Thursday, January 10, 2019

Lasting Impressions from 2018 #3: What is Truth?


My last deep impression I wanted to share from 2018 was a talk by Elder Christofferson entitled "Truth Endures."

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Monday, January 7, 2019

Lasting Impressions from 2018: #2 Laser-focused Trials



As I was reflecting on 2018, I wanted a record some of the things that left a lasting impression on me, things I have thought about long after I first read or heard them. This one involves a talk from Elder Johnson about trials that seem laser-focused to our weaknesses.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Lasting Impressions from 2018: #1 Our Relationship with Christ



As I was reflecting on 2018, I wanted a record some of the things that left a lasting impression on me, things I have thought about long after I first read or heard them. This one involves something I read in the Church News regarding each individual's potential for a relationship with Christ.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

2018 Snapshot


IN 2018
-We went to the Strawberry Festival in Buckhannon, WV
-Visited our last state park inn: McCormick's Creek State Park
-We bought a trampoline
-Drove out West to see family (including Utah, Colorado, and Arkansas)
-Saw the Grand Canyon
-Cheyenne started 2nd grade, Delaney 1st
-Cheyenne and Delaney both played soccer
-We found out we were having Baby #5-- a girl
-Thanksgiving this year was in WV with Sarah and Derek
-Cheyenne got baptized

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Validation, Your Gifts, and Serving the Lord


Are you one of those people who lives for a compliment? I used to be. I used to interact with people and wonder, "Do they think I'm awesome? Do they think I'm doing everything right?" I wanted to be the awesomest, "right-est" person they knew.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

What saturation in social media robs you of



1. Confidence in your identity and your abilities and attributes.

2. Originality, the ability to listen to promptings from the Spirit and do and create good things that make you happy.

This most recent10-day social media fast has made a lot of things clearer in my mind than they ever have been, and I'm so grateful for it.