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
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…?
I started this blog to help people learn the truth about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, otherwise known as the Mormons. There are a lot of differing opinions online about Mormons and a large number of them are misrepresentative, twisted, or just plain false. The “anti-Mormonism” movement, if you want to call it that, while really baffling and disrespectful/hurtful in a lot … Continue reading Why I Started TheDailyMormon.com
You saw her if you watched the epic documentary I wrote of last week, Meet the Mormons. Comedian Jenna Kim Jones was the narrator of that film and she did a great job. She’s a New Yorker, a talented comedian, and also a Mormon. Thought you might like to get to know her a little better. Click Below to Watch Jenna’s “I’m a Mormon” Video: … Continue reading LDS Comedian: Jenna Kim Jones
I talk a lot about what people believe about the Mormon church … the good, the bad, the ugly, and everything in-between. But, what do Mormons really believe? This video does a great job of answering this question. It’s way better than anything I could try to say. Click Below to Watch This Short Video: If you’ve ever walked, ridden, or driven by a Mormon … Continue reading What Do Latter-day Saints Really Believe?
I’ve talked off and on about the “haters/naysayers”—those who fight against the Church and “kick against the pricks,” as they say, decrying the good and tearing down the beauty that the Church stands for worldwide. I have a hard time with them, I’ll admit. I mean, I don’t “crap on your porch” and ask you to like it. I would ask you not to do … Continue reading Healthy Dialogue vs. “Civil” Debate
Here’s another great I’m a Mormon testimonial from about as far away as you can get from here in Portland, Oregon (USA), this one about a Mormon opera singer from Sidney, Australia, Patrice Tipoki Arkins. While music is important to many of us and most definitely to the Church as a whole—I personally love all kinds of genres from country to R & B to rock … Continue reading LDS Opera Singer: Patrice Tipoki Arkins
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
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Hi WordPress Ward Members! It’s time for our Ward Social Link-up Party this month! Each 4th Saturday you can post a link to your own blog post that you want to share with other bloggers. The link can be on ANY topic as long as it is “anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy.” [Articles of Faith #13] Please comment below… Continue reading WordPress Link-Up (LDS Bloggers) Party!
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…?