Sharing the gospel using Facebook


After many years of resisting, I finally joined Facebook. My intention is to find another avenue to share the gospel. I have been blogging for a little over a year and have enjoyed numerous conversations about the gospel with many visitors. But for the most part, I feel like I'm preaching to the choir. It …

The sacrament is for addicts


I have not taken the sacrament over the last few weeks. Each Sunday I was out of town visiting my dad who is in the hospital. I missed taking the sacrament and felt the difference during the week. No, the sacrament isn’t some magic potion that cures all ills, but it is a powerful way …

President Uchtdorf: Pray for Obama


We have been invited by a prophet who attended the inauguration ceremony earlier this week to exercise our faith and pray for the 44th President of the United States of America. This is not a strange or unusual request and one that I am sure can be appreciated by people of all faiths. President Obama …

What punctuation mark are you?


You Are a Question MarkYou seek knowledge and insight in every form possible. You love learning.And while you know a lot, you don't act like a know it all. You're open to learning you're wrong.You ask a lot of questions, collect a lot of data, and always dig deep to find out more.You're naturally curious …

Prophets, scholars and burning hail


I am more impressed with prophets than I am with scholars. While I know some prophets who are also scholars, I know a whole lot of scholars who know nothing about prophets. Their world of research and peer-review publications is a far cry from the world of revelation and vision-inspired teaching in which prophets excel.Don’t …

The Visions of Joseph Smith


“The Mormons base their religion on the visions of Joseph Smith.” This passing remark I read the other day from a writer who was not familiar with our church struck me as a profoundly simple summary of our religion. Take away the visions of Joseph Smith and what have we got? Nothing - much of …