Utterly Wasted

Both the Jewish faith and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have a strong relationship to a prophecy at the end of the Old Testament concerning the return of the prophet Elijah.  Elijah is famously known for his showdown with the Priests of Baal in 1 Kings 18.  His return was prophesied hundreds…

Sometimes

Sometimes we can learn and study and know, and sometimes we have to believe, trust, and hope.  –M. Russell Ballard

The Allegory of the Olive Tree

  The longest chapter in the Book of Mormon happens to be one of my favorites.  It’s a beautiful telling of the Olive Tree Allegory which is hinted at several times in the Bible, but missing from that text.  The Book of Mormon quoting this story helps to offer context not only for this life,…

Wonderful | Smile

Many things in life are a matter of perspective. Ronald Regan famously quipped, “Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.” Perspective truly makes a difference. Miracles are also a matter of perspective and understanding the core of the word helps…

The Faith To Repent

This talk was given at the Oak Creek Ward in Meridian Idaho on 23 April 2017. Often when a member of the Bishopric will ask you to give a talk they will ask you to stay within a theme or reference a talk from General Conference.  I asked for permission to choose my own and…