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 […]
I asked our Sunday School class how they felt about the classic board game ‘Monopoly’, and they responded mostly in unison that they HATED it. There were a few fans in the audience, but by and large, people were just over it and had little interest to play. I probed to find out why, and […]
The following is a 5-part video introducing the Hebrew root system of language composition and how it is used to infuse meaning within multiple layers of words in the Hebrew Bible (a.k.a. “Old Testament”). From the author: “We view the Bible from a western abstract perspective and view such Biblical words as law, commandments, […]