The Robellini Tree and Light

The other night as I was driving home from a meeting, I looked off to the left. The sun had completely set and as a result, everything was pitch black other than weak light puddled directly under street lamps. Everything, that is, except a little clearing near the...

Doctrine & Covenants 93 – Set In Order Your Own House

Just the other day I was reading in Doctrine & Covenants 93 and was so taken by these consistent refrains, spoken to several early church members and leaders: “, as yet, over you, and this is the cause of your affliction” (vs. 42). And: “You have not kept the...

Baptism by Immersion: Following Christ’s Example

Believing in Christ and faithfully following His example is the essence of . . . to honor His words “come follow me.” To follow our Savior, it is vital to understand the manner by which He was baptized, for our eternal salvation depends upon correct application of...

Are Mormons Christian?

Are Mormons Christian? The short answer is yes. The very name of the Church itself, , a prophet in the Book of Mormon, tells us: "We talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ" (2 Nephi 25:26). Notice that Nephi is writing to us...

The Order of Christ’s Church and Priesthood

The way of Heaven is orderly. And when that way is manifest to men ministry, is the same pattern to which we look today. When we see His order, we will recognize His Church. The pattern of Orderliness and Godliness begins with the bestowing of power to act in His...

What is the Aaronic Priesthood?

We’ve already discussed about the restoration of the priesthood authority in 1829. Now we’re going to break it down and discuss the Aaronic Priesthood: “As the Prophet Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon, he found mention of baptism for the baptism. As they...

White Ribbon Against Pornography Campaign Approaching

The Internet. Technology. They have re-shaped the way we live. Remember the 5-cent . We listen to a live press conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a new leader is announced. We become a part of LDSblogs, virtually tour a hotel, observe a...

Teach Kids to Make a Difference

Making a difference in someone’s life isn’t always done in grand and obvious fashions. Most often the people who make a significant difference in the lives of others do so in small and seemingly simple ways. On the fourth Saturday of every October this idea is...

Mormon Youth are Encouraged to Date Other Mormon Youth

During a lesson one of my young women asked me about dating outside our religion. She had a friend who seemed to consistently look for guys who were not LDS. I don’t know that we, the leaders, is dedicated to Jen (name has been changed to protect the innocent…and...

The Great Apostasy

Many people do not believe there was a need for the lifetime. Many deny The Great Apostasy ever took place, but I promise you that it did. First, let's discuss the definition of apostasy: When individuals or groups of people turn away from the principles of the...

The Word of Wisdom

With obesity sweeping the nation in alarmingly large numbers, many are turning to a variety of diets, exercise programs, surgeries . . . anything that help to get and keep the weight off. The Lord revealed a "Word of Wisdom", that I believe will help all people...

The Restoration of Priesthood Authority

The priesthood is the eternal power and authority of God. Through the priesthood God created and governs the heavens and the earth. Through this power He redeems and exalts His children, bringing to pass “the immortality and eternal life of man” (Moses 1:39). God...

Helping Kids Keep the Sabbath Day Holy

If your kids are anything like my kids, the first thing they want to do on Sunday morning is turn on the television. At our house, cartoon exposure tends to stop at our two local PBS stations, meaning what they normally watch is all educational. Unfortunately when...

The Postmortal Reality of the Risen Lord Jesus Christ

Mormons believe the Bible in a comprehensive way; every detail of Bible doctrine is wholeheartedly received and accounted for by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (members of the Mormon church). The Bible records the following about the...

Life as a Mormon

Many people have an odd idea about Mormons and how we live. Because we adhere to certain standards it is a common belief that we don't have fun. Nothing could be further from the truth. Our fun just doesn't involve getting falling down-blind drunk in order to have...

The Role of Mormon Women

It is very odd how the world views Mormon women, the LDS Church and the rights and responsibilities of women. If we were to do what the world said we would eschew marriage, family and God. If we were to do what the world said we would seek after vain and self-serving...

Which Is the True Church?

As someone recently wrote on an online bulletin board I frequent, “Everyone thinks their church is the true church.” . So what sets the LDS Church above all others? How can you, as the youth of this church, explain this question in a way others can easily comprehend?...

The Doctrine and Covenants: God Speaks to Man Today

Maybe you already know that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormons, believe in the Bible as well as the Book of Mormon. But what about these other books we call scripture-the Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price? Joseph Smith,...

How Do Mormons Pray?

Approaching our Heavenly Father in prayer comes , it is a daunting task: How do we pray to someone we can't see? What do we say? Does God care? Will He answer? The answer to the last two questions: Absolutely. Your Heavenly Father loves you tremendously and will...

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK)

Most genealogists have this in common - The excitement they feel from doing volunteer work, hoping to help others find out more about their ancestors and to feel that same thrill of discovery. Over the next little while we will be taking an in-depth look at some of...

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