Articles about my faith, religion, and my spiritual journey, as well as societal issues with moral implications like abortion. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, so many of the articles are seen through that lens.

What President Nelson Has Urged Us to Do Centers Around the Savior

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There has been much discussion, among members of The Church of…

The Fetal Right to Life Book about Unborn Babies’ Right to Not Be Aborted

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Author C. Paul Smith, an accomplished attorney, city councilman,…
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Seek, Ask, Knock: A Progressively Closer Relationship with God

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Last week, during our family’s morning scripture study, I was…
8 Ways Our Freedom of Religion Is Being Taken Away

8 Ways Our Freedom of Religion Is Being Taken Away

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In the church and in politics, we often hear about the need to…
Temple and Family History Plan - Rockwall 2nd Ward

Ward Temple and Family History Plan

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A few months ago, I was called as Temple and Family History…

Personal Covenants with God

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Recently, some life experiences got me thinking about personal…
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Spotlights in Primary and Teaching Children about Goals and Prayers

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In a recent Primary sharing time I attended, there were two “spotlights”…

Long Answers to Lake Pointe Church Belief Statements

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In December 2016, I volunteered to coach my son's 10-year-old…
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Is the Lamanite Dark Skin Literal or Figurative?

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Summary: I believe that statements about the dark skin of the…

The Meaning of Atonement

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Summary: The atonement, the atonement of Jesus Christ, and the…
That We May be Redeemed

What the Prophets have Taught about Christopher Columbus

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While I have always had high esteem for Christopher Columbus,…
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How to Vote: Gospel Principles for Choosing Political Candidates

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In anticipation of the upcoming presidential election in the…