A few nights ago as I laid in bed waiting to fall asleep, my mind was filled with thoughts and a desire to be better. I wanted to be kinder. To be more loving. More patient. To serve more. To just be better. I feel asleep and the next morning my mind was occupied by…

I just got home from a trip to North Carolina.  I loved the huge lush trees and rolling hills set against the bright blue sky.  The air smelled fresh and clean.  But I was there for a somber reason. Growing up in New York, Amanda and I had become best friends when she moved into…

This promise from Hosea struck me when I saw it on the Multiply Goodness Facebook page (check it out!) and I found it echoed the next morning on my daily Scripture calendar. Ok, Lord, I’m listening! The prophet Hosea calls to the people of Israel: “Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to…

True peace—it’s what we all desire. But where in this great, wide world can we find it? The Savior, the Prince of Peace, gives us the simple answer: “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy,…

Because I travel so much, I see a lot of funny signs. I once saw a store with a large sign announcing “Store closing,” but posted just above the front doors was another sign that said, “Now hiring.” At one intersection, a stop sign was on the same post as another sign that read, “No…

In a portent day of persistent pressures to perform it is easy to let doubt and depressing distress drain our energy and delete our diligent efforts towards our divine destination. This kind of fear is fruitless and leaves us fretting over failures and frightful falls in which we faintly miss the friendly hand of the…

I was just flipping through some old pictures, when one made me catch my breath. (Well really, I was merely scrolling on my computer.  Yes, I still have hundreds of unprinted pictures just waiting for a hard drive crash.  But I digress.) The picture that gave me pause was my son, as a baby, in…

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next…

Everything good in my adult life has almost been undercut by fear. Just a few examples: I was afraid to get married. I was afraid to have our first child. And our second, and third, and on down to the 6th. I’m afraid my wife wants to have a 7th. I was sort of afraid…

Multiply Goodness Brad Wilcox

The farther we progress along the path of Christian discipleship, the steeper it becomes. But when we are committed to stay on the path, then even when it goes uphill and becomes more challenging, we can’t make a U-turn to look for an easier road. Such roads exist, but they do not lead where we…

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