Improve Your Worst


Improve Your Worst My cello teacher always tells me that to get better at something, you can't improve on what you're already good at; you can only improve on your worst playing. That

Improve Your Worst2018-11-13T14:34:25-07:00

Severe Mercy


A Cruel Rescue Nine year-old Agnes Caldwell was a member of the Willie Handcart Company. When an early storm hit on October 19, she had already been walking since June.  Before the storm,

Severe Mercy2018-11-06T13:24:10-07:00

The Parable of the Donated Clothes


The Parable Mary's husband was unexpectedly deployed to Iraq. With six children ranging from 2 to 11 years old, her ward stepped in to help her out as much as possible in her

The Parable of the Donated Clothes2018-09-17T21:52:13-07:00

Puzzle Pieces of a Beautiful Life


Life Is a Puzzle Sometimes life feels like a giant puzzle. Remember puzzles? A jillion cardboard pieces  come in a box with a pretty picture on the cover. They seem to have no

Puzzle Pieces of a Beautiful Life2017-07-31T19:05:39-07:00

Lest Thou Forget


Memorial Day Memorial Day is a set apart day for us to remember those who have offered the ultimate sacrifice of their life to defend a cherished possession: our freedom. People much more

Lest Thou Forget2017-05-29T11:33:01-07:00

Embrace Failure


Embrace Failure   Peter's Failure On the last night of Jesus' life, he tells Peter (in Matthew 26:33-34, 74-75) that Peter will betray Him before the sun rises the next morning. Peter cannot

Embrace Failure2017-05-01T20:57:32-07:00

Grant Space for Mortals to be Humans


Mortals Are Human, Too "Certainly those who are less spiritually mature may indeed make serious mistakes—yet none of us should be defined only by the worst thing we have ever done." (2016–A:33, Kevin

Grant Space for Mortals to be Humans2017-07-10T21:21:36-07:00

Escape Routes and Flight Safety


Flight Safety and Escape Routes Flight Safety My brother is an accomplished pilot with some 50 years of experience under his belt. When I was young and he lived closer, I got

Escape Routes and Flight Safety2017-07-10T21:23:17-07:00