One Heart, One Mind: Trimming Zion

“And the Lord called his people Zion, because they were of one heart and one mind. And dwelt in righteousness and there was no poor among them.” Moses 7:18...more

Pants on Fire

Oh, but the Mormon world has exploded this past week.  What began as a fairly simple movement has turned into some shocking drama.  I know all people are prone to over reactions, but I feel like as Mormons we excel at this.  I think it’s a part of our mythology.  Joanna Brooks hit on this in her book, Book of Mormon Girl.  The Mormon pioneers would “circle their wagons” as to protect themselves from danger.  Mormons have been through such ...more

Conservative Mormon reactions to the Obacalypse*

I have a lot of thoughts about the elections on Tuesday.  More than a few reactions myself.  Relief.  I’m so relieved that most Americans can see that we’re heading the right direction and have voted to keep going forward instead of regressing.  Hope.  I’m hopeful that since Obama can’t run again, the House Republicans will make their goal economic improvement, instead of one term president.  I’m hoping we’ll get some compromise from here on out.  It has certainly been lacking.  A lot....more

Who Owns The Term Mormon?

Polygamy is a touchy subject for many Mormons.  Mention the word polygamy to a faithful Mormon and you will observe an almost universal knee-jerk reaction – an explanation that Mormons do not practice polygamy and that polygamist groups covered in mainstream media are not Mormon.  To counter the image of polygamy, Mormon authorities made an unsuccessful attempt to trademark the term “Mormon”, as an attempt to prevent fundamenta...more

The Strength of Testimony

As many know and have been watching – I am working on my journey of really getting back into my religion. I really have been spacing my posts about religion out because I know that a lot of people don’t want to hear about it, but there are some here who are truly enjoying the process.I have been reading my scriptures a lot lately, and of course checking out the great resources on LDS.org. Talks, scripture study stuff, you know… the boring stuff no one wants to talk about anyway....more

New Poll Shows Christian Right are Idiots

In a stunning new survey of the Christian Right in America, it shows that Jews are morefavorable to Mormons and Muslims to these so called Christian Right Wing idiots....more

Understanding a Special Blessing

Years ago when I was active and worthy in my church I received my Patriarchal Blessing. Typically a Bishop of the church will not recommend you or clear the way for you to meet with the Patriarch in the area if it has been less than a year since you were baptized....more

A Journey of Spiritual Healing

That photo to the right was me in July of 2006. I had gone through a rough year. I had a failed relationship that moved me 600 miles away from home, then back home. I lost my grandfather and I felt like I overall had lost my way in life....more
Wishing you God's blessings in your journey ... thanks so much for sharing from your ...more

9 Myths About Mormons

Mark Twain, on his visit to Salt Lake City:...more

5 Tough Questions About Christian Theology Answered

The one thing I hear consistently from new and old converts to the Mormon faith is that prior to joining the church, some of their most pressing theological questions were not fully answered and that they were left wanting.  This absence led them to seek out something more -something that would satisfy the soul and their personal quest for truth.   Here are some of those common questions that may leave YOU wondering as well….and our faith’s answer.♥  What happens to our bodies when we die?...more