Thoughts from My Personal Journal
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The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ
Challenges, Adversity, Suffering, Difficulties, Opposition, Tragedies
Common Everyday Life
Education, Academics, Schooling, Training
Faith, Religion, God, Church
Government, Legislation, Politics, War
History, Historical Context, Studying History
Independence, Liberty, Freedom
Law, Law Practice, Jurisprudence
Pondering the Scriptures
Sports, Athletics, Health
THOUGHT: April 28, 2020
My most important position, and my most important responsibilities, in life revolve around my position as husband, father, and grandfather. I hope to add great-grandfather to that list in the not too distant future.
THOUGHT: May 10, 2020
This is my first Mother’s Day on this earth without my mother. I am praying that she is happy and enjoying her situation immensely.
THOUGHT: May 22, 2020
I believe two responsible parents can raise a child a lot better than any village can raise a child.
THOUGHT: May 31, 2020
What kind of education should we want for our children? I want them to have the ability to read well, write effectively, count correctly, understand the Bill of Rights, and speak convincingly.
THOUGHT: June 25, 2020
Giving everyone a trophy does not make all of them winners. It is a poor substitute for responsible parenting and actually makes all of them losers. It will produce a generation incapable of developing genuine self-esteem.
THOUGHT: July 10, 2020
If you raise your children right, then you can spoil your grandchildren. If you spoil your children, then you will have to raise your grandchildren.
THOUGHT: July 11, 2020
Genuine love takes feelings to a higher level, a level of commitment.
THOUGHT: July 13, 2020
Love must grow out of imperfect situations, or it grows not at all because there are no perfect situations. There are no perfect situations because there is no perfect person, much less two perfect people who happen to develop a relationship with one another.
THOUGHT: July 14, 2020
Love overlooks the imperfections.
THOUGHT: August 4, 2020
Unborn lives matter.
THOUGHT: September 23, 2020
Observing the birthdays of my 19 grandchildren makes for a continuous reminder that life is truly short.
THOUGHT: October 20, 2020
I know of no sounds that are more pleasant than the sound of young children laughing.
THOUGHT: October 22, 2020
I fear there are many a husband who tells his wife he loves her only over the pulpit and on social media.
THOUGHT: January 17, 2021
I could have grown a vegetable garden without my children’s “help,” and probably easier. But I love my children and want them to learn, grow, and progress. God can do His own work without us, definitely easier. But he mostly does His work through men and women, all of whom He loves. He loves His children dearly and He wants them to learn, grow, and progress.
THOUGHT: January 27, 2021
It is good to entertain some company in your home from time to time so that you will be motivated to clean it.