Responding to Doubt by Seeking Revelation...

Feb 23, 2012 by

I’ve been corresponding with a man who came across this blog and found it beneficial, especially the posts about doubting.  I just emailed him a talk I gave in my singles’ ward about six months ago. Now I’m thinking, I’ll just share it more broadly. It’s mega long as far as posts go, but you can take a bathroom break midway. It’s extremely personal, but faith is personal and I prefer to provide an example of someone working through the development of faith. Welcome into my head and examples of my dating life.:) (As if you weren’t already there.) Here are links to previous posts about doubting Doubting and Wrestling Doubt: Religion’s 4 Letter Word Why I’m Not Disillusioned by Sketchy Scriptures My Current Explanation of Life’s Purpose I’m just copying and pasting what...

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Sometimes a Swedish Girl Visits and We Laugh a Lot...

Feb 20, 2012 by

One of my former mission companions and now forever friends visited me this weekend. It was so good for my soul. Katarina came from Sweden to serve on Temple Square in Salt Lake City with hundreds of other sister missionaries from around the world. Proficiency in varied  languages is crucial on Temple Square, since it is a highly trafficked destination for international visitors.  Good thing she’s fluent in English, Swedish and German, not to mention additionally conversational in Italian, Spanish, Mandarin and ASL. (We’ll get back to that ASL.) At midpoint serving on Temple Square, sisters transfer to a different mission in the States for the door knocking form of finding in missionary work. It’s way more effective when people are coming to you with curiosity, but both experiences are meaningful and now cherished....

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Intelligence Squared Debate: The World Would Be Better Without Religion, Claim I Wish Chapman and Grayling Addressed...

Nov 17, 2011 by

Last night I was frustrated. It all started on my metro ride home when I was thinking about the things I needed to do for the evening. Before I could get to them, I thought, I need to address unresolved tasks for my Church calling (responsibility) that I had worked on tying up on Sunday, but couldn’t connect with the people I needed. I’d called them several times since. I also emailed them. I hadn’t heard back. As I walked home, calling one back and again reaching only a voicemail, I was getting more miffed. They had approached me at Church for something they needed my help with so they could fulfill their calling.  I went through the work of doing just what they asked for and now they weren’t returning my calls? I...

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Christ Lived the Holocaust, Literally...

Nov 6, 2011 by

I’m still primed up from the Mormons-aren’t-Christians claims coming from Pastor Robert Jeffress’ and those who share his views of Christianity. My post Jeffress: Cult—any religious group not Evangelical Christian (Catholics get a backhanded pass) directly responds to his “cult” and “non-Christian” label for people in the Latter-day Saint faith community. Hence my creation of the page “I Believe in Christ” found at the top right of this website. There, I set out to generate a summary of my reliance on the merits of Jesus Christ, but it ran way too long. Instead, I’m going to make that page a list of summaries with links to posts I write directly about who I believe Jesus Christ is and what I believe He has done for me and for mankind. These will provide snapshots into my...

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The best video yet on the MormonMessages Youtube channel released this week...

Nov 5, 2011 by

The best video yet on the MormonMessages Youtube channel released this week. The video features young Jamaican born Latter-day Saint Chris Cook who serves as his congregation’s bishop (volunteer pastor) in London, England. In it he talks about his experience with the Book of Mormon. The animation, camera work, his dashing smile, and sincere witness of Christ make it the best video yet! Mormons (Latter-day Saints) believe the Bible to be a compilations of revelations written down by ancient apostles and prophets at or around Jerusalem. We cherish it as scripture to teach about Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and His commandments. As this video’s animation beautifully illustrates, Latter-day Saints also believe that God led a prophet during Jeremiah’s Old Testament ministry to what we now call the American continent ..  His family...

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Can’t you see that I’M the answer to your prayers?...

Aug 21, 2011 by

The post “What would a MormonInsider Say About…”  responded in part to Leah’s questions. This post continues with some more parts. I met him when I was in his city on business and later attended a meeting with several Latter-day Saint young single adults. He had a boy-next-door-grown-into-a-studly-man charm about him. He was spiritual, kindly, thoughtful, and brilliantly innovative. Did I mention he was also easy on the eyes? We’d been in touch a few times before my flight was laying over in his city and he picked me up from the airport. I had called him about meeting during my 4 hr long layover. He didn’t know I was flying stand-by on my brother’s flight benefits, which meant I hadn’t booked my flight before I talked to him. He didn’t know if he wasn’t...

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