Nintendo on Mobile Devices – Good or Bad?

The scene above is an all too frequent occurrence in todays mobile society. Some of our youth are no longer able to function in groups unless they are protected by  a pseudonym, avatar, or anonymous tag. Some are unable to communicate without using hash tags. Having a face to face conversation with a teenager can be tricky if you don’t […]

October LDS Conference – Personal Recap

Like many things in life we all get to experience a first time. These first experiences often go un-noticed and are never thought of again. First near miss in for a traffic accident, first bloody nose, or first sliver. Most forgotten firsts are often unpleasant or uncomfortable, so our mind tries to block them out, […]

To Yom or not to Yom

One of my favorite Jewish holidays is the day of Yom Kippur. The very fact that the Jewish people set aside a special day to reflect and pray to God for forgiveness for sins committed throughout the year is kind of a neat idea. Althogh the tenants of the faith ask that you repent as soon […]

Lena – The first week.

It amazes me how much you forget about having a newborn. With our other kids walking talking and dressing themselves, I realize how precious a newborn is. I find myself watching her and wondering what she is thinking about. What does she dream? Does she smell? That place in my heart grows each day as […]

Introducing Marlena Marjorie Briggs

It is with a heart full of pure joy that I announce the birth of our newest child, Marlena Marjorie Briggs. Marlena was born at 2:10 pm on Friday September 12th, 2014. She weighed 7 lbs 4 oz and was 20″ long. Kari is sure that we have gone back in time and are looking […]

Two School Kids and a Little Baby!

It is going to be a big month for us. This week, well at least for the next three days, we have all of our kids in school. On friday we will have our sweet new baby Girl. I can hardly sleep with the anticipation. I find it hard to concentrate at work, and my […]

The Benefits of Prayer and Fasting

As I go through my lesson plans and through my own personal study I notice more and more the act of fasting to be an important part of all spiritual activities. As a kid I could not understand the practice of fasting. I didn’t understand fast offerings. For those of you that read this, fast offering […]

¿¿Fight for 15??

With all the talk of “Fight for 15” I am amazed at the short-sightedness of some people, I know that you may not agree but we are all welcome to our own opinions………

Ogden Utah Temple Tour

One of the great things about living in Utah is the ability to look out my back deck and see no fewer than 4 temples on a clear day. We are truly blessed that we are within public transit distance when many people around the world will need to get on a plane or long bus/car ride […]