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

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

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

Dr. Roger Keller and Real Christianity

I attended Brigham Young University from 1988 to 2001, completing a bachelor’s degree in English … with multiple interruptions including work, a mission for the Church to Italy, and 9 years in the Army (during the U.S. Desert Storm invasion of Kuwait). It took me a long time to finish, in large part due to this pesky freshman math class that took me three expirations of … Continue reading Dr. Roger Keller and Real Christianity

Joseph Smith the Prophet’s Own Testimony

I talk often about “going to the source” when you’re seeking information/truth … talking to Mormons (vs. anti-Mormons) about Mormonism, reading The Book of Mormon for yourself if you want to know if it’s true, not just taking someone else’s word for it, etc., etc. Along this same line of thought, you really can’t do much better than to read Joseph Smith’s own testimony of his … Continue reading Joseph Smith the Prophet’s Own Testimony

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

The Stone Cut From the Mountainside

I wanted to do at least one post telling the story of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the “Restoration of the Fullness of Times” as we refer to it as Mormons. This is as good an example as any. It’s a talk given by the former prophet and President of the Church, Gordon B. Hinckley, in October 2007. (This post isn’t very … Continue reading The Stone Cut From the Mountainside

Could the Story Actually Be True…?

Many of my posts will be short. This one is a little longer. It’s a write-up I did many years ago explaining my “story” (my testimony of and experience with) The Book of Mormon, as I was searching for myself to know if it was really true or not. This story shares what I learned and how it changed my life. I encourage you, when … Continue reading Could the Story Actually Be True…?