A month or so ago Elder Alan Phillips visited with us and something he said in sacrament meeting has made an impression on me. He observed that here and there in the Church today, he comes across gatherings where the saints place emphasis on perhaps not the right things. Activities, socialising and what he called […]

This past weekend was a semi-annual conference of my Church, where modern-day prophets, apostles and other leaders counsel with millions of members worldwide via satellite and internet. In six sessions messages of hope, love, warning and counsel are given. Since living in London, I’ve made a tradition for myself of listening to #ldsconf while roaming […]

Early this summer I went to an evensong service at Westminster Abbey. I always maintain that although Westminster Abbey is the beautiful and historic site of such events as Kate and William’s royal wedding- it’s surely the dustiest building in all of England. You’d think they could run a mop around with the number of […]

Here’s a lesson I taught at institute this summer. As with all the lessons I put together and record here, I wish I had a way to remember all of the comments that come out of our discussions. Those moments of sharing the spirit and sharing ideas are sacred moments of testimony and growth that […]

Sister Alana McCormack is serving as a family history missionary in our ward. She spends a lot of her time being the kind of missionary who jumps across the veil from time to time. I love her willingness to quietly serve others. She is a smartie and I love her. Here is her talk from […]

Exactly a week from today will be the day little brother, Elder Connor McKee, is finished serving a two year, full-time voluntary mission for the Church. I am enormously proud and terribly excited to join him and my parents in France next week. Connor worked harder than anybody I know to be able to serve […]

In fast and testimony meeting a sister bore her testimony of what she perceived to be a great spiritual battle waging in our time. All around, she said, the adversary threatened the spirituality of God’s children- and she wondered how we might more effectively wield our swords of the spirit; adorned in the armour of […]