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
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
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
Colin’s coming into our family on Thursday, 2 January 2014, was a watershed moment in our lives. Here’s how it happened. Continue reading Colin’s arrival
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
In time for our sixth wedding anniversary, a new online version of our wedding photo album is now available here on Dialann.org.
Complete layout: Scribd | Issuu Continue reading Our Wedding
A fall tradition for our family continues. Continue reading Apple picking on the farm
Add being Fiona’s preschool teacher to the many hats I wear. It’s a hard job, but well worth it. Continue reading Mr. Daddy
Our tradition continues with the 2013 edition of our annual holiday letter. Learn about the items we were able to check off our bucket list, why we will never be bona fide New Yorkers (spoiler: it’s because we’ve actually been to the Statue of Liberty), and, if you haven’t heard already, our big news for the coming year. Continue reading Our annual holiday letter, 2013
Higher ed’s deficiencies are leaving students empty-handed and the nation shortchanged. Continue reading Seeming rather than being
In fall 2004 the public was invited to submit designs for a new Salt Lake City flag. This was my proposal.
No, it didn’t win. Continue reading A new flag for Salt Lake City
My service as a page for North Carolina’s governor was my first insight into how government really works. Continue reading My week as a governor’s page
I didn’t finish college. But sometimes the right path doesn’t go the way you—or others—expect. Continue reading Dustin the dropout