Presbyterian General Assembly–

Mareen and I were pleased to represent the LDS Church at the 222nd biennial Presbyterian (USA) General Assembly held last week at the Portland Convention Center. It’s a gathering of the top 3000 leaders of PCUSA to worship, plan church strategy, and interact with ecumenical and interfaith leaders from other faith communities. Elder Richard K. Hansen of the Seventy (right) joined Rabbi Joshua Rose (left) and Wajdi Said of the Muslim Educational Trust (center) to address the Assembly on Sunday. The other photo shows the Reverend Gradye Parsons (head of the PCUSA) preaching in an ecumenical service. On behalf of the Northwest North America LDS Church members,¬†Mareen presented him with a Christus statue at his retirement party to commemorate his long and dedicated service to the Christian community.

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Shortest scam call ever

My wife–Reenie–has now perfected the quickest way to get computer scammers to hang up:

HIM in strong Indian accent: I’m (mumbled name) from (mumbled company). Your PC has been infected with malware.

REENIE: My PC?

HIM: Yes, every time you buy something on line, malware downloads onto your PC.

REENIE: But we don’t have a PC.

HIM: Is this the Kimball Fisher home?

REENIE: Yes, but we don’t have a PC. So you must be lying. Are you lying? Are you one of those scam artists that steal money from people?

HIM: (silence).

REENIE: Does your mother know you scam people for a living?

HIM: (click).

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12 LESSONS now available

My newest book is now available on-line at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Deseret Book. You can also get it at selected Deseret Book Stores. The manager of the Lake Oswego DB confirmed on Saturday: “We got your new book in yesterday and of course I had to buy one! I love the organization of the book with the main points separated from the text and the activities in the appendix. I’ve already started marking it up! I can see using the activities in our team meetings!”

It’s here!

It’s hard to describe how wonderful it is to see one of your books for the first time! Last night I got a box from my publisher and finally held my newest book! 12 LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF JESUS CHRIST takes leadership lessons from the New Testament and applies them to all types of organizations. I’ve written it for anyone, regardless of religious background, to show what I believe are time tested techniques for effective leadership. It’ll be available on April 12th, but you can pre-order it at Amazon and several other on-line bookstores now.

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Historical Selfies?

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Dad sent me a picture of one of the earliest selfies I’ve ever seen (about 1920). Note how the group looks just as ridiculous as we do–in similar settings–today. Thankfully the weight of the cameras of those days wouldn’t allow the use of a selfie stick. It would have broken the men’s arms.

Cover reveal for 12 Leadership Lessons–

I’m excited to reveal the beautiful full cover for 12 LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF CHRIST! My editor, Rebecca, sent the final front and back today. The books are printed–I should get some in a few days–and they’ll be at distributors soon. The great marketing team at CedarFort got my newest book with Baker & Taylor and Ingram (two HUGE distributors to bookstores). It will also be available at Amazon and other on-line retailers after April 12th. For those of you in Provo, you can pop over to the BYU Bookstore to see the first in-store copies! If you see 12 LESSONS in other bookstores, let me know and I’ll notify everyone.

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