Latter-Day Saints: The Conclusion

We are here again at the end of yet another month. Each one is radically different from the next, with new challenges, new lessons, and new family members. The end-of-month post is bitter-sweet, the one I dread the most. Let’s see how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, like the faiths before it, changed my […]

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Pioneer Day: The Cost of Religious Freedom

Imagine a mob waiting to beat and expel you everywhere you go. Imagine fearing for your life, liberty, and family all in the name of faith. Imagine being hated, scorned, and ridiculed…all because of your faith. How long would that faith last? When Joseph Smith, Jr. revealed the Book of Mormon and his call by […]

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Multiple Wives: A Divine Right?

When I turned 14 years old, I started working summers with my dad. He delivered bags of ice to the beach out of an 18-wheeler and, as it was with the Army, he spent a lot of time away from home. Because the days were long, I usually made a killing taking this ice to […]

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Reaching for Infinity

I cannot shake what happened to me last Monday night. What’s strange is that, looking back, the experience–those simple words, “Good. Now keep going…only harder,” were a seed. I feel the tendrils of the roots from this event spreading through my mind. It’s as if those words are churning the soil of my self, my […]

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How to Restore a Gospel…

I remember the day like it was 10 minutes ago. It was a hot, sunny day in August, right before the start of my senior year in high school. A mechanical roar echoed throughout the neighborhood. Something was rolling up our driveway. I turned the corner of the house and there it was, a 1968 Ford Mustang […]

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