Thursday, March 29, 2012

On Sheep, Wolves, Sheepdogs and the Good Sheppard…

Lt. Col. (Ret) Dave Grossman author of “On Killing” and “On Combat” (about the psychological effects of violence on society) has a very interesting article posted on his website about the concept of society being broken down into three categories: Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs

Monday, March 26, 2012

Conducting Personal Interviews With Your Kids!

OK…this one is for all fathers out there.  We have all been instructed that one way that we preside in our homes is to conduct personal worthiness interviews with our children.  This is a very sensitive thing and requires that we be living close to the spirit. Really, if our kids are having problems, they should be confident in coming to us before they EVER go to the bishop. Sadly, this does not happen in most cases.  Why? Well, these interviews are difficult to do and uncomfortable for us.

I have found the ultimate solution and it was introduced to me from an incredible Stake Primary President.  So here in a nutshell is how it works. (I can personally attest to the success of this plan…we’ve done it for a few years in our home and it is AWESOME!)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

All Men Want to be TARZAN

I went to see my doctor the other day for some 'routine maintenance'. I took my book to read while i waited: TARZAN of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs.  I've owned this book since I was in Jr. High and I read it on a regular basis.  I love it!  It's old (Published in 1912) antiquated, full of anthropological inaccuracies and it is pure fun!

I've always loved the character of Tarzan…not the caricature from the movies…but the complicated, intelligent, resourceful, strong , furious, character from the books.

Apparently so does my doctor.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Honoring The Priesthood

How often have you heard one of the following:

-    My wife is way more spiritual than I am…if my family gets to heaven it will be because of her…
-    My wife is the one who calls our family together for prayer and scripture study…
-    Women have way more faith than men, that is why men are given the priesthood, to make up for that…

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

From a Real SEAL

On Being A Warrior

The following is a section of an article written by a former Navy SEAL named Mark Divine who runs a fitness program called SEAL Fit (  These are his thoughts on being a warrior:

You don't have to join the Navy and become a SEAL to develop a warrior mind set and operate at a level of awareness and power that is uncommon.

The term "WARRIOR" comes with a lot of baggage. Many assume that one has to be a "combat fighter" to be a warrior. Certainly most elite military and first response "sheepdogs" (there is an upcoming post on ‘sheepdogs’) are true warriors and walk the talk.

Thoughts on Pain

“There are two kinds of PAIN: the pain of discipline and the pain of regret”

I deal with pain every day.

Every morning I wake up with severe pain in my feet.  There are times that the pain is so exquisite that I cannot walk without stretching them out and massaging them for a few minutes first.  I get out of bed and hobble around my bedroom to try and loosen them up.  Getting out of bed is a very painful experience for me.

What do I do about it?

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Need for Priesthood Warriors

Now that I’ve got this blog looking the way I want it and I’ve had a chance to post a couple of thoughts, I figured it was time for me to establish the WHY for this whole endeavor…or what I simply call:


Be warned…this might sting a little (or a lot)…so don’t say I didn’t warn ya.

I have observed a disturbing trend among men lately and simply put, it is that we are incredibly lazy…and not in a good way.