Author Archives: Jeff

Clinging is Not Enough

Three Times in Three Months Shortly before he was called to be a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Elder Neil L. Andersen was asked to deliver one of the weekly devotionals held every Tuesday at Brigham Young … Continue reading

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Gospel

The Most Powerful Conference Talk That Was Never Given

Maiden Speeches Oftentimes, there is much excitement when a newly elected or appointed leader gives their first public address to their constituents, which is often referred to as a “maiden speech.” Traditionally, this maiden speech consists of a general statement … Continue reading

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Gospel

Lessons Learned While Remodeling

Every time I hear the words, “Welcome back,” I invariably think of the 1970’s sitcom, “Welcome Back, Kotter.” I was pretty young, but I still remember the ‘Sweathogs,’ including John Travolta’s star-making role as Vinnie Barbarino, and I believe I had … Continue reading

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family

Thanksgiving Point Half Marathon 2013

Our family ran in the Thanksgiving Point Races again this year. Our daughter was hoping to run one more half-marathon before she left on her LDS mission to Lima Peru. We thought we would be able to train together, and … Continue reading

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family, Races

Keeping Things in Perpsective

In Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, Launcelot observes: “It is a wise father that knows his own child.” I admit it has been a while since my last blog, so I thought I had better take a moment to update what … Continue reading

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family, Writing

Book Review: Toby Gold and the Secret Fortune

Toby Gold is a seventh grader in Wallingford, Connecticut who has always known that he is good with money – but has no idea how good until he discovers a dangerous hidden society of money and intrigue that co-exists with … Continue reading

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Reviews

Zombie Chase Wrap-Up

So, I wasn’t planning on running the Zombie Chase 5K in Provo, Utah last weekend, but my two older kids signed up and talked me into joining them. I was hesitant for several reasons: the race was only a 5K (I came … Continue reading

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family, Races

Happy Halloween!

I feel old tonight. Seems every day I am reminded that my children are growing up way too fast. The three older children no longer trick-or-treat. One is working, one is on a double date, and the other one is hanging out … Continue reading

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Jury Duty

“The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed…” (US Constitution, Article III, Section 2, Paragraph 3). Last … Continue reading

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Government

BYU-Utah Rivalry Week

Usually I’m not one to get caught up in hype, but every year when BYU and the University of Utah play each other in football, there is almost a palpable excitement in the air and it is difficult to ignore … Continue reading

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