My series of testimonies of the Book of Mormon continues with another testimony of a family member. As I had said in the previous blog post, some of my family members had written down their testimonies of the Book of Mormon while I was a missionary in France. These testimonies were given to me, I... Continue Reading →
When I talk about prophets, many outside of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints think of Old Testament prophets such as Abraham, Moses, Noah and Isaiah. The Latter-day Saints think of modern prophets right along with these prophets of the Old Testament. We believe that God still speaks to prophets, whom He has chosen... Continue Reading →
This week I have had two different friends touring through southern France and posting pictures of the town of Carcasonne. I have enjoyed seeing their pictures that they have posted of this incredible medieval city. It reminded me of a message I had written back in 2004 for our church (ward) newsletter in Springville, Utah. ... Continue Reading →
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 never... Continue Reading →
The year is 1985. It is summer time. There is a small arcade at the Dan's grocery store about a mile from home. Each day during the summer, my friends and I would walk to the store for an ice cream and to play some video games. Sometimes I only had a quarter. Sometimes I had 4 quarters. But one thing was for sure, I was going to play "Punch Out."
When we moved to Highland, Utah we were excited to have a big yard. We had three daughters; Julienne was 6, Maggie had just turned 5, and Emma was almost 2. Part of the appeal of the house was a big playground in the back yard and room for a trampoline. We bought a trampoline... Continue Reading →
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 →