Browsing All posts tagged under »faith«

Embracing Imperfection

February 10, 2014


My missionary is home . . . early.  For many of you your first thought is pity for me because you assume he has a moral issue and that I’m embarrassed. Or perhaps he was poorly committed to a mission, like so many young men seem to be these days. Or ill-prepared in the first […]

Into the Wilderness

October 19, 2013


Originally published at Real Intent I’ve been on a bit of a sabbatical for the past 6 months, moving from one wilderness to another to yet another. Three years in wildernesses of one kind or another, following decades of wildernesses of different kinds. It has been a refreshing experience. If you’ll forgive a bit of […]

Public Dissent and Private Responsibility

January 24, 2013


My oldest daughter couldn’t find a building for her young mothers group to practice volleyball anywhere last night, even though we live in the land of LDS chapels within every 8-block grid. The reason: their elders quorum had the building scheduled every Thursday night until the Second Coming from 6PM-10PM. Yes, you read that right. […]

Powerful Prayer

January 23, 2013


This morning I went to my knees again over a situation that I don’t have the ability to change. It’s important and present, and as deadlines approach and I turn again to the Lord in prayer, it is with much less anxiety than I have before. For months I have had prayers answered one after […]

No Turning Back Now

November 7, 2012


While half of our nation is in a relative state of mourning the morning after, the Church has great reason to rejoice. No matter which US political party won, the gospel triumphed. When the Savior visited the people on this continent after his death in Jerusalem, on his second day ministering he shared these words: […]

The Lord’s Plan to Prepare

October 9, 2012


…An unseen power will aid me and you in the glorious cause of truth … Courage, for the Lord is on our side … These words have been going around and around in my mind last night and this morning as I’ve yearned in prayer toward the Lord. Not in fearful “oh please oh please” […]

A New Beginning

September 26, 2012


Not quite a birth, but sort of a marriage! I’m so deeply pleased to announce the beginning of great new relationship. Twenty-three faithful authors have joined me to create Real Intent, a gathering place to discuss pragmatic issues surrounding our LDS faith. We are focusing on increasing personal faith, strengthening families, and effectively engaging in […]

Digging Deep Wells

September 16, 2012


I sat in the evening session of Stake Conference last night as scrambled as a Kal-toh game. Organize kids to help, pick tomatoes, wash and boil and icewater and skin them (the tomatoes), cut and squeeze and blend and boil them, add spices, chop onions and peppers and add them, turn down to simmer, hurry […]