Kevin Beckstrom is a native of Salt Lake City, served a mission in Korea and is a graduate of BYU. Beckstrom has been publishing cartoons since he was 16, and his work has appeared in numerous newsletters, trade publications, newspapers and magazines. He has drawn several cartoon strips, including two that currently run as webcomics: Zarahemla Times and Good Heavens, both of which have garnered fans from around the world. He and his wife Christy are the parents of five boys and live in Salem, Oregon.
How do they fit it all in there?
It's the hardest time of year for some...
It's seems cleaner around here...
That took an unexpected turn...
Perfectly timed lesson, as usual.
Not mad anymore.
Maybe if you hear it enough, it'll get easier...
Some perfectly timed fresh air.
To each their own...
Someone missed the memo...
Keeping things memorable, even if they're hard to understand.
Probably one of those books of scripture yet to be…
Some would say that's the most important part.
A bit of a contrast...
One very important difference...
It was great while it lasted...
At he least he gave him a head's up...
Everyone has their role to play.
Putting things in perspective.
Start with shared interests...
The irony of teaching scripture stories to nursery kids
That's not quite how that works...
Well...this is where I get my sense of identity.
An awfully accurate model...
Then what will??
Some things never change.
Just trying to liken the scriptures to ourselves...
They're certainly showstoppers...
It's a thing.
Choose ye this day...
The Lord is still sending messages...
Is that a compliment to the dessert or an insult…
Probably a little of both.
Joseph and his coat of...one color.
The song does have striking visuals...
We ARE supposed to liken the scriptures to ourselves...
A vivid reminder.
Pretty safe bet there will be one every day.
You're beginning to understand...
Good thing they weren't practicing the law of consecration...
That's one way to let them know.
This might take more than six days to work through...
From far and wide...
When several doors close, we open a window....
On the flip side, you've probably never had to give…
It's the seasoning of giving giving.
Suddenly all other vending machines seem boring.
Worth a try.
They never seem to be clear on how things work.
I know somewhere you can smell like that for free.
You're not wrong.
Same goal, different approach...
A trend that started way back when.
It comes with conditions.
Sounds about right.
In more ways than one...
Some would argue that it's never too soon.
Don't want to mix them up.
Knowledge of things as they are is in short supply...
That's one way to describe it...
The unmistakable evidence.
So easy a kindergartner could do it.
Not EVERYONE is in drought...
Let's keep this party going!
A...slightly different approach.
One person's toil is another's dream life.
Not sure that's how that works.
Maybe we should all have one of these.
Don't rule out who can participate in the work of…
Your divine identity might be clear but what about your…
Anything for a little relief.
They are family members too, after all...
More up-tempo and more accurate.
Taking the LONG view...
When getting a break doesn't really feel like getting a…
Just trying to liken the scriptures to myself.
That's one way to organize laundry...
Not quite what I imagined when we sang the song…
Oh, how times change.
After the last few...it's just best to be prepared.
I thought I felt some shaking...
It's just you, Brother, push through it!
I didn't know Shakespeare knew about tithing.
Might need to verify a few things...
That might involve a different set of skills...
A different kind of cleansing.
The kind of love Mom gets on Valentine's Day.
That's where the Spirit comes in...
Bad weather is sometimes a blessing in disguise.
He said it would get done...
Everyone's got trials they have to go through...
Now there's a kid with great priorities.
It can't hurt...
A very good problem to have.
It's certainly a unique year.
Just wait until you taste 'em!
The payment in kind that isn't so kind...
Not the reaction I usually get...
That's certainly one definition of scary.
Not a bad idea.
We might need more than just vitamins.
Not a bad idea.
Don't we all.
When just enough feels like too much.
New habits die hard.
That's one interpretation.
The realistic color categories.
Just one more way this summer is like no other.
Everyone's got their ancestral tales.
For those who take things too literally.
Unique situations mean unique opportunities.
That could have something to do with it...
I do not think that means what you think it…
You never appreciate them when you're in them.
Not sure that's what they meant by "remote".
This table is just doing its best like the rest…
Don't know where you got that idea...
Time to get creative.
Different times come with different challenges.
Sometimes you have to change it up.
Better not get in trouble then!
All part of the uniform.
Some things are better left to the professionals.
Puts things in perspective...
With General Conference coming up and the whole COVID-19 fallout,…
Times (and songs) have changed.
I guess that makes everyone equally active.
And dressed for the occasion...
This might be true for many of us...
She makes a good point.
If it worked for him, why isn't it working for…
Many somebodies need your help.
The Lord does speak to us in a language we'll…
Some things are just too important.
At least there's good news.
The spirit that visits us all.
You have to draw the line somewhere.
When the day leaves its mark...
It's a skill.
He might be, kids. He just might be.
Too true, too true.
Better keep good notes.
One of those choices comes with extra blessings.
Who knew keeping up with the prophet would be so…
I hope they don't charge extra for that.
It's that time of year again...
Endure to the end, boys. Endure to the end.
I have proof!
Not sure that remedy will work...
Wait for it, wait for it...
Except maybe Church ones...
If there wasn't before, there is now.
That's one way of looking at it...
These ARE other forms of ID.
In more ways than one!
That's certainly one approach...
If only Nephi's brothers had read the sign.
Wouldn't you know it...
Might be worth a try...
I'll go where she wants me to go...
Elijah's promise, the turning heart.
Not quite what we had in mind...
A few important differences...
Definitely going to need something strong.
How you know you're serving stateside...
My, how things change.
Here's someone who has his priorities straight.
Little did he know how far that shape would go.
To each their own...
Family history taken to the "next level".
Or only there in spirit...
On the road to becoming a spiritual bodybuilder...
Not a bad idea.
There's a song for everything.
If that sounds like a lot, just wait...
When eight-year-olds start talking like old men.
That's one way of looking at it...
Just one of those days...
Everybody's doing it.
Well, in that case...
Now Santa is not the only one asking the questions.
Whatever it takes.
We've got the best deal of all.
How do you say "Bon Appétit" in your mission language?
Seems like he needs to grow a foot or two...
O remember, remember...
Something about this seems familiar...
Let's hope he becomes converting with every fiber of his…
That might not be what she wants to hear...
They that be with us...
These things take a little time.
They have pumpkin spice everything these days.
We could all use a reminder now and then.
Do claws count as weapons?
I'm not sure you understand how this works...
Whatever gets the word out.
I'm not sure you can call that being led by…
Worship in the digital age.
The Utah restaurant you never knew would be so popular.
If anyone deserves to marry the prince, she does.
The pioneers still had it harder...
Hmm...this is starting to sound familiar.
Might be worth submitting this song for the new hymn…
Nice to provide a second option.
Obviously somebody learned something...
Keeps you on the right path in life though.
No one can say he didn't warn you.
I can think of one or two other things...
This is getting serious.
I spy with my little eye...
A good solution for a bad day.
We do believe in miracles...
You never know...
What's on your family tree?
They'll find him. That's what this place is for.
Things just aren't quite the same here.
It's also a bit longer...
That's one explanation.
What gave it away?
We'll find some light in the scriptures.
Maybe we should have read the card first...
You're never fully dressed without a...
The scriptures do say God even remembers the sparrows.
They're easy to please.
That's one way of looking at it.
I could really use a burning in my bosom right…
It's like deja vu all over again.
A little round belly and a listening ear.
Looking for Christmas in all the wrong places.
It's a good thought, but...
Well, you gotta start somewhere.
It's the thought that counts...
Let them in, it usually turns out well.
That might just work.
It's probably for the best.
No tricks, all treats.
Both very good costume choices...
Hopefully you'll get credit for trying.
Who ya gonna call?
Toddlers need revelation too.
When missionaries order fast food.
Who needs libraries or the Internet?
Missionary customer service.
A good thing for all of us to keep in…
Good to keep things in perspective.
They know their audience.
Maybe the scouts should start packing their own bags.
No one can say we didn't try.
Depends what you're stepping on...
And this is just to get you started.
The things some people take for granted...
At least he's being honest.
That's not what that book is about.
The big book is getting smaller...
Some [Moms] might think this still isn't enough.
So, THAT'S what that song is about.
Going the way of all of Mom's cookies.
Old habits die hard.
That'll teach you to stop avoiding Isaiah...
I'd try 'em.
Faith like a child.
The uncontested winners.
We've been waiting all year to make this joke.
It's a special kind of gift.
That'll teach you not to underestimate Sister Missionaries.
Nature vs. Nurture: either way there's someone to blame.
Familiarity, for better or for worse.
It's getting to be about that time.
What you learned in primary...
At least he's applying gospel principles in his everyday life.
You have sunbeam pneumonia and the give said the little…
It makes sense.
That's one approach.
Everyone loves New Year's resolutions.
Wait, those aren't elves...
Isn't it the thought that counts?
And so humble too.
Distinct differences between Elders and Sisters.
Best we keep it just once a year.
That's not quite what he meant.
You just kept saying, "have some more, Elders!"
No one can say we didn't try.
I'm sure He has a plan for that...
Everybody's doing it!
Let me give you the pitch again.
Election season is here, it seems.
Everyone's got a favorite.
It was a honest mistake.
When close may be too close.
"Impressed" is one way to put it.
In case you were wondering...
It is time.
Give him an inch and he'll take a mile.
It takes time to change over.
A dead giveaway.
Not sure that's how that works...
Might not be the change we were going for...
...or a mighty change of mind.
Learning line upon line...
I'll take 'em where I can get 'em.
Whatever it takes...
History is relative.
That's not quite how that works.
Not THOSE values...
The struggle is real.
If only that were better coordinated.
Harder than it sounds.
He might've missed the finer points...
Not that kind of help.
A sigh of relief from the rabbit.
That's one perspective...
Certainly more specific than "nourish and strengthen our bodies."
Just what we needed!
A Utah favorite.
Do you hear it?
How could you tell?
When you realize it might be time to reassess your…
The joy of being a primary leader.
So that's how you develop that...
Not quite what I imagined...
We're all wondering...
In honor of this weekend's big movie release...
A gift for a gift.
They had one job.
This may not work.
Things are different on Thanksgiving...
You could have just said no.
That's one approach...
That last-day-of-the-month visit...
One or two friendly suggestions...
A truly scary Halloween.
It's that time of year again.
Just making an adjustment.
Hugging a white shirt and tie may not assuage those…
A modern-day miracle?
If you wouldn't mind...
Protect your investment.
Better safe than sorry.
To each their own.
They SANG as they walked?
Long trip, short stay.
A little different than the princess and the pea...
pink shirt and tie.
What did you expect?
That's one approach to Girl's Camp.
I wonder why...
I suppose it's like that...
And you thought bath time was rough at your house.
The genealogy badge would be far less painful.
Can I get a karaoke hallelujah?
Tie one on!
Best gift ever.
Kid has got a point.
The new game in town.
It's the little things.
You grow up and things change.
The song gets literal.
These are the really important conflicts.
Depends on your appetite.
This turned out to be more for me than for…
Take your pick.
Two birds, one stone.
It's all about perspective.
I wonder why.
Was that a no?
To each their own.
Two birds with one stone.
Not sure how to take this...
That's one way to look at it.
Here is your new definition of "day of rest."
The key is going in with a strategy.
There's something for everyone.
More than she bargained for.
Just a little heavy on the...
Why Halloween is a great time for genealogy.
More diligent than the postal workers.
The way we all feel after Conference weekend.
The real questions missionaries ask.
The early bird...
We all know how that feels.
Thinking about skipping Sunday School? Think again.
A little surprise.
How Mormons cope.
I can't quite put my finger on what it is.
Things get literal.
Pioneer children could sing anywhere
When Mom's not around to make it like you remember.
When it's just too much.
Just what we're looking for.
Adapting the Gospel message for the digital age.
We are encouraged to find out for ourselves...
When children mean well...
Just one of the many uses of neck wear.
It runs in the family.
May it nourish and strengthen our bodies.
Sherlock sees what no one else can.
Telling the world by telling the world.
Just trying to do a good thing.
That explains why they have the members sign up to…
Sorting out who's in charge of what.
It's worth a try.
It would still be too early for some.
Sometimes winter is when you need faith the most.
What a 'lazy sunday' means to Mormons.
Some situations turn out to be unexpectedly sticky...
Not quite ready for the holidays to be over...
Perhaps it's time to get a second opinion.
Serving in the tropics...
Many are cold, but few are frozen.
First Step: Learn how to break the ice.
A preemptive strike.
Mormon missionaries aren't the only ones with a message to…
Scripture has always been subject to individual interpretation.
The post sugar-rush food coma puts everything in perspective.
In doing family history, there's something for EVERYONE.
Is that what they mean by baptisms for the dead?
Some people just aren't morning people.
Enjoying life's little pleasures.
When the world just won't let you sleep.
A look at a Bishop's week.
How prayer is exponential.
Sounds like a line to me.
Is this early, early morning seminary?
Girls will be girls.
Widening the circle of your facebook friends.
They may have to wait awhile.
Some meetings don't work in some seasons.
Something to think about this week!
Just as long as they didn't cross on the Titanic...
"You've been called to serve in Death Valley!"
Is he the superhero of the Book of Mormon?
Look out below!
Better than a compass?
Little known fact: she also invented the Jello salad.
A not-so-still, small voice.
Just how smart was Hermione?
Welcome Sister Missionaries!
You are never too young to start reading the scriptures!
Rise and shine!
Loyal to a fault!
Last week one of the kids in our ward was…
Sometimes 16 isn't enough!
Knock- and ye shall receive!
Get more from conference!
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
Looking for golden investigators?
Bringing new meaning to "grow a foot or two!"
The cure for snow blindness?
This is the REAL super Sunday.
"Happy New Year zzzzzzzz"
"Even Nephi has an inbox..."
When there's Aargh at home.
Kevin Beckstrom, LDS Cartoonist, LDS Humor, Mormon Cartoons, Mormon jokes
A kid at heart!
Missionaries celebrate their own Super Sundays
Hayden gets excited for his home teachers.
Something to look forward to.
A good bargain.
It's a dog's life.
Does this come in 2X?
Thanks so much.
Oh goody, goody.
What a deal!
Going past the mark.
It's not the same old, same old.
This isn't tricky business.
Getting into the spirit of family history...
Every new bishop needs a little help!
Some guys have all the advantages.
The eleventh commandment?
New school year, new locker.
Oh, oh, Cheerios.
A new friend worth thinking about
Something was lost in the translation.
What the Canada-bound missionaries learn.
A question from an old-timer.
New lingo for an old commandment.
So this is where it started.
Haunting the mail box.
He had other things on his mind!
You probably have never seen this before!
How to read the real message.
Come out from under the bed.
Telling it like it is.
Magnifying their calling.
I don't think they got the tip.
And this helps the children watch General Conference?
Now you don't have to wait until the last day…
The clock is ticking.
A technique for icy days.
One more time, please.
To a child, both make you clean.
It's a great recipe!
So easy, says who?
Just having a little fun.
A new excuse for being awakened in the night.
Did your elder receive his Christmas gift?
The job is harder than you think.
Even the smallest can make a difference.
There's a new game in town.
Elders at work.
The joy of missionary companions.
What's a new bishop to do?