Our lives passed away like as it were unto us a dream

There is a painting in the entry of our home. Every now and then as I am passing by, I will stop and look at it.  It is a painting of my two eldest children, Julienne and Maggie. The painting is of them running down a trail in Port Angeles, on one of our manyContinue reading “Our lives passed away like as it were unto us a dream”

I can do better

I feel that I can do better in recording spiritual experiences.  I’ve felt a bit of writer’s block since the pandemic started. I think that it might be because of the many things weighing on my mind; from the health of my mother who lives in Utah and who’s had some health challenges during theContinue reading “I can do better”

Response to the blue-haired, nose-piercings, Agnostic.

(My response to someone self-described as “blue hair, asymmetrical nose piercings, gay, and identifies as Agnostic”) I like your writing style. I hope that you really don’t think that all “Mormons” are bad. Just like any group of people, you’ll get all kinds. I think that even though I’m a faithful church-going, (well, at leastContinue reading “Response to the blue-haired, nose-piercings, Agnostic.”

Cautiously grateful

I wanted to share something my wife, Jen, wrote yesterday about our experience Sunday. I’m grateful for this miracle, and cautious because I know hydrocephalus can turn on a dime and we can find ourselves in the emergency room again. From Jen’s Facebook post: If you’re tired of all the negativity in the world rightContinue reading “Cautiously grateful”

Small and Simple Things

Today in our family scripture reading we read in Alma 37. In verse 6 it says, “By small and simple things are great things brought to pass.”  I often wait to write a blog post because I want it to be something interesting, and I want it to be just the right topic at theContinue reading “Small and Simple Things”

Brainwashed

Sam responded to my last blog and claimed that I was brainwashed for being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While he did become a little more confrontational, I wanted to respond because he said that I was avoiding engaging in meaningful conversation. Hello Sam, I do not like toContinue reading “Brainwashed”

Eternally damned?

I received another question and thought that I would share my response from someone I will call Sam. Sam said, “There is absolutely no biblical evidence for what you suggest by stating that a deceased person has any ability to accept your postmortem “proxy baptism”. It’s not easy to accept that they (loved ones) areContinue reading “Eternally damned?”

Why do we need the Book of Mormon?

I was asked this question yesterday by someone who I think was sincere in his asking. Many who believe in the Bible think that it is the complete word of God. “Why do we need the Book of Mormon?” I responded, very simply, if you believe in Jesus Christ, and you love His words, whyContinue reading “Why do we need the Book of Mormon?”

What does it mean to “bear your testimony”?

Someone asked this question yesterday, “What does it mean to bear your testimony?” I’m guessing they are not of my faith. I’ll call him Jim. Here is my reply. That is a good question Jim. As an active, practicing member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I would say that it meansContinue reading “What does it mean to “bear your testimony”?”