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Seminary: The Boy Joseph

I’m into my second week of teaching Seminary and I feel like I was dropped into the deep end. Swimming in waves and waves of resources, tools and historical facts, figures, locations and stories… I worried: how on earth are we going to cover so much in so little time? And at 6am! What could […]

Bishop Curry didn’t kill Phillip

Well of course you know that I watched the royal wedding. I had a list as long as my arm of things I needed to get done but there I was, glued to the pomp and the circumstance like 2 billion other souls on the planet. The celebs and their iconic wardrobe choices (in contrast […]

For you: trusted by God

There are many Nephi’s and Lehi’s written of in the Book of Mormon- and I suppose the real celebrity status of the names is afforded to the original father-son duo of Jerusalem and the wilderness, who came across the seas to the promised land. The Nephi I write to you about today is Alma [the younger’s] great grandson […]

Sustaining a prophet in my dining room

Over Conference weekend I found myself buried under a pile of work that I wanted to catch up on. I’d resolved to store general conference sessions up so that I might make my usual pilgrimage the next day: I’d listen to the sessions as I wandered through art museums, searching for those paintings that depicted the […]

Conference Pilgrimage October 2017

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 […]

Lehi’s Last Chat with Jacob

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 […]

Elder McKee, [almost] signing off!

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 […]