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
Have you wanted to do the gratitude tree project in the November 2013 issue of The Friend with your kids, but you didn’t want to cut up your magazine to use the leaf patterns? Now you don’t have to, thanks to these downloadable PDFs we created. Continue reading Gratitude tree
Sustaining our Church leaders means more than raising our right arm to the square. It is an action verb that will strengthen our testimony and help us realize the blessings the Lord has in store for us. Continue reading The meaning of sustaining
Zion is more than a physical place. It is a spiritual state, which means it can be established anywhere—even here in New York City. Continue reading Establishing—and becoming—Zion
Following Benedict XVI’s groundbreaking resignation, the archbishop of Buenos Aires was elected the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church and immediately began to put his mark on the office. Continue reading Habemus papam
I now have something to look forward to every Sunday when we go to church. Continue reading I ♥ nursery
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
With today’s momentous announcements from the Supreme Court, there’s not much that we can add. But we will say this: the justices (well, five of them anyway) made the right decision. Bigotry and discrimination lost. Fairness and equality won—which means we all did. Continue reading It’s time: Marriage equality for all
Deseret Industries is cutting associates’ hours to avoid Obamacare’s mandate of employer-sponsored health coverage. D.I. says doing so will allow it to serve more people. But is it the right choice? Continue reading Is Deseret Industries choosing the right by avoiding Obamacare?
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
We had a cultural night at church on Saturday, 2 February 2013, and the missionaries asked me to prepare this slide-show presentation to accompany the song they used to open the activity. Continue reading From All the World
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?
All of us will be touched by bullying at some point in our lives. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are his hands in lifting up those affected by it. Continue reading ‘The worth of souls is great in the sight of God’