As a small boy I quickly learned how good home-made meals could taste after fasting and being deprived of breakfast. It took me quite a while to understand what the spiritual blessings of the...

When I was 13 years old, a cousin of mine introduced me to weight training. I remember doing a bunch of bicep curls and other exercises. I had no clue what I was doing....

When mom and dad sold their 340-acre farm on the Lehi north bench in 1957, they used the proceeds of the sale to buy a house, a new car, and a semi-truck with a...

Perfect Women. One of the topics where I feel most helpless. We all know there is no such thing as a perfect woman. We all know there is no such thing as a perfect man....

Dad handed me a five-dollar bill one Saturday in the Summer of 1960. I was twelve and had worked with bronze turkeys in Cedar Valley since school let out two months earlier. I expected...

I’ve been a fitness trainer for many years, and I feel lucky to have found a career that drives me to push myself physically, and to be mentally tough as I reach my fitness...

I snuggled as deep as possible into my old war-surplus sleeping bag on a very cold and windy November night in the Fall of 1957.  Dad told me to stay in my sleeping bag...

My Dad was a farmer. In my world that wasn’t unusual. Most of the adults I knew were farmers, sold stuff to farmers, or bought crops or livestock from farmers. At least that was...

Even the happiest people will have periods of feeling down or sad. Sometimes it’s the big stuff that triggers these feelings--like getting fired; financial problems, medical issues, grief and loss, or family conflict -...

Holidays are supposed to be a time of joy, and celebration, but for some people, they are anything but!  For those struggling with mental or physical health issues; loss of a loved one; being...