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…

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…

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…