…the parched land shall become a pool, and the thirsty lands springs of water…(Isaiah 35:7)

Christ is My Lord

Today, I sang “O Holy Night” in my ward. There had been a mix-up. I thought I was supposed to sing it next week. I had told my accompanist that very thing. When I showed up, there was my name on the program.

You’ll Never Walk Alone

In 1945, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein wrote a musical called Carousel. It was based on an earlier non-musical play by  Ferenc Molnár  called Liliom. A number of well known songs came from that musical. One of them though is particularly inspiring and has been recorded by numerous artists and even been adopted as theme for a soccer club in […]

What About My Daughters

I have always repudiated any philosophy that is based on a victim posture. This idea that women are frail, inferior, and in need of male protection is the most odious philosophy I can think of in terms of damage to women. I raised strong children who can make their own decisions and deal with the consequences of those decisions.

Restore My Dear Savior, the Light of Thy Face

There is are many things that I dearly love about the temple. The peace and serenity that is there for one thing. The fact that silence is accepted and indeed encouraged. The warmth and kindness of ordinance workers who recognize the need for a comforting hand on the shoulder. In all of these things as […]