Dustin has always had special affection for President Howard W. Hunter, the first president of the Church whose sustaining he remembers. Here Dustin relates stories from President Hunter’s childhood in a talk he gave in sacrament as a youth. Continue reading President Howard W. Hunter
(or, how I saved Christmas) Continue reading Our most excellent and spontaneous Christmas adventure
Growing up Mormon means you get early experience with public speaking. Continue reading The seed of testimony
“To enter the temple, a person must be morally clean, obeying the Word of Wisdom, paying a full tithing, and living in harmony with the teachings of the Church.” A talk Dustin gave in sacrament meeting in 1995 (give or take a year or two). Continue reading Preparing and being worthy to enter the temple
Understanding the priesthood, including its history and organization, is essential to understanding the Restoration of the gospel and the organization and mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The first talk Dustin ever gave in sacrament meeting, in the Charlotte 3rd Ward on 15 May 1994. Continue reading The Aaronic Priesthood
“Some people think reverence is just quietly sitting during meetings. But it is more than that. Reverence should be a way of life.” One of the talks Dustin gave in Primary while growing up. Continue reading Reverence
“Love is the foundation for peace and righteousness in this life and for salvation in the life hereafter.” One of the talks Dustin gave in Primary while growing up. Continue reading Respect, honor, and love
What’s in a name? For Colin, lots and lots of thought and discussion. But we think we came up with a pretty good one. Continue reading Naming Colin
My first new year’s resolution in over a decade might sound ambitious: no soda for an entire year. But it was easier than even I expected. Continue reading My year without soda
Walking through some changes you’ll notice starting with the January 2014 issue of our magazine—and the reasons behind them. Continue reading Welcome to our redesigned magazine
I’ve long been a geography junkie and map lover, so Simon Garfield’s On the Map seemed right up my alley. I figured I’d learn something new, but would it live up to the subtitle’s “mind-expanding” aspirations? Continue reading Can a book about maps really expand a geography junkie’s mind?
At dinner this evening, Fiona made what is quite possibly the strangest request I have ever heard from a four-year-old. Continue reading Crust only, please
I always knew that it was my destiny to win a million dollars on TV. Until it wasn’t. Continue reading That time I tried out for a game show
A dedicated teacher can open up a whole new world. For me, that teacher was Mrs. Ellen Bensley. Continue reading Pour l’amour du français
Government operations come to a halt as Democrats and Republicans bicker over healthcare, the debt, and ideology. Continue reading America’s government closes up shop