I realized how true the following verses are today recently, as I drove a highway along the Florida Keys. In times past, driving on land was very difficult. Water based travel was much, much faster. From about the time of this revelation, things have been changing such that land and air based travel seems to … Continue reading

With every problem the Savior could have set his mind to solve when here upon the earth, it is interesting that he did not chooses to solve the energy crisis, or expose the laws of relativity, or any host of things he might have done. He chose to do miracles to heal the sick and … Continue reading

A great quote: "Speaking of eternity, let me ask you: Can you imagine living forever? What are you going to do? Get up in the morning and watch the ten millionth superbowl on TV . . . eat your 457 billionth pepperoni pizza? Really? What are you going to do for all those billions of … Continue reading

Thought for the day from a work conversation. Patience is not a weakness; it's an enabling power for very hard things. It doesn't mean one does not know how to push; rather it means one can choose when to push, and when an objective is more likely if one chooses to be patience.

In Japan just now, I watched an older woman stand and give her seat to a mother and young daughter, then engage in a pleasant conversation with a new found friend, the husband. That prompted me 10 minutes later when a mother carrying a baby and helping a young daughter boarded the train to give … Continue reading

I believe that in the next life, we will know ourselves so well from our time in this life, that we will be allowed to choose what reward we will receive.  It's interesting to contemplate what restrictions some will place upon themselves, because what they learned about him or herself in this life. Doctrine and … Continue reading

Commitments are critical to real success because they extract our finest efforts. "Suppose one day they told high jump contestants – today there are no crossbars – just go out on the field and jump your highest and we have a laser gun that will measure it. Would the contestants reach their greatest heights? Somehow … Continue reading

I think this is an under appreciated prayer. "May the gates of hell be shut continually before me, because that my heart is broken and my spirit is contrite! O Lord, wilt thou not shut the gates of thy righteousness before me, that I may walk in the path of the low valley, that I … Continue reading

This Thanksgiving morning, I'm grateful that God has a plan, and part of that plan is creating incredibly strong, honest, and integrated individuals as I see depicted in this movie. It is not easy to change things, but like Jackie must have discovered, being good, in all its forms, makes change possible. 42