Friday, November 21, 2008

Trish was published in Church News last week!

Our beloved wife and mother, Patricia, was published in the LDS Church News last Saturday. She wrote a small piece for the weekly feature called "Living by the Scriptures." The scripture she wrote about is 1 Peter 4:12-13, which reads: "Beloved, think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you; But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy." The full text of her article is here:,1721,505006992,00.html

I love how Trish always leads by example. I am grateful for her love and faith, but especially that she loves her Heavenly Father more than anything. I am blessed to be part of her life!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

More Legal Rights for Gays and Lesbians in Utah?

The gay marriage issue has taken a decidedly different tone here in Utah, at least in one aspect. The leaders of the pro gay marriage group here, called "Equality Utah," has taken statements made by LDS Church leaders at face value: that the church is not anti gay and has no real problem with legal protections for gay men and lesbians who are together without being married. So, the group has asked the LDS Church here to help pass a series of bills that would expand legal rights for gay and lesbian couples in Utah. The speculation on the political inside is that this could go either way. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008