Category Archives: SJ Hollist

What makes a great leader?

I had an opportunity to give a lesson in church last weekend to a group of Priesthood men known as the congregations “Elders Quorum“. The lesson focused on priesthood leadership and the proper type of motivation required. This also reaffirmed a belief I have about our public servants, and even business managers and leaders, in […]


The man with a Choo Choo Train.

There once was a many with a brainHe decided to go buy a trainNot some little choo chooBut a really big mammoth of a larooHe even bought the tracksSo we could go across the country and back One snowy night while creeping down the trackHe started up a mountain on a highly sloped stackThat took […]


Proposition 8 hits home

SALT LAKE CITY 4 August 2010 – The LDS church released the following statement on the ruling by Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al: “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regrets today’s decision.  California voters have […]


Responce to Mike’s letter

I recently received a latter from someone identifying him self only as “Mike” with a P.O. Box as a return address. I found the letter quit interesting, describing someone who had lived a sinful life and finally found the saving power of Jesus’ Atonement. I decided to respond, and sent him the following in an […]


I Hate My But

I…hate…my…butt, and I cannot lieYou other brothers can’t denyWhen the wind starts to wainAnd the temperature is a painYou… Get… Chafed!! – S.J. Hollist


LDS Chruch Presidency gives Christmas Message

The 2009 Christmas Message of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, was presented on Sunday to millions around the glob. President Thomas S. Monson reminisced about Christmases past and urged those in attendance to remember the spirit of the season saying, “Finding the real joy of the season comes not in the hurrying […]


What is a Mormon Chapel Like?

The LDS Newsroom recently revised a message about LDS Church Meeting houses. You can even take a virtual tour of a fairly typical meeting house of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In the article, it also gives first hand accounts of people visiting an LDS meeting for the first time. Having grown […]


Religious Freedom Being Threatened

Elder Dallin H. Oaks, an apostle for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said religious freedom is being threatened by societal forces intimidating those with religious points of view from having a voice in the public square. Elder Oaks made the comments while addressing to Brigham Young University-Idaho students on the importance of […]


Must Babylon Fall?

I was listening to Conference Talks from October 2008, and then heard a related song by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It made me wonder if the troubled times we keep seeing in the world today are somehow necessary or inevitable. Are they are all part of God’s plan to disprove and push aside the things […]


LDS, Islamic Leaders Share Relief Efforts

LDS, Islamic leaders share relief effortsBy Scott TaylorDeseret NewsPublished: Friday, July 31, 2009 11:12 p.m. MDT “Islamic Relief USA is part of the larger Islamic Relief Worldwide family, the latter celebrating its 25th anniversary and the former being founded in 1993. Islamic Relief is one of some 1,500 officially registered non-government organizations and charitable agencies […]


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