My name is Bernt Jenkins. I’m from a great little place called Star Valley, Wyoming, and have studied information systems at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I have another blog, but with a title of Thoughts of an Inconsequential Nature, I decided that I needed another blog in order to share my more personal and important thoughts with the world. Hence, this blog came into existance.
I didn’t do a very good job of keeping this blog going. About mid-March 2011, I met a girl who has profoundly influenced my life. She sends out a thought via text every day from what she studying or thought about that day. I began to do it in reply, too. However, I found that I wasn’t expressing myself well enough in the limits of texts, and sometimes the thoughts would take up about 12 texts each, and still feel watered down. Also, she left town for a bit, and rather than flood her with about 50 texts over the week that she would receive when she got back, I decided I would simply start putting those thoughts on this blog. And that is when the daily thought idea started to pan out. Thank you, Natisha, for your influence in my life, and for giving me the motivation to start doing this. Unfortunately, I’ve gotten busy, so this isn’t a daily, or even scheduled, blog. But I do it when I have the chance and the thoughts.
Elder M. Russell Ballard, an Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has repeatedly challenged members of the Church to share spiritual things online through blogs and such. I am taking him up on that challenge, and this blog is my effort. I hope that you find solace, inspiration, and joy in the things that I write here. I hope that you read these things in the right spirit, for they are very sacred to me.