I was late to church because I was finishing up on filing my taxes. This is the time of year when we get to look and see how much we’re sending to the government, and while many of us enjoy the tax refund, we neglect to see how much we’re sending to the government. Tea […]
I originally posted this on Wheat and Tares in August 2011, but wanted to add it here since I just talked about a Freakonomics podcast on Baptism for the Dead. A friend of mine introduced me to the Freakonomics podcast that you can download from iTunes. Â Two Steve’s (Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt) put together […]
It is open enrollment time for many companies. We get to choose what insurance benefits we want to participate in. For the first time, my wifeâ€™s employer is offering the option of a Medical HealthÂ Savings Account. Is this a good option for us, or for you? Well, I didnâ€™t know much, and I donâ€™t claim […]
â€œMany laws permit or even promote abortion, but to us this is a great evil,â€ Elder Oaks said in Saturday afternoonâ€™s session of General Conference.Â Oaks is just one of many religious leaders that call abortion evil, but are there more effective ways to curb abortions than to simply stand on a soapbox?Â A recent […]
My wife and I watched My Sister’s Keeper from Netflix this weekend. Â Here’s the Netflix description: A former defense attorney (Cameron Diaz) finds herself back in the courtroom when she and her husband (Jason Patric) are sued for medical emancipation by their 11-year-old daughter, Anna (Abigail Breslin), who is expected to donate a kidney to […]
Inspired by Hawkgrrrl’s post over at Mormon Matters, I decided to write a post asking what you’re thankful for.Â It doesn’t have to necessarily be Mormon-related.Â I realize I asked this question last year, and I talked about the First Thanksgiving last year, but I think we don’t talk about our thanks as much as […]
It’s not often that my 2 loves (religion and sport) combine in a way for me to write about both.Â Here in Utah, the death of Larry Miller, owner of the Utah Jazz, is big news.Â Outside this area, it’s not a big story.