This Isn’t the “Church of The Mormons”

Russel M. Nelson, the current prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, made national news recently when he shared that he has received continuous revelation indicating the Savior is unhappy with us designating ourselves as Mormons or the Church as the Mormon church. This came as a bit of surprise, especially with the Church itself’s branding of items like the … Continue reading This Isn’t the “Church of The Mormons”

LDS Rugby Coach: Larry Gelwix

Living in New Zealand as a young child like I did, I’ve always had a fascination with rugby even though we didn’t play it in my neighborhood growing up. One of my favorite movies of all time is Invictus, about the South African rugby team (and Nelson Mandela), going up against the world famous usually-dominant New Zealand All Blacks. Rugby is a sport that seems … Continue reading LDS Rugby Coach: Larry Gelwix

My Favorite Prophet Quote of All Time

It’s late and I have a very early morning tomorrow so I’m going to just, quick, share with you my favorite quote of all time this evening, then possibly add to the topic tomorrow or maybe later this week. My post yesterday was so long I promised I’d keep my thoughts short today, so here they are. One of the most gratifying things about being … Continue reading My Favorite Prophet Quote of All Time

Who is This Daily Mormon Guy Anyway?

Warning: this is a longer post than usual and may take a couple of sittings to get through it. I hope you will, though. It’s from the heart and shares some good insights into what makes me tick. I thought you might like to get to know me a little better … Patrick Laing, the author of this Daily Mormon blog, since we’re becoming good friends … Continue reading Who is This Daily Mormon Guy Anyway?

Special Witness: Russel M. Nelson, Prophet

I’ve been wanting to introduce you to each of the members of the First Presidency of the Church, President Russel M. Nelson, and his two counselors Elders Eyring and Oaks, as well as the rest of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Each is unique. They have diverse backgrounds, come from different parts of the world, different walks of life, and they all have different … Continue reading Special Witness: Russel M. Nelson, Prophet

What Do Mormon Missionaries Do…?

We’ve all seen them … full-time Mormon missionaries … with their white shirts and black name tags (or skirts and name tags in the case of the ladies). You see them in pretty much every corner of the world you can imagine. From Boise to Bangladesh and everything in-between, this force of some 60,000+ volunteer elders and sisters is doing a great work all over … Continue reading What Do Mormon Missionaries Do…?

Christ Has Called Us To Be Fishers of Men

We all know that Christ called his apostles to be “Fishers of Men” … and the Bible says they “straightway left their nets to follow him” (see Matt. 4: 18-22).  What we may not remember, though, is that the same charge, the same invitation, is extended to all of us as well, especially as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That’s … Continue reading Christ Has Called Us To Be Fishers of Men

Worldwide LDS Church Statistics

It’s late and I’ve gotta go to bed. I’m getting up in 5 hours (at 3:30 am!) to go fishing again with my atheist friend, Jerry, so I’m going to make tonight’s post short and sweet. Following are the current “Worldwide Statistics” for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following … Continue reading Worldwide LDS Church Statistics

More Latter-day Saint Humor … T-shirt Style

I wrote a post a little while ago about whether we members of The Church of Jesus Christ can laugh or not. You might snicker at that question, but it’s one of the “Mormon Misconceptions” some folks have at times. Some also wonder if we can dance, sing, go to the beach, drink caffeinated drinks, marry non-LDS; the list goes on. In most of these … Continue reading More Latter-day Saint Humor … T-shirt Style

Truth and Evidence # 2—Just a Farm Boy

On Sept 21, 1823, Joseph Smith was visited by a messenger from the presence of God that evening in the upstairs bedroom of his parents’ log home in Upstate New York. He was told that the angel was a resurrected being, a prophet of God from Ancient America. His name was Moroni and he told the young man that there was a “marvelous work and … Continue reading Truth and Evidence # 2—Just a Farm Boy