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?

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…?

Salt Lake City, The Latter-day Saint Mecca

If it’s within your means or not too far away and you sincerely want to know more about the Mormons and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one of the best ways is to go to the historic (and modern) heart of the church, the LDS church headquarters, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. I had the opportunity to visit Salt Lake last fall with a … Continue reading Salt Lake City, The Latter-day Saint Mecca

Truth and Evidence # 1—The Pattern

  This is the first post of many I plan to make highlighting a variety of “proofs/evidences” confirming the truthfulness of The Book of Mormon, and with it, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The first point is the simple fact that the manner in which Joseph Smith was called to be a prophet and the Restoration of the Gospel came about was … Continue reading Truth and Evidence # 1—The Pattern

I Speak Unto You As If Ye Were Present

One of my favorite set of verses from The Book of Mormon – Another Testament of Jesus Christ is a prophecy from the last prophet in the book and son of the prophet historian, Mormon, Moroni. It’s one of the most poignant messages in the book, in my opinion, since he speaks directly to us and shares an example of how the Lord guided him … Continue reading I Speak Unto You As If Ye Were Present

Epic Documentary: Meet the Mormons

Speaking of “going to the source,” one of my favorite introductions to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the award-winning 2014 documentary, Meet the Mormons, which highlights six different members of the Church, their stories, and how their faith is manifest in their individual lives. It’s one of the best “glimpses,” in my opinion, into what makes Mormons “tick” that I’ve ever … Continue reading Epic Documentary: Meet the Mormons

The Spirit of Mormon Historical Sites

If you’re searching for answers and really do want to know the truth about Mormonism for yourself, you know if you’ve read my earlier posts that I’m a big proponent of “going straight to the source”—i.e. speaking with active members of the Church and not relying on the misconstrued, misdirected, or downright misrepresentative writings of non-Mormon and/or anti-Mormon individuals since they usually have one main … Continue reading The Spirit of Mormon Historical Sites

Mormonism … and the Father of Lies

I’ve decided to start this blog, The Daily Mormon, with the goal of writing a post daily to help clarify many of the questions surrounding the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints … also known as Mormonism or the Mormon Church. There is, in many respects, a very real “battle” going on these days, especially online. Good people are seeking the truth about God, looking for … Continue reading Mormonism … and the Father of Lies