Play Dates and the Innocent Child

A comment on another article got me stirred up this morning. I raised my kids before the advent of the playdate, (or maybe I was just finishing up at the birth of the playdate). I never had to deal with the social undertones that go on there. But, I recall visit...

Gospel Truth Versus Cultural Perception

A recent discussion in Sunday School has turned my thoughts lately to puzzling about cultural differences and how those differences relate to (how each of us perceives) the gospel plan. Every day we become more and more a worldwide church. I don't have all the...

Decisions Decisions Decisions

We all have decisions to make every day. Big ones. Little ones. Which career path to follow. What style to cut your hair. Ice cream or no ice cream, and if yes to ice cream, what flavor? Some decisions come with little or no apparant consequence, some come with huge...

What would you pull a ‘Rip Van Winkle’ for?

Rip Van Winkle got so tied up in what he was doing (not sure if it was sleeping, hunting, bowling, or just traipsing through the woods) that it caused him to lose track of time and re-enter his life years later, nearly forgotten by those he loved. Certain activities...

Choose Ye Which Day?

Here's a poser. I recently met with a former college roomate. It had been 30 years since we'd seen each other. I ducked out of the college thing early, married, and raised kids. She went the whole nine yards with schooling, graduated from BYU, ‘cuma sum'...