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…

8 things NOT to say when sharing the gospel


1. “I can’t _______” As Latter-day Saints there are some things we shouldn’t eat, or do, or watch. But that’s the thing. We shouldn’t. It’s not that we can’t. We are choosing a higher path.  Saying “I can’t drink alcohol but if I weren’t Mormon I totally would” shows little faith in the revelations God has…

Stop waiting on God


A highlight of growing up is being able to move out of your parents’ house and become an independent young man or woman. You find an apartment, a decent job that will pay the bills and you make lifelong friends.  As a rite of passage into adulthood many make adventurous trips either for leisure or to help those in need.…

Why marrying a convert was the best decision of my life


I’m part of the Mormon stock that people joke about.  You know, the kind who comes from polygamy decent, has 7 brothers and sisters, was born in the church, had 100% seminary attendance, and followed in the footsteps of his 4 older brothers who went on missions.  One distinguishing fact about me is I’m not from Utah, but…

Worth more than Gold


It’s worth more than Gold. Millions have claimed a claim so bold. This masterpiece written for our day. Witnesses of a living God if you’ll pray. Come look, and see What the Savior would want you to be. If like Parley P. Pratt, you’ll skip a meal. Then I promise you’ll feel. The Spirit of the Lord…

8 ways to Make a Mormon roll their eyes


We’re used to being persecuted and attacked.  Lies have been told about us ever since the beginning of the Restoration of the Gospel.  But 184 years of misconceptions? This is long overdue so let’s put them to rest.  Or at least try. There’s nothing that makes Latter-Day Saints more prone to roll their eyes than some…

The idea of God isn’t true


For most of us, something deep down inside tells us there is a greater power. We sense there is something bigger than us. All that you have to do is look up at all the miraculous clusters of stars and galaxies.  Look into the eyes of a baby.  Look down into a microscope and watch as cells…

Breaking News: Mormons ARE Christians


Chris·tian : a person who believes in the teachings of Jesus Christ   Even Merriam-Webster gets it.   The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, also nicknamed the ‘Mormon Church’ has been attacked and persecuted since it was founded in 1830.  Because its founder Joseph Smith claimed revelation from God the Father and Jesus…

Your body isn’t yours


Recently, my wife and I watched a show that delves into the “different”.  This particular episode struck me as it portrayed the most pierced person in the world. Announcing she created over 8,000 holes in her body, my jaw dropped.  I didn’t find myself judging or looking down upon her, but I felt sorry for her, actually. I wondered…