October 5, 2023
LILY Letter 130: Reflections on Fall & Singles in the Church

As we officially move into autumn, the world is changing. The kids have gone back to school. Summer vacations and adventures are over. The air is starting to cool. Halloween and Thanksgiving are around the corner. Autumn is a time of reflection. We think of the past with a certain amount of nostalgia. When Jeff […]

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January 9, 2023
A WORD FOR THE YEAR?

Every January, social media is full of posts where people announce their choice for a word as their theme for the year. In 2022, I also decided to choose a word. As I thought about what word to choose, what kept coming to me was the word “sanctify.” Little did I know at the time […]

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June 28, 2022
LILY Letter 64: The Strengths of Both Sexes

Dating and marriage are a continual process of a man and a woman getting to know each other. While each individual is unique and special, men and women have complimentary characteristics that can bless a relationship. While no one is 100% stereotypically male or female, it is important to recognize and understand general tendencies in […]

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February 20, 2022
ARE MID-SINGLES JUST THE LEFTOVERS?

About a month ago, I saw a post where a mid-single person commented, "We are just the leftovers. Get used to it." I've pondered that characterization a lot since then. Is it true? Are mid-singles just the leftovers that nobody else wanted? I have also sometimes heard people refer to mid-singles as an "Island of […]

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July 14, 2021
WHEN YOU ARE IN A DEEP HOLE AT MID-LIFE

I lost a hard fought election in 2006. My business suffered from my time campaigning and then from the Great Recession in 2008-09. I was representing some construction companies that owed me a lot of money. My (then) wife decided she was done in early 2009. I moved back to Utah in late 2010 for […]

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November 12, 2020
A FRIEND, A TEMPLE, AND A LEGEND

In November 2017, I (Jeff Teichert) was in China. These two pictures are of the Leifing Pagoda (Temple) near Westlake in Hangzhou, and my translator, Mei. She became a good friend. She and this temple will always be tied together in my memory. As we were walking around Westlake on Sunday afternoon, viewing this temple […]

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