Inside the life of a gay Mormon


Gregg Hammerquist sounds like your average Mormon.  He has a strong testimony of the Gospel. He was born in Idaho and lives in Utah. He has a love for the Gospel and temples.  He has a loving family and he’s hard working. But what makes him unique is he’s gay. Gregg certainly isn’t the only homosexual…

Bryce Harper posing nude for ESPN is NOT a billboard for Christ


Latter-day Saint professional athlete Bryce Harper, 22, is an all-star baseball player for the Washington Nationals.  Along with Jimmer Fredette and Jabari Parker, he has been one of the Mormon role models to capture the heart of America with their spark and religious convictions. Sadly, Bryce Harper chose to be involved in ESPN’s Body Issue in which famous…

A letter to my childless wife on Mother’s Day


My dear Kayla, Today must be a difficult day to endure the hardship of not being a mother yet.  Your desire to bring children into this world with a loving father and mother who are married and committed is becoming more and more rare. So why does a loving God withhold beautiful children into our…

Why I don’t worship The Cross


Some of my first memories as a 4 year old boy consist of my dear Mother teaching me stories of Jesus.  Using a flannel board she would rearrange the pieces and teach me Bible stories.  The story that stood out the most was Jesus hanging there on the cross.  In my little mind at the time…

8 ways to Keep motivated


Motivation stems from the interest in or enthusiasm for someone or something.  If you find your motivation lacking then it’s time to look inward. Why do I not find interest in school anymore? Why am I not so enthusiastic about going to church anymore. Why am I not interested in my New Year’s resolution only…

New Year’s Resolutions don’t work


It’s that time of the year.  Christmas decorations are still up, you’re exhausted from staying up til midnight to see the new year, leftovers from the holidays are dwindling, and recent memories of being with loved ones makes you smile.  It’s a time of reflection. What did I get done this year? What do I need…

Are Mormons too critical?


The 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…

Why you should Stop trying to do Missionary Work


Ever since the beginning of humanity we have been doing Missionary Work.  Throughout the Old Testament it is filled with Prophets leaving the comforts of their homes to tell people there was something greater.  It is a commandment given directly and plainly by our Master, Jesus Christ when He said “Go ye into all the world, and…