Hi there…

Yes, it has been almost a month since I last posted. That has never happened before without a planned “dark” phase. This time, it just kinda happened. There are several reasons, which, added together, kind of brought the blog to a screeching halt.

First, much of my blogging interaction is through Social Media. Sadly, I have lost much of the enjoyment of that world, as it has been more and more “Anti-Social Media,” as of late.

Next, on a happier note, we have had a couple new additions to our family – a new grandson and a new granddaughter. Joyful stuff. Traveling to see them and family has been great.

Also, the old COVID-19 has made business much more difficult. Much more effort is required to make a buck. It has demanded much more of my attention.

Finally, this last week I was pretty sick. Bad enough to get tested for the COVID. (When your wife finds you kneeling on the floor unable to breath she makes you get a test.) It was negative, but it was a rough upper-respiratory/digestive bug that laid me out. Missed five days of work for the first time in forever.

Oh, and I turned 59 last Sunday, which isn’t all that exciting.

Yet, I’m still here, fighting the good fight, and feeling a lot better.

Friday I will be teaching a class for the LDSPMA Conference. Next week I will be back with a new Sunday post. Wednesday, October 30, I proud to be a part of an Anniversary Celebration for the Family Proclamation, so watch for that. And then of course, my traditional General Conference Observations will go on as normal.

I have missed your insight, banter and friendship – I aint going anywhere.


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  1. As I look at the picture of your wonderful family, it reminds me of the verse found in 3 John 1:4 – “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.”

  2. Life happens and sometimes we don’t get to do everything we want to! So glad you had some good with the bad and that you’ll be back…especially for conference!!! Love your insights…thank you so very much.

  3. Dang. I’m glad you’re doing better. I’ve missed the posts, I always pick up something valuable from them. Stay well, you have as beautiful family who loves you a brunch and others who count on the light( you provide each week (offline and online family)

  4. Glad you are back! Happy New Babies, and Well Done on getting better.
    Enjoy the cooler weather. Maybe fall is here.

  5. Congrats on the family additionadditions. Grandbabies are the best!! Glad it wan negative on Covid and that you are better. You were missed! And, ditto on the social media…

  6. I’m so glad you’re feeling better!!!! Hang in there…we can do this 🙂

  7. Glad to hear you’re still on the planet (such as it currently is)!! Thanks for the update and hope you’ll write a blog about your COVID test. There surely must be a gospel corollary in there somewhere! 🙂

    1. I enjoy your posts so much, but I know life happens. How exciting to have the new additions to your family! Thanks for sharing yourself with us. You are a wonderful reflection of His light to me…and others. Tonight I will include you and yours in my prayers.

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