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The Utah Jazz you may not know (or remember)

The zenith of the Utah Jazz franchise occurred 20 years ago, when it played in the first of two consecutive NBA championship series against the Chicago Bulls during the summers of 1997 and 1998. As great as those moments were for the state [...]

5 of the best LDS (non-BYU) NCAA Tournament performances

March Madness is here and when this time of year rolls around, it’s fun to reminisce about some of the biggest games, performances and upsets in the NCAA Tournament. When you think of Mormons and the NCAA Tournament, BYU’s Danny Ainge and [...]

Things to appreciate when attending sacrament meeting outside of Utah

On a Sunday morning in early November, I was out of town on a business trip. I had an afternoon flight so I had some time on my hands. I opened my laptop and searched LDS.org to find a meetinghouse near my hotel just outside of Cincinnati. [...]

What are Utah Valley’s favorite pro franchises (excluding the Jazz)?

When the Detroit Lions hosted the Philadelphia Eagles at Ford Field on Oct. 9, dozens of fans in the stands wore Honolulu blue Lions jerseys with the name “Van Noy” emblazoned on the back. “Are you from Utah, by chance?” a reporter [...]

If I were in charge of college football: 7 ways to make it even better

If I could pick only one sport to watch for the rest of my life, it would be college football. I love the pageantry, tradition and history of the sport. It’s amazing to watch the thousands of passionate fans that paint their faces, create [...]

Proposed college football re-alignment: Creating a true National Champion

It’s time to get rid of the conferences and divide up teams according to geography. That way, rivalries that have been destroyed in recent years can be restored. In my better-than-reality remake of college football schedules, the division [...]

The best, the worst and the most underrated Christmas songs

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for music. I enjoy hearing Christmas songs on the radio and singing Christmas hymns in church. Some of the best music we have has to do with the holiday season. Unfortunately, it’s produced some of [...]

The blessings of welcoming home a missionary

No doubt, it’s difficult to say goodbye to your son or daughter when they leave on a mission. But when they come home after two years or 18 months, it’s even better than you can imagine. If you’ve experienced it, you know exactly what [...]

One of the reasons why I choose to stand for the pledge of allegiance

Several years ago, Colin Kaepernick came to Provo as the starting quarterback for the University of Nevada. He helped beat BYU, 27–13, at LaVell Edwards Stadium that day. I was impressed with Kaepernick’s performance, as he completed [...]

Believe it or not, it’s been 20 years since the dedication of the Mount Timpanogos Temple

During October general conference in 1992, President Gordon B. Hinckley, then a counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced that a new temple would be built in Utah County — but he did not [...]

20 little-known facts about the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple on the 20th anniversary of its dedication

As part of the 20th anniversary of the dedication of the Mount Timpanaogos Utah Temple, here are 20 little-known facts about this House of the Lord: The Mount Timpanogos Temple was the Church’s 49th operating temple. The Mount Timpanogos [...]

5 memorable October general conference moments

Every six months during general conference, there are many talks and hymns that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can enjoy. There are moments that are deeply spiritual, and personal, for those who watch conference. But [...]

Life as daughters of Utah’s governor

Kimberli Cahoon, Shannon Child and Heather Vlaardingerbroek are not only sisters, but their families also live within a few blocks of each other in the city of Cedar Hills. Their father, Gary Herbert, has been the governor of Utah since 2009. It’s [...]

BYU-Utah rivalry in matrimony: Where does the blood bleed true?

BYU fan Jeff Spear remembers watching the BYU-Utah football game in 2012 when he started receiving rivalry-smack text messages from a stranger, or at least from a number he didn’t recognize. It took him a while to figure out who the perpetrator [...]

An unofficial guide to BYU’s acronym-filled campus

My oldest son is beginning his first semester at Brigham Young University this fall, so I decided to help him (and others) get around the alphabet-soup-of-acronyms that is the BYU campus. Let’s start with the Tanner Building, the bridge between [...]

Sandbagging on Sunday: How canceling church taught one young man about service

The bishop stood before the throng of men and boys in my ward and announced that we would not be holding priesthood meeting on that particular Sunday afternoon. There were some audible cheers and spontaneous clapping from some of the Aaronic [...]

Donny & Marie: Still a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll

One of the unofficial traditions in my family growing up in Utah happened pretty much every Friday night. My parents would buy or make pizza and we’d sit around the television set and watch the Donny & Marie Show that aired in the 1970s [...]

My family’s modern-day, cross-country pioneer trek

When I was 13 years old, I took a cross-country trip with my family. It made quite an impression on me, so I decided that when I was a dad, I wanted to make a similar sojourn with my wife and kids. For years, my wife and I discussed and analyzed [...]

3 ways to become more Christ-like home and visiting teachers

Here are three tips from Steve Webber, author of “Shepherds of the Flock: Elevating Home and Visiting Teachers to Home Ministers” about what a home and visiting teacher can do to more effectively minister to those over whom they have stewardship. 1. [...]

My top 10 LDS movies

First off, I am no movie critic. But I am a movie fan. When I started thinking about my favorite LDS-themed films to watch during the summer, I decided to create a top 5 list. But the more I thought about it, I realized I could expand that to [...]