Jerusalem – Week 1

Although I haven't technically been in Jerusalem for a week yet, so much has happened that I just have to write about it! The BYU Jerusalem Center is one of the best places to live ever! The rooms are a bit small, but it doesn't even mater because all you do in them is sleep … Continue reading Jerusalem – Week 1

A New Year in The Old City

Yesterday I arrived in one of the world's oldest and most revered cities: Jerusalem. From January to April of 2016, I will have the unparalleled experience of studying at the BYU Jerusalem Center, located on the Mount of Olives and overlooking The Old City of Jerusalem. -- I can literally see The Dome of the … Continue reading A New Year in The Old City

5 Myths about Mormons

For several years, Mormonism has been growing in popularity. From Mitt Romney's presidential campaign to Mormon celebrities like Aaron Eckhart, David Archuleta, and Glenn Beck, Mormons have been more and more in the public eye lately. Since The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (commonly referred to as LDS or Mormon) was founded in 1830, there has … Continue reading 5 Myths about Mormons

Why Bad Things Happen to Good People

During my two years as a missionary for the LDS church in West Africa, and now during my summer job as a summer church camp counselor, I frequently have been asked the question, "Why do bad things happen to good people?" When people ask this question, what they are really saying is, "If there is a … Continue reading Why Bad Things Happen to Good People

Don’t Just Believe In God, Believe Him

Ok guys, we're getting spiritual today. If that isn't your thing, no worries. I hope you come back for my next post, because I write about all sorts of different topics. If it is your thing, read on. :) This week has been a huge reminder for me that God is in our lives, that He … Continue reading Don’t Just Believe In God, Believe Him

Ants on a Wall – Flash Fiction by TJ

This is an original piece of flash fiction by TJ, taken from his two years as a missionary in West Africa.