Watch your step!
This is a lesson I had to learn early in life. They called me “Crash” for a little while thanks to my adventures in knocking out my three front teeth by falling down the stairs and breaking my arm not long after. I looked a bit like this little girl on the left…
Continue reading Everything I Need to Know… (part 7)
I get it from my dad.
Until I’d been a missionary for some time, I never quite realized just how much I have in common with my dad. My ridiculous sense of humor? Yeah. I get it from my dad… And I love it.
Continue reading Everything I Need to Know… (part 6)
Put a little windex on it!
It may have started off as a quote from a movie, but when your dad (who doesn’t like movies) quotes My Big Fat Greek Wedding at you, there’s got to be something else behind it.
There can’t be one giant fix-all for your problems… Can there? Continue reading Everything I Need to Know… (part 5)
“It’s part of growing up.”
I’ve got three words for you:
Life. Is. Hard.
If you’re anywhere from 8 to 888 years old, you’re probably well aware of this fact. And if you’re not yet, you will be soon. Continue reading Everything I Need to Know… (part 4)
Elder L. Tom Perry of the quorum of the 12 Apostles briefly recounts and explains Joseph Smith’s experience when he knelt down to pray in the spring of 1820.
Being in a skirt and wearing a nametag day in and day out usually draws some attention. Especially when you’re riding around on a bike, too. A lot of people ask us if we’re Jehovah’s Witnesses, which we’re not, and a lot of other people turn us away without even listening to what we have to say. Some days it’s hard, but after the first few weeks or so in the field, you get used to it.
One thing I never tire of, however, is hearing what some people already think about our church. Sometimes they already know a lot. Other times we get the usual misconceptions. Sometimes people mix us up with the Amish. A lot of people think we’re not Christian. But I think my favorite was something we heard from a construction worker who we stopped to talk to outside while he was eating his lunch. After chatting for a little bit, the conversation went a little something like this: Continue reading “Well… That’s a new one.”