“This Must be a Famous Mormon” The John Benbow Story.

  “This Must be a Famous Mormon” The John Benbow Story. Tuesday (2/10/15) was a funeral for my Uncle Cedric (My Fathers brother). My uncle George (My Mothers brother) came with us. George is Catholic. As the graveside service started they talked about how Cedric loved trucks. This topic became sore for George. His dad,…

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Green Pools and Revelation. (A Mission Story)

Green Pools and Revelation. A story of Serving in Gardiner Maine. Green Pools. Our story starts on a warm August evening in Maine. Fall was definitely starting. The leaves in Maine had started to change colors. Soon the hills will look like someone had painted them with gold and amber. I was serving with Elder…

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5 Critical Things My Mission President Taught Me.

5 Critical Things My Mission President Taught Me   When I was preparing to go home from my mission, our mission president called all the returning missionaries in and gave them this counsel to live by as we return home and start preparing for marriage. Some of these change slightly when you get married, but…

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Mormon Excommunication Explained: An Act Of Love.

Mormon Excommunication Explained: An Act Of Love Much in the news has been talked about in regards to Mormon excommunication proceedings for some people (John Dehlin, and Kate Kelly). I want to clarify a few things. Excommunications in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints commonly referred to as “Mormons” are different than…

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5 Things I wish I was told before I served a mission.

5 Things I wish I was told before I served a mission  As a returned missionary, I often think of things I wish I had learned or was taught before I went on my mission, or even earlier on my mission. These things would have changed how I taught, and my approach to my missionary work….

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Mormons and Movies, Is R-Rated Bad?

Mormons and Movies R-Rated movies, Good? Bad? Or Sinful? Among the youth of my generation, there is a rising tide that says they want to “keep the commandments” yet they seek for every reason to excuse themselves, they look for an ox they can push in the mire so that they in their mind can…

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