Mormon Monday: On doubting the faith

There was yesterday a New York Times article that was interesting to read as it tried to discuss what was seen as a growing trend of Mormons who are doubting their faith after researching the Church and its history online.  I do not want to discuss the specific members discussed and quoted in this article … Continue reading Mormon Monday: On doubting the faith

My thoughts on Joseph Smith

When I really think about it, I have mixed emotions when it comes to talking about Joseph Smith.  I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet called of God to restore the gospel of Jesus Christ to this earth, I honor and … Continue reading My thoughts on Joseph Smith

Mormon Monday: General Conference April 2013 recap

It was another wonderful weekend spent enjoying the uplifting words of General Conference.  I was able to get Saturday off work, and spent the whole weekend at home with my laptop plugged into our television streaming gc.lds.org with the family.  It was nice, a great spirit was felt during the messages and we have a … Continue reading Mormon Monday: General Conference April 2013 recap

Mormon Monday: General Conference OCT 2012 Follow-up: Can You Feel So Now?

It really is wonderful how quickly the Church gets the General Conference address up online.  As soon as Thursday after the Conference the full text of each talk was available, and I have started something that has not only helped me spiritually, but has helped me in my job as well.  I work tech support … Continue reading Mormon Monday: General Conference OCT 2012 Follow-up: Can You Feel So Now?

On Apologizing and Meaning It

It should be no surprise to anyone, but I am not perfect.  I am not even always nice.  And since I have been married and my decisions have come to intimately affect another person, there have been times when I have made mistakes and have needed to apologize.  I must admit that I am in no way … Continue reading On Apologizing and Meaning It

Mormon Monday: What I Believe, The Holy Ghost

This is part four in a series where I have been taking a look at the Fourth Article of Faith.  Parts One, Two, and Three are here. The Fourth Article of Faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reads, We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus … Continue reading Mormon Monday: What I Believe, The Holy Ghost

Mormon Monday: What I Believe, Baptism

This is the third post in a series taking a closer look at the Fourth Article of Faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  (Parts One and Two are here.)  Again, that Article of Faith reads, We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second,Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for … Continue reading Mormon Monday: What I Believe, Baptism

Mormon Monday: What I Believe, Repentance

Last week I started writing about the Fourth Article of Faith.  Again, it reads: We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second,Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost. These are the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the foundation … Continue reading Mormon Monday: What I Believe, Repentance

Mormon Monday: What I Believe, part 1

I have tried before to document the fundamentals of what I believe as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  For a long time I have wanted to do a multi-post series where I write about different aspects of my faith in a logical, systematical order, rather than just the willy-nilly … Continue reading Mormon Monday: What I Believe, part 1

Mormon Monday: Justice and Mercy and Politics

I've had a series of conversations at work about politics and literature and a lot of things.  It's been fun, but one conversation stuck out to me.  We were talking about Ayn Rand and her novels and her philosophy and politics.  Now I've read almost everything that Ayn Rand wrote; Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, Anthem.  And … Continue reading Mormon Monday: Justice and Mercy and Politics