Showing posts from June, 2014

Sharing the Gospel through Social Media

My new book, Sharing the Gospel through Social Media, is now available on Amazon! You can download it for free between now and July 3, or procrastinate and pay $2.99 after that.  (And really, I don't mind if you wait and pay!) 
Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ has never been easier. This book was written to help bishops, ward mission leaders, stake presidents, stake public affairs directors, mission presidents, and every day member missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, learn to navigate and appreciate the potential of social media in their missionary efforts.
Explanations, ideas, and strategies are provided on how to incorporate Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and other networks into Mormon missionary efforts.
This ebook makes it easy for even social media beginners to effectively share the gospel online.
But wait! There's more!
I decided to make ALL of my books free on Amazon this week! I've updated both, "Increase e-Book Sales …

Hello Blog, it's been a while

It's been about a week since the last time I posted on here. Which isn't too bad considering I've been going about 2-3 weeks between posts lately. But it's been even longer since I posted any day to day kind of stuff.
I guess my day to day life hasn't been all that interesting lately. Unemployment can be like that. I don't have the funds to go out very often. But I've been making an effort to do something fun at least once a week, to try and stave off unemployed depression. Some weeks I succeed, oftentimes I don't.
Next week I leave for my big Eastern European dance tour trip. Which, by the way, you can follow at, and on Instagram and Twitter as @ClogAmerica. I'm the social media person for the trip, so I'll be the one posting on those accounts. GO FOLLOW US!
I started packing tonight, but I started preparing for this trip weeks ago. I learned a trick before I went to Cambodia to beat jet lag, and I'm doing it agai…

God is No Respecter of Persons

Let me present you with an idea*, deeply based in doctrine, that you may have not considered in dating before. God is No Respecter of Persons We have all heard the scriptural phrase, “God is no respecter of persons.” We learn it in context in several verses. Consider- Acts 10:34-5. “Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.” Moroni 8:12 “But little children are alive in Christ, even from the foundation of the world; if not so, God is a partial God, and also a changeable God, and a respecter to persons; for how many little children have died without baptism!” Doctrine and Covenants 38:16. “And for your salvation I give unto you a commandment, for I have heard your prayers, and the poor have complained before me, and the rich have I made, and all flesh is mine, and I am no respecter of persons.” 1 Peter 1:17. “And if ye call on the Father, who wit…

Women and the Priesthood

Over a year ago I wrote my thoughts on Mormon Women and the Priesthood. I had forgotten I wrote it. I ran across it my accident today. After re-reading I find that my thoughts and feelings on the matter have not changed.
Seeing as this is a very divisive hot topic right now, I wanted to share my post again, and add a few more thoughts.
First, I believe there is nothing wrong with asking for change. Encouraging and creating conversation is a good thing, and I support it. It is an all together different thing to "demand" change, and to call for insurrection and rebellion when you do not get your way.
Second, there are a few people I know and love, who find that their testimonies and faith are shaken this week, as events transpire regarding Ordain Women. I beg you and implore you to ask yourself one essential, important question. Do you follow the prophet? Or do you follow man's ideas (her)? You can feel great sympathy for her, and I know that you do. I support you in your…

Happy Father's Day

The hard part about having parents that live overseas is how to properly do anything to celebrate holidays, birthdays, etc. This year I especially wanted to do something nice for Father's Day, as my dad has been incredibly generous, kind, and helpful during my latest stint of unemployment. He's supported me emotionally and financially, and I have few ways of showing my love and appreciation for all he has done for me.
Even though it feels inadequate, I have brought back the "McBride Family Tribute to Dad," with some help from my siblings, and a few new updates to our old favorite. 


Dear Dad,
For Father's Day we got together and decided to show you all of the ways we are glad you are our father. This is far from a complete list of everything you have done for us. But we hope you enjoy the pictures and the memories with us!

Erin, Natalie, Scott, and Steph

Thanks for never being embarrassed to have fun with us.
Thanks for teaching us the chi…