Crepes on Fast Sunday

The first Sunday of each month is usually a “Fast Sunday”. As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we fast for two meals, meaning we do not eat or drink for those two meals. It might be breakfast and lunch on that Sunday for example. We take the money that we... Continue Reading →

Jacob Gates and Oliver Cowdery

My great-great-great grandfather Jacob Gates knew Oliver Cowdery and the Prophet Joseph Smith personally. He saw Joseph Smith on his horse heading to Carthage, IL before the martyrdom.  Here is a cool story about him talking to Oliver before his death. "Testimony of Jacob Gates. My father, Jacob Gates, while on his way to England,... Continue Reading →

Change in LDS Leadership

Change in LDS leadership is interesting and unique and unlike any other religious organization. Most churches have a priest or some type of leadership for their local parish. In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the local leaders are all lay leaders. They are just regular members of the congregation who serve for... Continue Reading →

Mormon Baptism

Today was a special event for our family. In the LDS faith, (Mormon), we do not baptize children until they are 8 years old. We want them to make the decision and feel this is when they really start to know right from wrong. My daughter Camille recently turned 8 and was very excited to... Continue Reading →

A temple in France

I recently had the incredible opportunity to go back to France where I served my mission and attend the open house for the Paris Temple. It is now the 156th operating temple. My mission president was Elder Neil L. Andersen who now serves as an apostle, and he took us on a personal tour through... Continue Reading →

Mormon Temples

One of the unique things about the LDS faith (Mormon) is our temples. There is sometimes confusion about our temples from the fact that not just anyone can walk inside and look at one. You can do that at one of our churches or visitor centers at the temple, but inside the temple is considered... Continue Reading →

Hot Wheels

I’ve always loved cars. When I was young I had an impressive Matchbox / Hot Wheels car collection. I liked the Mustangs, Camaros, Cougars, Impalas, Chevelles, Chargers, Challengers, and Bel Airs.  I really took good care of them. My family would laugh because at a pretty young age I could tell what the make and... Continue Reading →

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