As Latter-day Saints, a lot is expected of us. But, as King Benjamin reminded his people, everything should be “done in wisdom and order.” The Lord doesn’t expect us to “run faster than [we have] strength” — counsel each of us should remember as we prioritize what is most important in our lives. Continue reading ‘To every thing there is a season’
As Susan and Dustin celebrate five years of marriage, a look inside the House of the Lord where their journey together began, the Manhattan New York Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Continue reading I love to see the temple
“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
For at least 126 years, from 1852 to 1978, people of African descent could not fully participate in my church. I don’t know why. But what I do know is my own belief that all people are created equal and deserving of being treated with dignity, respect, and love. Continue reading Mormons and race
In our world where people are confused, how are Latter-day Saint parents to go about raising their children? Fortunately, the Lord has given us direction through the scriptures and prophets and apostles, and it all begins with having the courage to share our testimonies with our children.
A talk Dustin gave in church on Mother’s Day, Sunday, 12 May 2013—with audio! Continue reading Trend parenting for Latter-day Saints
Is Bushwick trying to poison us? A local newspaper says that two of New York City’s most toxic places are right in our own neighborhood, and other tidbits from around the world over the past six months. Continue reading October 2012–March 2013
I returned home from my service as a full-time missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ten years ago today. Here I reflect on what those two years of my life mean to me—and remember that my real mission has only just begun. Continue reading True to the faith
My experience in the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission was not only a time to teach but also a time to learn—to learn for myself the truth of this work and the blessing I have to be a part of it. Continue reading Do we realize what we have?
In 2011, we continued the tradition we started in 2010: a letter to loved ones updating them on our lives over the past year. Many of our friends and family received this letter in the mail, accompanied by one of two lovely Christmas cards that Susan’s had for years and that we were trying to get rid of. Everyone else was able to read this letter on Facebook. Continue reading A year of tremendous change and upheaval
It was one of those thankfully rare moments that engrain in the minds of those who experience them the memory of the exact place and time they heard the news.
Dustin remembers where he was on September 11, 2001. Continue reading Where we were: Dustin
From my very first experiences there, the temple has been a guide in my life and a model of the home I should try to build. Continue reading The house of the Lord is our home, too