Gospel Living

Are Mormons too critical? 


thinkThe LDS church and culture have so many elements that keep us busy. Family Home Evening, Quorom activities, Mutual, Relief Society activities, General Conference, priesthood duties, callings, home and visiting teaching, to name a few.

Because we have so much expected of us and we believe that one day we’ll become perfected we’re critical of others.  But how much time do you take to reflect upon yourself? We talk about people who are “less active or inactive” while we are slacking in at least one aspect of the gospel…


8ways: The Book of Mormon will change your life

bookofmormonI staggered out of the airport lugging 2 heavy pieces of baggage, a backpack strapped on both shoulders, and blood shot eyes. I had finally completed the 30 hour journey from the USA to Durban, South Africa.  I squinted as I glanced up at the overbearing African sun.  It’s the same one I had known on the other side of the world, but it felt much more intense.  The humidity hit me almost as hard as the realization that I was in Africa for 24 months…readmore

8ways2: Be a better Home and Visiting teacher


serveYou’re sitting in church, head down, looking at the time.  It’s been a long 3 hours since you arrived and your thoughts wander to the big presentation at work tomorrow, feeding the 3 kids while your wife goes to work after church, and on top of that the masters program demands a 35 page paper due


8ways2: transform Sunday into the Sabbath


gardenThe difference between Sunday and the Sabbath may seem subtle.  But understanding the variance will change everything. Sunday is the day of the week named after the pagan worship of the sun.  It is a time for ourselves. We feel we have to cram in all the fun with what’s left of the weekend. After all, Monday’s around the corner and…readmore

8ways2: Truly follow Jesus Christ


keep commandmentsPeople have told me I’m not a Christian. I almost laugh because the name of the church I belong to is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am confident that it is not my actions or beliefs that lead others to believe I’m not a Christian.  It’s what others have told them. I believe in Jesus Christ by…



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