Monday, November 23, 2020


As a missionary, I was attached a couple of times by dogs. I was even bit twice. I suppose it was an occupational hazard.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Sacrament Meeting Length

For nearly 40 years, sacrament meeting ran for exactly 70 minutes. Oh sure, you might have a missionary homecoming here or there that ran over, but for the most part you could count on the meeting ending at it's prescribed time. In 2019, we moved to 60 minutes which was a little disconcerting for those of us averse to change, but there was still structure in our lives.

And then the pandemic hits and when we return to church it seems that sacrament meeting runs until it is over--some weeks that might mean ending after 30 minutes. And speaking for one member usually averse to change, it is actually pretty cool. It's kind of like watching an episode of The Mandalorian* where the episodes run shorter or longer based on how much time it takes to tell the story. No more filler is a good thing.

*Eh, this is the way, I suppose.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Tracting in Style

You know the difference between you and me? I make this look good.

You are not going to believe this, but the folks at Cedar Fort Publishing keep inviting me to guest host their Come, Follow Me podcast. They just posted an episode I did for this week's lesson on Ether 6-11. Give it a listen here

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Zoom Tithing Settlement

It's a good thing I'm not bishop.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Letters Home

Look it's an antiquated comic of the ancient missionary practice of writing letters home.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Unfair Critique

Our ward, stake, and area have begun streaming meetings this past month. Every other week, my family and I gather around the TV to listen to talks from our fellow ward members. I've enjoyed it much more than the guy in today's gag.

Monday, November 2, 2020

A Good Cry

Elder Van Dyke never watched a Mormon Message with me. My kids like to tease me over the amount of tears I shed over various forms of media. I'll cry over a coffee commercial where the college-aged sons comes home for Christmas. I've cried over all but one* of the Pixar movies.**

*I didn't cry over Cars 2.
**This is probably a bad example. Anyone with a soul cries over Pixar movies.