Category Archives: Church

What makes a great leader?

I had an opportunity to give a lesson in church last weekend to a group of Priesthood men known as the congregations “Elders Quorum“. The lesson focused on priesthood leadership and the proper type of motivation required. This also reaffirmed a belief I have about our public servants, and even business managers and leaders, in […]


Wyle City mayor claims to understand Mormons at LDS chapel ground breaking

This morning Eric Hogue, Wylie City Mayor, was warmly received by a cheerful group of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Wylie, TX as they held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new chapel near the intersection of Sanden Blvd. and Brown Street. In attendance was not only the city’s mayor, over a dozen local and regional […]


The Controversy over Christmas

The Christmas Grinchs are back again this year, despite all the progress I though I saw last year with people protesting those establishments that attempted to remove “Christmas” from their stores due to a fear over offending a few customers.  It just seems like bad business to me, to remove from your store any references […]


LDS Church Leader, Elder Oaks, on U.S. Constitution

Elder Dallin H. Oaks, an apostle for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently stated United States Constitution’s fundamental principles must be understood, valued and protected.Elder Oaks made these remakes as the key note speaker at Utah’s Constitution Day Celebration that took place at in the Tabernacle at Temple Square in Salt Lake […]


LDS Church seeks to “Regularize” Activities in China

From the LDS Church Newsroom: “A series of high-level meetings between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) and an official from the People’s Republic of China is expected to lead to “regularized” operations for the Church in China.” “It is important to understand what the term regularizing means, and what it does […]


Proposition 8 hits home

SALT LAKE CITY 4 August 2010 – The LDS church released the following statement on the ruling by Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al: “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regrets today’s decision.  California voters have […]


The History of Mormon Pioneers.

Between 1847 through 1869 (and even beyond the 1890s), estimates of 60,000 – 80,000 Mormon pioneers migrated to the Utah mountains on journeys that took months to complete. Today, July 24th, Mormons all around the world celebrate these faithful pioneers who made these treks.  The specific date, commemorates the arrival of the first company of […]


What do Mormon’s Truly belive about the purpous of government?

The LDS Church’s official doctrine on the purpose of government: 1. Governments should preserve freedom of conscience and worship: “… governments were instituted of God for the benefit of man; and that he holds men accountable for their acts in relation to them, both in making laws and administering them, for the good and safety […]


Being a Kid in the Previous Century

What contrasts we can see between just a few generations: Those of us born in the 1920’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and even 70’s… First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can and didn’t get tested for […]


LDS Church reasserts it’s Political Neutrality while encouraging activism.

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently issued a letter . . . encouraged Latter-day Saints to attend their local precinct caucus meetings. In doing so the Church has also reasserted it’s stance on being politically neutral: “The Church does not: Endorse, promote or oppose political parties, candidates or […]


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