Christmas in the Air

A Slam Sonnet Composed for the annual Hilton Christmas Eve Talent Show 24 December 2016 ‘Tis the season. The one that is merry And bright. With chestnuts roasting on the fire. Felt in dreams of the sugarplum fairy; In the singing of a street corner choir. Bah! Humbug! You say, hard and sharp as flint. […]

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What is the Meaning of a Mission?

My sister returned from her mission in Tallahassee, Florida on Thursday sparking a resurgence of mission memories and feelings. As we all sat in the Stake President’s office for her release, I was transported back four and half years or so to when I was in her position—occupying an odd liminal space bridging past and […]

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Live in Faith with Hope for the Future

So, about a month ago, I started dating an incredible, generous, fantastic woman. (Insert a Jeffersonian “WHAAAAAAAT” here.) That probably seems like a weird place for me to start, but I think the past month has been illuminating about how to balance living in faith in the present while having hope for the future. There […]

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Would That Be Enough?

How much is enough? What is really expected of us? What are we required to give? What does God need from each of us? Am I enough? We are commanded to be perfect like Christ (I still like the complete reading of that phrase, though it is also not without complications). I wrote some about […]

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