During his address to the women of the Church this past General Conference, Dieter F. Uchtdorf said the following… “When we [give others control over how we feel and behave], we are driven about by every wind of opinion—and in this day of ever present social media, those winds blow at hurricane intensity.” Near our … More Overcoming the Winds of Opinion on Social Media
Over the past year, several friends have experienced the heartbreaking tragedy of losing a child during the third trimester of pregnancy. My wife and I recently experienced the birth of our second child, and part of me feels guilt when I read these heart wrenching stories of my friends who have suffered such loss. They … More Little Children are Alive in Christ
It’s hard to even find words to begin writing this. These are the types of things we don’t plan on ever writing, at least not now. During my high school years, while I was beginning to learn about the Church, I grew close to a very special family, the Brandts. The father of the family, … More Coping With Early Death
Tragedy seems to be hitting us on a regular basis, prompting many to ask, “Where is God in all of this?” Why would God just standby and let His children take the lives of so many others, and not do anything about it? Many blame Him for the outcome of such events, saying that it’s … More Why Does God Allow So Much Tragedy?
It’s been a couple of weeks now, and hopefully you’ve been exposed to a certain YouTube video of a woman who purchased a Chewbacca mask, not knowing that it made the Chewbacca growl when she opened her mouth while wearing it, consequently finding herself in pure, contagious laughter. This video has been viewed 5.7 million … More Chasing Happiness