Where the Dead Still Walk

The man completes his last interview just shy of 3 pm. He watches JC exit the building, then walks the hallways, shutting off lights, closing closets, and locking up. As he passes the Primary room, he notices the lights on. Katie is working on the seating arrangement and some room decorations. “Oh, hey, Katie. IContinue reading “Where the Dead Still Walk”

Remember the Massacre!

They have just finished the spiritual thought in ward council. The man looks down at the agenda, then up at the group in front of him. He’s about to ask Rachel, the Relief Society president, to discuss her organization when Katie, the Primary president, says, “Have you all watched the PBS documentaries on the Church?”Continue reading “Remember the Massacre!”

A Lot of Time to Think

The man shows up to the Massachusetts Treatment Center in a white shirt and tie. “Treatment Center” is a misnomer in most people’s minds–this is a medium security prison for sex offenders. The man is here because a stake president from the North Shore has told him of a resident named TG who grew upContinue reading “A Lot of Time to Think”

He Does Work in Mysterious Ways

He is sitting on the stand with President Doughty, President Myers, and his newly sustained counselors. Here comes the first sister. “I never would have imagined the Lord calling someone as young as Bishop Laws as bishop. But there’s a good Spirit here.” Now comes Bill Fullmer. “I sustain Bishop Laws. And I will supportContinue reading “He Does Work in Mysterious Ways”