Author: Bored in Vernal

Convert to the Church in 1979, Served mission Canada Montreal 1981, BS in PE and Recreation from Greensboro College, Graduate work in EdPsych at BYU, 8 children. I started blogging a few years ago while living in Vernal, Utah to relieve a terrible case of boredom and some angst about the Church. Since then the family has spent a school year in Saudi Arabia where I taught health and PE to university students. Now we are back in the States, living in South Carolina.

Passing the Mantle

OT SS Lesson #29 The prophet Elisha is introduced for the first time in 1 Kings 19.  Elijah has recently had his encounter with the 400 prophets of Baal and the still small voice of God on Mt. Horeb.  On his…

Latter-Day Morality

You may not be aware of this if you grew up Mormon, but the LDS definition of morality is rather different than that which is generally accepted. Morality is very easily defined to Mormons — it means not having sex.…

Approaches to Psalms

OT SS Lesson #25 The Book of Psalms is one of the most beautiful and meaningful books of the Bible, and it is agonizing to realize that our Sunday School schedule only allows one lesson to cover the entire oeuvre.…

Writing a Life

“It’s the people who write, who last. If any woman out there has any inclination to to remembered in the future, the next few generations, she’d just better get busy and write out her story, her experiences.” –Claudia Bushman I…

A Memorial to Peace

“War, rather than any foreign state, is the supreme enemy of country and mankind. One day citizens will covet for this nation the prestige of being the first to escape the shackles of war.” (Jessie Wallace Hughan, Founder of the…

Binding the Broken-Hearted

Nothing is more painful than a broken heart. When this kind of sorrow gets deep into a person’s soul, all troubles are magnified, blessings are unseen, and it seems almost impossible to bear the daily experience of life. Getting out…