A Family History Boost from Hollywood

A Family History Boost from Hollywood

A few weeks ago, a sweet, older sister in our ward asked if she could come visit our house and teach me about family history. I’ve done a decent share of family history and quite a bit of indexing. (When I was unable to work after my knee surgery a couple of years...
Heavenly Job Chart

Heavenly Job Chart

Dear John, Yesterday morning, Spencer had meticulously set up a complicated game.  He proudly announced he was finished and wanted us to look at what he’d done.  Then, just to be mean, you came over, knocked it all down and stole a piece so that Spencer wouldn’t be...
Phone Tag

Phone Tag

I was missing Elder Scott a little during Conference this past weekend.  I listened to one of his talks this morning.  In it, he says, “Why does the Lord want us to pray to Him and to ask? Because that is how revelation is received.”  That got me thinking...
Training Wheels

Training Wheels

All summer John has been cruising around on his bike with one (squeaky) training wheel.  Aside from alerting everyone that he is coming, the squeaky wheel has been a convenient way for him to practice not having the wheel touch the ground and balancing with it up off...
Prioritizing the Family

Prioritizing the Family

A few weeks ago, I was asked to speak in church on The Family: A Proclamation to the World and The Living Christ.  I knew this would be a daunting task and I didn’t have much time to prepare my talk.  I prayed for the Holy Ghost to help guide me in what to say...