I’m 47 years old. I haven’t always been active in the Church. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) I stopped going to church when I was about 16 and didn’t start going back until I was 19. During that time of being inactive in the Church, I never doubted the teachings. I neverContinue reading “Anti-Mormon & losing faith”
Category Archives: Dad
Pride, ladders, and wheelchairs
My oldest daughter was coming home from serving 18 months as missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Omaha, Nebraska mission a couple weeks ago. We had been counting this day down for a very long time. As an LDS missionary, you only get to write/email home once a weekContinue reading “Pride, ladders, and wheelchairs”
Paris France Temple
Today was a special day. 25 years ago I was serving an LDS mission in southern France. As a male missionary you normally serve for 2 years. (Females serve for 18 months). I gave it my all for these two years and it made me a better person and helped shape me into who I am today.
Moving to Port Angeles, WA
Well I better officially announce that in June we are moving to Port Angeles, Washington to be closer to Jen’s parents. FAQ: 1. Why is there a moving van in your driveway? The big moving van is for the declutter move. Jen and I are driving up this weekend and storing a bunch of thingsContinue reading “Moving to Port Angeles, WA”
What Easter means to me personally
When I was young, Easter was all about the Easter egg hunt the Saturday before Easter up the street next to the Lions Club. They may have sponsored it, I can’t recall. I remember that we’d see a lot of neighbors there and other kids from school. It was a big event and there were a lot of kids. I had a basket in hand and I wanted some eggs!
In a split second
Life can get really busy. I’m 47 years old now. I have two kids who are living in other parts of the world, one in Iowa and one in the Ukraine. We still have 4 children at home. I run my own business. I have a demanding church calling. This all makes time fly by. But before too much time passes, I wanted to get this written down. This is a hard one for me to write. Spoiler alert, there was no tragedy. Life went on as usual. But my heart aches and I get so sad when I think about what happened in Cedar City, Utah a couple weeks ago, and it’s all my fault.
By their fruits ye shall know them
Jesus taught many things that have been recorded in the Book of Mormon and in the Bible. One thing that was taught in the Sermon on the Mount was how you could tell who was a true disciple of Jesus Christ among all the false prophets. He said that you would be able to lookContinue reading “By their fruits ye shall know them”
Latter Day Lives Podcast
I thought I’d share with the blog’s followers that I was the featured guest today on the podcast “Latter Day Lives” hosted by my good friend Shawn Rapier. Shawn and I have been close friends for almost 20 years. His podcast is uplifting and just makes you feel good. He interviews interesting members of TheContinue reading “Latter Day Lives Podcast”
I remember having a talk with one of my missionary friends during lunch at a zone conference when I was a missionary in France. He was telling me about an amazing experience he had by finding a family, teaching them the gospel, and seeing them get baptized. He said, “This is the reason I cameContinue reading “Frère Mwamba”
Perilous Times before the Second Coming
I have been pondering similar questions for some time. Why is Satan attacking Joseph Smith? Why is Satan attacking the leaders of the Church? Why is Satan attacking the Book of Mormon? It seems to be getting worse.