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…

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…

8 ways to Make this General Conference the best yet


Twice a year we have the privilege of listening to messages and counsel from the Prophet, Apostles, and other leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  In the Spring and Fall we’re reminded of what we ought to be doing and we’re encouraged by what we’re doing right. I made a list to better…

You aren’t “saved”


“I’m a nurse.”  Well actually that’s a lie.  I’m in the process of becoming a nurse. “I’m saved.”  That’s also a lie.  I’m in the process of becoming saved. I’ve heard people say to me “I’m saved” as if their judgment is already set in stone.  This devalues Jesus Christ who is the one who will…

8 ways The Book of Mormon will change your life


I 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. …