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I have a friend... let's call her Sarah... who is particularly wise. I decided to create a page with striking ideas (sometimes paraphrased) that I hear her say. I'll throw in some of my own ideas too that are inspired by her kind of thinking. There's a big difference between administering and ministering. We need to understand that better in the church. People who seek...

Dear FL. I'm happy to hear you've made the decision to be baptized! It's such a blessing to be a member of this church. I hope you find the same peace that I and so many others have found here. Here's some advice I have for you as a new convert. It's free, so it's worth exactly what you're paying for...

I gave a talk today about choice and free agency. Thought I'd post it here in case it's helpful.

The "Mormon Church" has produced another fun Christmas video this year. According to the church's official channel on YouTube, the video tells the story of "a Christmas angel, a grumpy old man, and an unusual Christmas pageant." The story "remind us all that amid the shopping and commercialism, there is a way to keep Christ in Christmas; by giving the...

This video retells a classic story by Leo Tolstoy. A humble old shoemaker named Martin discovers that by helping those around him, he is really serving the Savior. Martin realizes that he has seen the Savior in the faces of the people he helped, and that by serving them, he has served Jesus Christ. This Christmas, look for ways you can...

This is my favorite Christmas video. It tells the story of three modern-day wise men who show us that the greatest gift we can give Jesus Christ is the will of our hearts. "And when we find him, will we be prepared as were the wise men of old to provide gifts from our many treasures?" - President Thomas S. Monson "...They...

In this touching video, a young girl quietly teaches her worried family about the true meaning of Christmas. Don't fall into the trap of Christmas-time business this year! Take some time out to contemplate the real "reason for the season." I love the quote at the end of the video: "To catch the real meaning of the spirit of Christmas, we...

Music is one of the best things about Christmas. For me, there's no better way to feel Christ's spirit than to listen to songs about His birth and mission. I've created a page that contains some of my favorite Christmas carols. I also recently learned that the Mormon Channel has created an online, commercial-free radio station that plays Christmas Music,...