I recently had a chance to speak at the Las Vegas Spring Mountain Stake Youth Conference, held in the mountains above Kingman, AZ. As part of the preparation for their 2-day trek, they studied the account of Nephi’s family leaving Jerusalem behind and setting out to into the wilderness. Before I came to speak to them, I […]
The following are notes and slides from a Teacher Development class I put on for the Sunday School + Auxiliary teachers in the Laguna Creek 1st Ward. Additional materials shared in class: Higher Order Questions
A funny thing happens at the beginning of the year. Lots of talk about new beginnings, lots of goals set. Gyms are full of overloaded cardio machines and packed zumba classes, 80% of whose patrons won’t last a month. And when someone asks what my resolution is for the new year, I get to say […]
An experience I had when attempting to index old foreign language records, as featured on LDS.org
Today’s installment of “Let Truth Come Whence It May” features a masterful, inspired talk by Dr. Brene Brown. Dr Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In this poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well […]
Excerpts from a presentation about how to feel the Spirit. Originally titled “Tuning In”, given Especially For Youth 2014 in San Antonio, TX and Provo, UT. Have you ever used a tuning fork? Musicians and doctors use them to help figure out whether an instrument, musician, or physical body is truly ‘in tune’…meaning whether it is […]
I shared this video as at EFY 2014, as part of the presentation entitled “Burned Out”. I hope its message resonates somewhere deep.
The following slides, images, and quotes are excerpts from the presentation “Temple Prep for Teens”, originally given at Especially for Youth 2014 in San Antonio, TX, and Provo, UT.
“When it starts raining, it is too late to begin building the ark. … We … need to listen to the Lord’s spokesmen. We need to calmly continue to move ahead and prepare for what will surely come. We need not panic or fear, for if we are prepared, spiritually and temporally, we and our […]
“The plan of redemption must start with the account of the fall of Adam. In the words of Moroni, ‘By Adam came the fall of man. And because of the fall of man came Jesus Christ, … and because of Jesus Christ came the redemption of man’ (Mormon 9:12). Just as a man does not […]
“God himself, who sits enthroned in yonder heaven, is a man like one of you. That is the great secret. If the veil were rent today and you were to see the great God who holds this world in its orbit and upholds all things by his power, you would see him in the image […]