General Conference 1956

Today starts General Conference 2016. For months, years maybe, I have heard our church, my church, the church I love so much is broke. That we are weak and lost and maybe beyond repair. I have heard all the negative awful stories of decline, seen them with my own eyes, and felt it in my …

Perceptions

When did it happen that we became afraid to talk to each other? All of us have different life experiences that lead us to interpret events, what people say, politics, and even the gospel differently. Even "knowing" someone does not mean that we fully know how they may interpret something that happens or that is …

We should have strong independent churches too…

Someone (I believe it was my father) once told me that the problem with raising strong, independent daughters was that you got strong, independent daughters. Now living with five strong, independent daughters I completely sympathize with this statement. (Hey dad, at least you only had one!) There are a number of days when I think …