Did I Not Speak Peace To Your Mind?

Pictured is the reconstructed home of Joseph and Emma Smith in Harmony, Pennsylvania. Joseph and Emma Smith moved from Palmyra, New York to Harmony, Pennsylvania to escape persecution. Joseph had been commanded to continue translating the plates, but the tasks … Continued

Moroni Appeared to 17 Different People!

The Savior’s words as recorded in Doctrine and Covenants 27: 5 said, “…Moroni, whom I have sent unto you to reveal the Book of Mormon, containing the fullness of my everlasting gospel, to whom I have committed the keys of … Continued

5 Things Every Single LDS Man Should Know

www.LDSSinglesTrips.com – LDS Singles Church History Tour The other night I was sitting with a group of women who were complaining about the dating scene.  They joked about how they wish men could be sent to a Man Camp where … Continued

Today’s Youth & The Stripling Warriors

The comparison of today’s youth to Helaman’s Stripling Warriors doesn’t quite work anymore! Prior to my mission in the late 90’s, I was often reminded by my church leaders of President Benson’s famous quote.  “You are a marked generation” we … Continued


That time when a group of LDS Singles ran from the Mexican police: I take groups of LDS singles to tour the ancient Mayan ruins in Mexico and Belize.  We tour these ruins with an LDS perspective.  We use a … Continued

Priesthood Restoration Site

 KSL reported some exciting news this morning! (August 21, 2015) The renovation work being done at the Priesthood Restoration Site in Harmony, Pennsylvania is just about complete.  While leading several Church History Tours this past year, I have been able to keep … Continued

First Miracle of the Restoration

One of the greatest miracles of the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ happened long before Joseph Smith received his vision of the Father and the Son in the Sacred Grove. Joseph Smith’s third great-grandfather settled in Topsfield, Massachusetts … Continued

What Else Matters?

As a missionary in Australia many years ago, I met a wonderful Catholic woman named Pauline Murray.  Pauline was 83 years old when I met her and she knew more about the Bible then anyone I have ever met.  She … Continued

Faith During Tragedy at Rocky Ridge

Weak from hunger and exhaustion, members of the Willie company started from the base of Rocky Ridge early on the morning of October 23.  William and Jane James, along with their children, started a little bit later because William and his … Continued

Emma’s Truth About the Translation

Emma Smith was certainly Joseph Smith’s greatest supporter.  She loved Joseph.  She defended him, and supported him.  Yet when it came to the translation of the Book of Mormon, Emma could not hold back from the brutal and honest truth … Continued

Lehi’s Dream in Mexico?

In 1941, Dr. Matthew W. Stirling, a non-LDS schalor,  headed a joint expedition of the Smithsonian Institution of Washington and the National Geographic Society in the exploration of several archaeological sites of southern Mexico, including Izapa. At this ruin he … Continued

Reddick Allred

When it was discovered that the Martin and Willie Handcart Companies were in trouble, Brigham Young immediately called upon the members of the church to provide assistance during the morning session of General Conference.  There was no time to prepare. … Continued

‘Brethren’? What about the women?!?

How many of you readers of the Book of Mormon have ever thought, ‘Hey! What about the women!’?  This is a legitimate question.  After all, each prophet throughout the book constantly refers to his audience as his ‘brethren’.  In fact, … Continued

Hastening the Work

Is the Saviors Prophecy Coming True Right Before Our Eyes? You will remember the parable Jesus taught referred to as the “Parable of the Ten Virgins”.  The parable, found in Matthew 25: 1-13, tells the story of ten women who … Continued

To Them of the Last Wagon

The thousands of faithful, unsung Saints who endured the rigors of the westward trek and colonization left us a spiritual heritage to treasure. In 1947, the centennial of the arrival of Latter-day Saint pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley, many … Continued


  Lamanai!  This is our Number 1 rated tour. When traveling with our Book of Mormon Cruise group, our journey to Lamanai starts before we even leave the cruise ship.  Our ship anchors several miles from shore and we take … Continued

God Gave America to be Free

Faced with the death penalty for high treason, courageous men debated long before they picked up the quill pen to sign the parchment that declared the independence of the colonies from the mother country on July 4, 1776.  For many … Continued

Mayan and Nephite Traditions

Mayan Traditions vs Nephite Traditions – Are the similarities too great to go unnoticed? The history, culture, customs, and religious beliefs of the ancient Mayan people are strikingly similar to those of the Nephites.  Considering that the Book of Mormon … Continued

Could Haun’s Mill Been Prevented?

Mobs, those who were antagonistic toward the Mormons, were “heard in every direction” throughout Missouri. The mobs burned houses and crops, rustled cattle, unlawfully detained members of the church, and threatened the Saints with death. On October 25, 1838, Joseph … Continued

Native tribe with LDS beliefs?

The Lacandon people are one of the most isolated native groups in Mexico.  Going completely undetected until the early 1900’s, this small tribe is giving scientists a unique look into the past Mayan way of life.  Over just the last … Continued

Sacred Revelations Are Saved!

As persecution increased, more and more Saints moved to the outskirts of the United States to seek refuge from their enemies.  The population of the Saints seemed to increase daily in Jackson County, Missouri.  The members of the Church built … Continued

Grandin Building

About 2,500 years ago, Isaiah prophesied that a book would come in that last days.  The book would contain “a revelation from God, from the beginning of the world until the ending thereof” (2 Nephi 27:6-10).  This book is the … Continued

The Mormon Battalion

The story of the Mormon Battalion is not well know.  Perhaps it is not talked about much because the march which the Battalion took from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Diego, CA was completely uneventful.  However, the story of the … Continued

Why do bad things happen to good people?

This last week, I attended the funeral for my 25 year old cousin.  He suffered with a rare and incurable form of diabetes.  He is the second son my uncle and aunt have buried and they have yet another son … Continued