I realized I had no good reason not to do a cockroach joke.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Rock, Gold Plates, Sword of Laban

Have you ever wondered what we lost with the 116-pages of manuscript? Obviously, the small plates of Nephi provided in the Book of Mormon recount many of the same experiences, but there were likely details of Lehi, Nephi, and their family that are lost to us now. Shoot, there might even have been a description of a game the Nephites used to settle differences much like one we use today.*

*Or today's gag came from the fervent mind of Clint C. Thanks, Clint!

Monday, November 16, 2015

More District Meeting

Actually, a sewing lesson at district meeting sounds like a really good use of time.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Lost and Found

As I think about it, I don't believe I've ever seen one of these lost and found desks anywhere except in comic strips.

Monday, November 9, 2015

District Meeting

As a missionary, I participated in a number of excellent district meetings where we discussed best practices and came away inspired to work harder. I also experienced a number where we did little more than chew the fat and eat some treats. I guess that's the danger when you place the responsibility to organize and run a meeting in the hands of 18, 19, and 20-year-olds.

Thursday, November 5, 2015


I like internet traffic as much as the next guy, but heaven help me if I ever resort to clickbait. Sure it works (I can't be the only one to click on one of those highly enticing titles), but it usually leaves the reader feeling let down by the poor payoff.

I can't help but wonder how effective clickbait might be with a sacrament meeting talk: I'm sure you'll have everyone's attention to begin, but you risk watching half the congregation walking out midway through when they realize how shallow and empty the body of your talk really is.