#blacklivesmatter and Walking His Path of Social Mercy

What is the most well-known Christian scripture verse? John 3:16 right? It’s become a bit cliché. It’s a New Testament passage that has found its way into pop culture, predominantly through college football, and I would wager it to be one of the top ten scriptures... read more

Podcast Episode 27: Black Lives Matter and Social Mercy

This episode addresses the Black Lives Matter movement and how Latter-day Saints might be especially equipped to extend mercy to those facing social injustice. Opening song: 33 “God” by Bon Iver Intermediate Song: “Grace” by Tony Anderson... read more

Three White Apostles from Utah

Three vacancies in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was cause for many to wonder and even hope for the possibility of more diversity in the church’s leadership. I was one of those people. It seemed to have been set... read more

Episode 25: Selflessness, Marriage, and Miscarriage

After a six week break, the Mormon Misfit podcast returns with Battle of the Sexes part deux. David is joined once again by his wife Jaycee. They discuss The Avengers, Brandon Flowers, marriage and parenting struggles and miscarriage.... read more

It was me. I was the one.

It was me. I was the one. I was the responsible adult overseeing the crew of 13-year-old boys at the community pool today. I only come forward because when I was the mother of children younger-than-they-are-now I would sometimes grumble things like, “Who is the... read more

Motherhood is Like Calculus

As I wait for my wife to return home from her first solo overnight trip in seven years away from me and our four children, I can’t help but think of what an ungrateful, unknowing, lazy husband and father I am. I’ve watched the kids before and am by no means... read more

Discovering the Power of Faith in “Freetown”

by Scott Hales I’m not usually a fan of Mormon missionary movies or novels for two reasons. First, I think they are overrepresented in Mormon culture. The Latter-day Saint experience is richly textured and broad, offering storytellers limitless possibilities. But so... read more