Posts Tagged ‘General Conference’

Sustaining God’s Servants: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

April 2, 2016

It doesn’t matter/
if folks oppose God’s servants,/
as long as I don’t.

It doesn’t matter/
if folks oppose God’s servants,/
‘cuz I never will.


Weeping Remembering Mothers: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

October 5, 2014

He spoke of mother/
and cried. We all wept as we/
recalled our mothers.
As he spoke of his/
mother and wept, we cried, too./
We recalled our moms.

Gratitude Is A Disposition: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

April 6, 2014

Gratitude is a/
disposition, a way of/
being, how I am.

Doing The Best Things: Revolutionary Blogging Prose

April 5, 2014

(Originally posted on Facebook)
I go to a lot of dances, karaoke, parties, sporting activities, social events. I think they’re important to “connect”, especially when a person doesn’t have a local “family”.
But can I share something without coming across as self rigtheous or anything? I had a thought this morning about how the dances and other social activities I attend are really just for me. They’re not really helping anyone else (although I do make others smile when I ‘rock it’.) I heard a talk about service, and then I wondered this: — can I do more than dance? Can I serve?
And I was listening to someone who was talking about family history, which prompted this question (and answer to the question I’d asked this morning) — — I can spend time doing genealogy and helping others.
Tonight, instead of going to a dance, I’m going to work on family history with a friend. And the larger question is this: Have you folks ever thought about putting together service projects, family history “working sessions”, have a “barn raising” (i.e., maybe we all go work for an hour on each other’s gardens), or anything similar … instead of just dancing or going out to dinner or going to sporting events or doing other social things?
(NOTE: Watching da Badgers play this afternoon in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four is NOT included!)

My Desolate House: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

April 5, 2014

By not keeping my/
Covenants, I let my house/
become desolate.

A Prophet’s Brief Welcome: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

April 5, 2014

Even when he says/
nothing, I still hear* and know/
he is God’s prophet.

Where’s My Power? Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

October 5, 2013

Is my* power gone,/
taken from me? Or is it/
just latent, waiting?

*Is His power gone,/
removed from me? …

My Samaritan Hope: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

October 5, 2013

I was the guy who/
would always do what was asked./
I will be again.

Not Yet: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

October 5, 2013

I thought I’d failed in/
my responsibility /
as father. Not yet.

My Commandment Choice: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

October 5, 2013

Commandments are not/
forced on me. God’s words are my/
choice. I want to do.