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Last Updated Dec 21, 2014 07:00AM

Editor’s note: Robert Kirby is on vacation. This is a reprint of an earlier column. Weeks of ye old yule song classics have worn me out. It’s about time we updated them. When was the last time anyone really went dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh? Most irritating of all are Christmas carols sung by celebrities, little more than their way of staying on radio play lists during the holidays. Does anyone really feel all Christmassy when Keith Richards sings about Santa coming to town? So …

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  • Kirby: Find the simple life in church nursery
    It's been six weeks since the Spirit prompted the bishop to call me to be a nursery worker in my LDS ward. During that time no kids have been injured ...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 11:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Dreaming of a white Christmas
    It just isn't Christmas without snow. My grandkids arrived at this conclusion while looking out the window last week. The lawn and driveway were bare....
    Updated Dec 16 2014 08:51 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Whose day is it anyway?
    Next Sunday is my LDS ward's Primary Christmas program. During sacrament meeting a mob of kids will sing and fidget about the birth of Jesus Christ. ...
    Updated Dec 14 2014 11:15 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: A Mormon mission to Mars — and beyond
    Forty years ago I was part of an LDS Church mission conference, listening to a major church leader talk about things that would occur before the Secon...
    Updated Dec 15 2014 08:30 am   |     |   Share


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  • Kirby: Santa and the high cost of faith
    My wife and I took our grandkids to see Santa on Saturday. Vicki Frech and Jan Bates invited us out to the foot of Shaggy Mountain in Herriman for a p...
    Updated Dec 09 2014 07:26 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: ‘Tis the season to kill a tree
    Editor’s note: Robert Kirby is on vacation. This is a reprint of an earlier column. If you plan to track down and slay your own Christmas tree thi...
    Updated Dec 07 2014 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Getting the e-gospel
    Wednesday morning I went straight to my computer and opened my email to see if I was one of the 10,000 Mormons sent a personal message from one of the...
    Updated Dec 06 2014 01:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: The joys of music mentoring
    I took my oldest grandson to Handel's “Messiah” Sing-In at Abravanel Hall on Saturday evening. Despite the genetic odds, the kid has inexplicably deve...
    Updated Dec 06 2014 05:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Standing up to the bliss ninnies
    The season changed in the middle of the night. We went from Thanksgiving to Christmas with the tick of a clock. It's not like it snuck up on us. The s...
    Updated Nov 30 2014 01:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Not a hair shall be lost
    Several weeks ago, a friend in my LDS ward showed up for church without his usual beard. When the ward's foyer quorum asked him what happened, he hedg...
    Updated Nov 29 2014 11:27 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Moving up to the big table
    Time for an important Thanksgiving warning. By offering this tip, I hope to help families avoid one of the major holiday mistakes — seating. When sho...
    Updated Nov 25 2014 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: The ghost of turkeys past
    I just got back from the grocery store where my wife sent me to get 90 pounds of potatoes. Thanksgiving is four days away, and she wants to make sure ...
    Updated Nov 23 2014 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: The parable of the easily distracted Mormon
    One of my great spiritual failings — and there are lots — is the complete inability to not carry gospel analogies to their full and logical end. Refe...
    Updated Nov 24 2014 06:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Moving up to the big table
    Time for an important Thanksgiving warning. By offering this tip, I hope to help families avoid one of the major holiday mistakes — seating. When sho...
    Updated Nov 25 2014 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: The ghost of turkeys past
    I just got back from the grocery store where my wife sent me to get 90 pounds of potatoes. Thanksgiving is four days away, and she wants to make sure ...
    Updated Nov 23 2014 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: The parable of the easily distracted Mormon
    One of my great spiritual failings — and there are lots — is the complete inability to not carry gospel analogies to their full and logical end. Refe...
    Updated Nov 24 2014 06:12 pm   |     |   Share