For Them That Honour Me

When Jill and I were raising our children we taught them that Sunday was the Sabbath Day, a day when our family refrains from recreation and focuses our attention on God. Well, that was the theory. In practice it must have seemed to the children to be a list of shalt nots stretching into the […]

From Muslim To Mormon

Gwen, who adopted the name Khadijah as a Muslim, is retired and lives in Portland, Oregon, devoting as much of her time as possible to volunteer work and writing youth and young adult Science Fiction. Gwen publishes on line, but wants to shift to self-publishing in her next book. It all seems so surreal at […]

The Atonement

The Atonement of Jesus Christ, according to The Guide to the Scriptures, means “To reconcile man to God.” Also: To atone is to suffer the penalty for an act of sin, thereby removing the effects of sin from the repentant sinner and allowing him to be reconciled to God. Jesus Christ was the only one […]

World LDS Church Membership

The complete updated membership statistics are available at World LDS Membership. The worldwide ranks of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints grew by 306,613 members during 2010. According to the 2012 Deseret News Church Almanac, the Church’s membership swelled to 14,131,467 as of January 1, 2011. Countries with the largest increases were the […]

U.S. LDS Membership Statistics

The complete updated membership statistics are available at United States LDS Membership. The ranks of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints grew by 85,675 members in the United States during 2010. According to the 2012 Deseret News Church Almanac, the Church’s U.S. membership swelled to 6,144,582 as of January 1, 2011. States with […]

Then And Now

Windstorm Preparations

  In preparation for the approaching storm, scenes like these were repeated all along the Wasatch Front. There were temporary waste collection sites at LDS Church stake centers and at other locations. After helping in our ward, Dan and I drove through several streets in central Kaysville and found hundreds of people and dozens of […]

Kaysville Windstorm Part 2

It is not often that the Governor warns the citizens of Utah about the weather. But he did just that Saturday night when he urged residents along the northern Wasatch Front to prepare for another windstorm, forecast to begin at 5pm Sunday. After Thursday’s windstorm, most residents have not had time to completely clean up. […]

100 Years Ago: War On Mormons Is Waged In Britain

The following was adapted from the Improvement Era magazine of April 1911 Investigation of Mormon activity Investigation of “Mormon” activity in England will be made by the House of Commons. On the 6th of March, Secretary Churchill stated that the attention of the government had been attracted to recent allegations that young girls were being […]