ISSUES OF FAITH

I’m excited to be added to the Issues of Faith column in the Peninsula Daily News! I will not copy and paste the articles, but you can read them here: Issues of Faith is a rotating column by five religious leaders on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Top 12 Latter-Day Saints Podcasts – Ep. 33

Welcome, everybody! As usual, I usual, I am recording from Port Angeles, Washington, which is not in the Rocky Mountains as the Podcast name might imply!  I started this blog called Rocky Mountain Sunshine while living in Utah, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, but we moved to Port Angeles, Washington, which still hasContinue reading “Top 12 Latter-Day Saints Podcasts – Ep. 33”

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”

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.”

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?”

Saved by Grace, not works

Jim continues our conversation from my previous posts. He says, “Do you believe that Jesus is God? That it is only through him that we are saved? That there is nothing that we can do on earth, no “good deed,” that will make us deserve or achieve eternal life?” Yes, Jim. I believe that. IContinue reading “Saved by Grace, not works”

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”?”

I Believe in Christ

We were asked to sing I Believe In Christ to share with our church congregation virtually on Easter Sunday since there is a stay-at-home mandate due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Xavier was not too happy about it, but for the very first take, he did great. I would have re-recorded it once I saw thatContinue reading “I Believe in Christ”