Friday, December 26, 2008

Contributing writer for

I am now a contributing writer for My articles can be found here.

I will write a few articles a week on dogs and I'll try to tie in a Phoenix flavor to most of them. Please go to the site and let me know what you think.



Matthew 8:19-20 - Priorities

19 And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

(New Testament | Matthew 8:19 - 20)

I love these short and simple verses. Jesus, He who created the world, lived very humbly in it. It’s not difficult to find Ebenezer Scrooges (pre-conversion) all around. The media fawns over the rich and famous and tells us that we should idolize great wealth. Yet, He who placed the riches into the earth, never went searching after them.
I’ve heard certain televangelists boast of their great wealth as they preach the gospel of greed. We need to remember, I need to remember, that Jesus was not concerned about wealth, prestige, or fame. He lived a humble life, frequently dependent on others for His temporal welfare. He sought to do His Father’s will and not His own.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Mesa Temple at Christmas

I love going to the temples at Christmas time to see the beautiful lights and other attractions. I live near the Mesa, Arizona temple. They have musical performances every evening by local high school bands, various denominations, and other LDS musicians. Inside the temple visitor's center there are nativity scenes from around the world.

For more information and a list of who is performing when, please go here.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Devotional

Every year the LDS church has a Christmas devotional where our prophet and his counselors will share some of our views about Jesus Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of the world. If you're curious about our beliefs this would be worth watching. It will be held tonight, December 7th at 6:00 p.m. mountain time. A link to a video stream can be found here.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Hey KoC

Here's a picture of the family. There really are four of us boys in the home.