Who Are Utah’s Biggest Air Polluters?

It’s that time of year again in Utah. The weather has definitely turned and the air has become tasty and thick. Pictures on Instagram of hikers rising above the inversion in the Wasatch Front have clogged my feed in the last week. Per the usual seasonal uproar, all of the locals will complain about the […]

True Confessions From 2016

This year I’m starting a new tradition. We all make lists of resolutions an plan on making things different, but all of those efforts ring hollow to me, and I rarely participate in the game of out-with-the-old-in-with-the-new anyway. I do like a good reset though, and what better way to reset your life than to […]

On Accepting Christ’s Infinite Forgiveness

for that which ye have seen me do even that shall ye do 3 Nephi 27:21 One of the most attractive aspects of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in my opinion, is that it isn’t just a set of rules or philosophies put down by someone great, but instead a set of teachings AND a set of […]

A Scriptural Study of Marriage

If you are like me, you want to know what the Lord expects of you in your marital relationship. This is meant to help you figure that out for yourself. Laws: the principles and regulations established in a community by some authority and applicable to its people Rites: the formal or ceremonial acts or procedures prescribed […]

If You Can’t Change My Circumstances, Then Change My Heart

For a long time I have been praying, quite regularly, for the Lord to change my circumstances. Make my dog more obedient. Make my son interested in reading. Change how things are going at work. Change my relationship with my wife. Fix the broken car. After all, the God of creation, who loves me as […]

I Thirst

She comes in dreams reverence quenching in a gaze and I’m found   She vanishes ahead of times and places and pressure to perform   Groping for the memory of the moment Was it real?   Wrapped in sleep? Birthing thirst for missing admiration?   By her grace I’m loved She sees as He sees […]

It’s Complicated

Look, I’m no expert. I’m not. I barely feel competent in my own professional field. I don’t pretend to grand knowledge. I think it is hubris for anyone to pretend to grand knowledge. The world is simply too big and too complex to get any kind of real handle on. When you add up all […]

Getting Creative in Advertising

Sometimes your advertising need to evoke emotion or present pictures that don’t make a lot of sense when you compare them to the rest of the world. This is one of those ads for me. It came to me like a dream and when I saw what it could be, I couldn’t let it go. […]

Why I Stay

There have been too many “high-profile” LDS folk taking their stories to blogs, social media, and to traditional media, for me not to address the topic of popularity, right now. I’m a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have been my whole life. Lest you think that is somehow a […]

The Problem of Abraham

Christians, Jews, and Muslims struggle with the story of Abraham. And many who seek to tear down or dissuade others from organized religion, Jehovah worship in particular, use the story of Abraham as an example of an unjust, uncaring God who can neither be loving nor interested in human suffering. Setting aside all of the […]