Friday, October 22, 2010


The roads in New England and especially Providence are a mess. Sometimes I wonder if the founder throw some spaghetti on a map a declared that's where our streets shall be. Because of the confusing roads many people seem to use the GPS; but personal for my own reasons I'm a map kind of guy.Anyway while on my mission I was told a great analogy with a GPS and the gospel that has stuck with me. When you plug in the location of where you are heading on the GPS it creates an arrow leading you on the path to get to your destination or home. But if you stray from this arrow the kind voice on the GPS will then say "recalculating route." The GPS then quick tries to figure out the shortest way to get you back on the path. It is much the same with our Savior Jesus Christ; when we have strayed from that strait and narrow path he always is there to help us find the pathway home. In Doctrine and Covenants 78:18 it reads, "And ye cannot bear all things now; nevertheless, be of good cheer, for I will lead you along." So no matter how far we have ventured off the path Christ will always recalculate our route to get home to our Heavenly Father.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Change is in the air, and there is no better place to be than New England. Though there are not too many trees in Providence, driving around and through the surrounding areas you can see the beauty of this wonderful season. Like this beautiful season of change I am reminded of the change that our Savior Jesus Christ can make inside ourselves. The change is not so much physical but through His atonement He can change us spiritual. I am so grateful for the change he makes in my life every time I repent. I am not turning yellow or red but I am turning into his friend. While walking around I collect these beautiful leaves to remind myself of the change He makes in my life.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Why the Book of Mormon?

Why do we have the book of Mormon? We have the Bible, is that not good enough? These are just a few of the questions that I get asked daily when introducing the Book of Mormon to others. These are legitimate questions and can all be answered with this amazing book of scripture. So does God have more scripture than the Bible? In 2Nephi 29:7 it answers these important questions. It reads, Know ye not that there are more nations than one? Know ye not that I, the Lord your God, have created all men, and that I remember those who are upon the isles of the sea; and that I rule in the heavens above and in the earth beneath; and I bring forth my word unto the children of men, yea, even upon all the nations of the earth?” Then in verse 9 God answers our question, “And I do this that I may prove unto many that I am the same yesterday, today, and forever; and that I speak forth my words according to mine own pleasure. And because that I have spoken one word ye need not suppose that I cannot speak another; for my work is not yet finished; neither shall it be until the end of man, neither from that time henceforth and forever.”
                God loves all his children no bias to time or location. I know the book was specifically written for me and also you. Through the Book of Mormon we can truly find the fullness of the everlasting gospel and know that it has been restored upon the earth. One thing that stands out to me is how the Book of Mormon answers our questions. You give me any question and I promise you I can answer it with this book. I dare you! I know the Book of Mormon to be true through the witness of the Holy Ghost; for there is no greater witness. And you too can know this same truth by getting on your knees and asking God.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


What makes us happy in life? In a world full of activity and excitement it's hard to find for ourselves true inner peace and happiness. For me true happiness comes in my family and in the gospel of Jesus Christ. That is where I feel God's love and know I can turn in all times. I will not lie the world can bring us happiness but it is fleeting. Instant gratification is at our finger tips with the Internet, fast food and the world in which we live. The Lord has a plan for all of his children to be happy, it's called the Plan of Happiness (go figure). In the Book of Mormon it tells us, "Behold I say unto you wickedness never was happiness" (Alma 41:10). I know that if we follow God's plan with exactness we can all find the happiness that God waits to bless us with. Check out God's secret to true happiness at:

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Starting a Blog

Starting a Blog is a lot harder than I imagined. I thought I was up with technology but I was wrong. I am sure I will figure this all eventually. Pray for me.