Saving our dead sister

From red to white in the Louisville Temple 5:00 am. The alarm rings. Denielle and I wake up, shower, and dress. My sister, Maria, sleeping in the boys’ room, wakes as well. We make a smoothie and grab some protein bars. We gather in the van. Maria offers a prayer. We back out of the garage, putting our faith in a loving God that He […]

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How a cub scout trip to City Hall could change the world

Answer to all life’s problems inspired by the mayor of Papillion “Yes?” asks Mayor Black, pointing to my son Neil. “My dad likes to pick up trash in the park,” Neil says, lowering his hand as he responds to the mayor’s question. “That’s good,” says the mayor. “That means I don’t need to use your money to hire more people to pick up trash in our […]

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Would you like to feed our pig?

“Hey kids, who wants to go feed a pig today?” asks Denielle over breakfast in our Nebraska housesit. No hands shot up but little Lydia’s and Casey’s. “Why would we do that?” Neil asked, rubbing at the sleep still in his eyes. “Doesn’t sound like fun.” “A member in our Church owns a small farm and said we could visit if we bring some slop for her pig,” Denielle […]

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Can anything sour in life be made sweet?

The following is an excerpt from Kyle’s book, Ask God. In preparation for hosting family and friends for a special event, my wife put me in charge of juicing lemons. To complete this task, I would slice the lemons down the middle and then hold the end over a ragged, dome-shaped electronic appliance that, when switched on, forced the juice out. Thirty minutes and twenty […]

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