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The Truth of Desire

September 08th, 2017 by G.

We have the kids’ beds all in one room, barracks- or ward-style, while we do some remodeling.  I was teasing my toddler and tickling her one afternoon when I heard one of my school-age daughters say, “Dad?” I turned and she had a huge grinning pleading expression on her face.  “Dad, would you tickle me too?” she said.  So I did.  It was a blast.

Become as a little child, the Savior said.  (more…)

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September 08th, 2017 06:03:56

A Day in the Life of President Howard W. Hunter

August 29th, 2017 by G.

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On the sweetness of Mormon life. (more…)

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August 29th, 2017 07:30:04

Boy Prayer

June 29th, 2017 by MC

Two nights ago, my little daughter had a fever. She asked me if I could say “a boy prayer.”

“What’s a boy prayer?” I asked.

“It’s where you put your hands on my head and you say a prayer for me. Only boys can do them.”

I’m grateful for the restored power and authority to give boy prayers for my family.

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June 29th, 2017 00:58:26

Signs of the times

June 25th, 2017 by Vader

Signs of the times.

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June 25th, 2017 14:48:17

The Baptism of the Son

June 12th, 2017 by G.

On the sweetness of Mormon life.

An old cowboy bears his testimony. he is being released from the bishopric. It is his 3rd bishopric. He cries when he speaks. He say’s he’ll miss the friendship. His successor is a dirt contractor who “grew up rough.”
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June 12th, 2017 04:43:05

Broccoli Buccaneers.

April 10th, 2017 by G.

On the sweetness of family life.

Two of your younger children ask if they can use your truck. (more…)

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April 10th, 2017 05:21:52

The Light of Heaven

March 20th, 2017 by G.

On the sweetness of Mormon life. (more…)

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March 20th, 2017 07:02:50

The Youth of the Church

March 12th, 2017 by G.

On the sweetness of Mormon life. (more…)

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March 12th, 2017 19:55:19

Too Young to Work

February 20th, 2017 by G.

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February 20th, 2017 07:21:18

More Practical Mormonism

January 17th, 2017 by G.

Tools are beautiful. Even the words for tools and their parts have a charm to them. Tang, ferrule. They are most beautiful when you know their use because you have used them, such that your hula hoe has some hint of ripe tomato in your mind. (more…)

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January 17th, 2017 08:30:44

Small Affections

January 09th, 2017 by G.

Saturday you drive a van of youth, ages 12 – 17, 3 hours to the temple.  They talk happily the whole time.  Riddles, books, rubik’s cubes, music.  You are amazed at the health of it.

Sunday one of them slowly, gropingly, fervently bears his testimony about the temple.  It was his first time.

Your Elder Quorums’ President is in a kilt.  His daughter saved her money to buy it for him for Christmas, he says.  So he is wearing it.

You meet a man who is there for the first time.  His family will be joining him in June.  You invite him over to dinner along with your home-teaching family.  It turns out he had been fasting because he was sad from loneliness.

 

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January 09th, 2017 08:01:10

Sleeping Younguns

December 21st, 2016 by G.

On the sweetness of Mormon life.

Really, on the sweetness of fatherhood and motherhood.

There is something irreplaceable about carrying your small, sleeping children to bed.  It is an experience that never palls. (more…)

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December 21st, 2016 08:38:24

A New Aristocracy

December 13th, 2016 by G.

How can you not check out a general conference talk titled “The New Aristocracy“? (Saturday morning, October 1974, Elder Faust).

It did not disappoint.

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December 13th, 2016 08:28:27

A Good Day

December 07th, 2016 by G.

You take the sacrament.

You interview your children one by one and bless them as a father while your wife takes treats to the farm wife she visit teaches.

Your family goes to your office to decorate it for Christmas.  Your daughters arrange the nativity, your son’s eyes gleam when you pull out the model train.

A good day.

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December 07th, 2016 09:09:34

The Saints Together

November 30th, 2016 by G.

Friday morning you show up three hours from your home in the New Mexican city to visit your brother and his family.  You realize you don’t know the address of his new home and don’t have directions.  You also realize that  you forgot to bring your phone with you. (more…)

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November 30th, 2016 10:18:15