A Proper Work Ethic

If I were to assign a soundtrack to the messages of this day, it would go like this: The world has need of willing men Who wear the worker’s seal. Come, help the good work move along; Put your shoulder to the wheel. (Hymns, Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel, no. 252) I was listening … Read more

It’s Election Day

Today, I saw one of the greatest sights that our nation can offer. When I arrived at my polling place this morning about 7:15 am, there was a line of people waiting to vote. It took close to an hour and a half to make my way from the back of the line of fellow … Read more

A Humble Servant

If you’ll allow me, for just a moment, I’d like to brag about my humility. It is one of my best attributes, after all. There are some teaching moments in the holy scriptures that tell us to be a little more humble. For example, Matthew, Luke, and Nephi all recorded Jesus asking a very important … Read more


It seemed, at first, that “improvisation” is what today was about. At work, my “host” who would help me present a webinar to the customers couldn’t make it. I had to quickly adjust and handle both the roles of host (running the behind-the-scenes technical side and moderation of the comments) and presenter. All at once, … Read more

The Worth of Souls

“For man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.” (Old Testament | 1 Samuel 16:7) A friend recently sent me a private message over Facebook. He explained that a good friend of his is suffering from an addition to drugs. It is literally killing the friend, and emotionally and spiritually … Read more

Roadblock of the Mind

On the way home from work tonight, I waited my turn at the light just two blocks away from home. When I was clear, I turned left onto the boulevard, and drove about 30 feet, gradually catching up to the truck ahead of me. The driver of this truck waved to the car at their … Read more

The best laid schemes of mice and men

My plans at work for a Friday team training fell apart and were canceled on me. As I reflected on it, I found myself thinking of a line “The best laid schemes of mice and men” and couldn’t come up with the rest, or if it was applicable. I decided to use my extended memory, … Read more

A Rooster Wearing a Tuxedo

I saw a clever portrayal being shared on social media of a supposed hypocrisy of following “biblical principles.” This one was specifically targeting Chick-fil-A restaurants, which lends both financial and edible support to groups who promote “traditional” marriage and family, but also serves pork products with their breakfast meals. It was cute, but also showed … Read more