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Be Tireless For the Lord

Be Tireless For the Lord

I was sitting here ready to write this blog post. I was really tired and ready to go to bed but I try to write something every night. When I realized that I forgot to schedule the building for a member of my ward. She had a large laundry list of dates she wanted me to schedule for her. The thought came to me that I am so eager to do this blog and build my own kingdom that I am not working on the kingdom of God. I was even going to just postpone doing that until tomorrow and...

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Keep Trying - Encouragement

Keep Trying - Encouragement

"Everything will work out" is a catch phrase that has lost its meaning to me. Every time something big, terrible and ugly comes into my life, the first thing that people say to me is "Everything will work out". I heard a talk in Sacrament meeting the other Sunday that gave me a different look at things. In the talk the Grandpa had asked his little grandson what would happen if he put his hand into the big t-rex head that they were looking at and the grandson said "Grandpa don't worry that is just a museum it won't hurt...

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Eduardo Balderas - Spanish Translator Unsung Hero

Eduardo Balderas - Spanish Translator Unsung Hero

One of my heroes is Eduardo Balderas. Eduardo was the Spanish translator for theĀ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsĀ for many years. He was not always one of my heroes but I grew to love him during my mission. While serving a mission in Venezuela and Florida, I started reading many of then, the then Missionary Library in Spanish. Almost everyone of the books that I was reading said "Translated by Eduardo Balderas". As I researched his story I was impressed by his understanding of the Scriptures. Spanish is a unique language, there are fewer Spanish words than English...

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Lest We Forget . . .

Lest We Forget . . .

Yesterday I went to the video game store with my son. We were looking through the selection of old Wii games. I saw a World War II game called Blazing Angels that looked fun and I showed it to him. He had no idea what WWII even meant. Of course he is only 9, however, I bought the game so that I could have conversations about World War II and why it is important. I began to cry as I explained to him the treatment of the Jews. I got thinking about my life and how pleasant and peaceful life...

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