Welcome to the personal blog of Kevin Mills Crenshaw. You can learn about my professional background at www.kevincrenshaw.com and my company and book at TeamLeap.com. But that’s only a small part of my life. The most important things aren’t appropriate in a resume.

The title of this blog comes from Moroni 7:19 in the Book of Mormon:

Wherefore, I beseech of you, brethren, that ye should search diligently in the light of Christ that ye may know good from evil; and if ye will lay hold upon every good thing, and condemn it not, ye certainly will be a child of Christ.

This blog will address “every good thing” from my personal experience and LDS theology as well as scientific and technical truths. Does this seem unusual? Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and accepted by Mormons as a latter-day prophet said this:

One of the grand fundamental principles of “Mormonism” is to receive truth, let it come from whence it may. Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 313.

This is my personal sentiment. Truth is “knowledge of things as they are, and as they were, and as they are to come” (D&C 93:24), so it’s a knowledge of reality, embracing and encompassing all frames of reference at once. We certainly can’t know all truth by ourselves in this life, but we can come to know many truths, including (through revelation, predicated on well-defined principles) what’s needed to pass this test called life and inherit what God hopes for us.


Religious thoughts, ideas, and opinions expressed here are not official pronouncements of LDS doctrine or teachings, but my best current understanding  and application of those teachings. I am not authorized to speak for the Church regardless of any position I may currently hold in it. I will try to distinguish accepted, established doctrine from personal opinion or extrapolations where possible.

I reserve the right to be wrong at any time, and to correct my positions as my understanding improves. My blog articles will not advertise when such corrections are made—you can use Wayback Machine for that.

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The background image is mine and is copyrighted. Caribbean sunset taken in December 2014.

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  1. Over the past 2 1/2 years, I have spent nearly 2,000 hours with New FamilySearch–beta-testing, teaching at our family history center, helping patrons, and cleaning my family tree. Several family history consultants asked me to write a manual for teaching New FamilySearch in their wards.

    So, I have posted a 66-page manual, entitled How To Use New FamilySearch Correctly, in PDF format, at http://www.usingfamilysearch.com, from which any New FamilySearch patron is welcome to print it.

    It provides tips and Do’s and Dont’s. Chapter 3 identifies the most efficient order of tasks to clean your family tree (so you won’t be so overwhelmed). The manual also reviews New FamilySearch’s future plans, and it evaluates the third-party software programs.

    I will update it whenever there is a major revision to New FamilySearch, which is about every 3 months. (The next should be in early November.)

    I offer it to your readers and hope it will help many.

    Best regards,

    George W. Scott
    [email protected]
    Orem, Utah

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