Seminary is awesome!

Seminary is awesome!

At the beginning of September, my wife and I were sitting around wondering “what now?” We have kids, a home, Becca is done with school, business is good… We reached most of our goals, so what should we be doing next? As we discussed this, we decided we needed to focus on the religious side of things more: get better at daily scripture study, go to the temple more often,...

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BYU Speeches player with history

Update 10/26/2012:┬áThe history functionality needs some work. I’ve tweaked it to only log a play if you listen for at least 30 seconds (to avoid accidentally logging something that you didn’t actually listen to), and it won’t log additional plays after the first play until you’ve switched to a new talk (so you don’t end up with 15 “you started…”...

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Donations in kind to the LDS church

I’m a Mormon, and so I pay tithing to the LDS church. For me, this means 10% of my gross income. That is a lot of money, so I take advantage of any tax deductions that the government feels inclined to offer to those that make charitable donations. In the past I’ve just written a check, but I recently learned that donations can be made in kind. Back in the day that meant pigs,...

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Going back to college

Going back to college

It has finally happened: I’ve gone back to college. My friend Brandon has pointed out that I’m doing things backwards though. He says “you are supposed to go to school, graduate, be miserable for 40 years, THEN retire.” Regardless of whether I’m doing it backwards or not, I’m now a few weeks into the semester at BYU-Idaho. If you know that I live in...

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The Shepherds

Yesterday at church our Primary watched Luke 2, a short video about Christ’s birth. Part of the video shows angels coming to tell shepherds of the savior’s birth. During this part of the movie I thought to myself that it was a bit random that some shepherds saw angels when Christ was born. What made them so special? Why was it recorded in the Bible? Why weren’t other people...

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