8 ways to Be happy and single


As I went through college I heard this saying all the time:  “Before you date you should be happy being alone.” In other words, you shouldn’t rely on another person to make you happy. But aren’t we wired with that desire to love and be loved?  Aren’t we commanded to cling to our spouse and…

8 ways We Cope with Grief


My stomach was still recovering from the largest meal of the year. The turkey decorations were scattered throughout the living room and the thankful jar overflowed. The end of the year is usually a happy season.  A time of thankfulness, remembering the birth of Jesus, time with family, and holiday festivities. But November 2012 and December 2013 became…

8 ways to Be a better Home and Visiting teacher


You’re sitting in church, head down, looking at the time.  It’s been a long 3 hours since you arrived and your thoughts wander to the big presentation at work tomorrow, feeding the 3 kids while your wife goes to work after church, and on top of that the masters program demands a 35 page paper due…

8 ways to Remain unhappy


We all have our hard days.  There’s no denying that. But when it becomes a constant struggle and affects our ability to function, it’s time to take action.  To do this, we need to understand where we place the blame for our unhappiness. It comes down to two choices. #1. We allow outside influences to determine our feelings.…

8 ways to Truly follow Jesus Christ


People have told me I’m not a Christian. I almost laugh because the name of the church I belong to is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am confident that it is not my actions or beliefs that lead others to believe I’m not a Christian.  It’s what others have told them. I believe in Jesus Christ by…