More Records Equals Better Genealogy

I remember, as a novice family history research, the thrill of finding a record that told me more about my family and immediately adding the information to my family history.  Back then, my family tree was on paper and only available to those with whom I personally...

Monumental Decision

So my daughter came to me and asked “Do you have any personal stories about praying and not getting the answer immediately, but it actually ended up being better?” She was planning to teach something in seminary in that regard. We went to grandfather’s personal...

Serving- Even Through the Anxiety

I've got a terrible confession to make.  Sunday stresses me out!!  I don't mean the regular kind of stress, I mean the kind where I can feel the pressure building in my head.  And I have to stop and take several deep breaths to slow my heart.  It's terrible!  Here I...

Rest, Relax, Enjoy Christmas

Rest, relax, enjoy the Christmas season. Seem possible? Of course it is! Christmas is a celebration of the Savior’s birth. Any stress involved with Christmas is of our own making. I love Christmas, but I had to learn as a child that expectations need to be realistic....

Caves of Providence or Peril

On Easter Sunday, with church bells ringing, we stepped into a gorgeous cathedral in Bethlehem and stepped back in time. We descended down a few uneven and well-worn stone steps into the grotto traditionally believed to be Jesus Christ's birthplace. We jostled into...

Missionary Advent Calendar

What do you send a missionary for Christmas? This is my missionary’s very first Christmas away from home. And there will be NO family around him during the holidays and none of his friends! We want to be sure our missionary feels surrounded by love, even though he is...

Are You Hiding?

I see Nephi carefully approaching Jerusalem's city gate, cautiously entering and looking around to gauge his surroundings before walking the dark streets towards Laban's house.   The angel had just commanded him and his brothers to return again to get the plates,...

When We Have To Wait

God answers prayers.  And we pray in faith, knowing He hears us.  But what happens when the blessings don't seem to come?   I have a younger sister who greatly desires her own Prince Charming.  She has met and dated many potentials, but none of them panned out....

Circle of Influence

I have been in an emotional daze for a few months now in moving across the country, finding a new job and making new friends.  But the spell was broken a few days ago when tragedy struck and I was snapped out of my fog. A good friend; a very good friend had been in an...

Voting Day

It’s voting day. We are all familiar with the choices. Whether you got what you wanted or things turned out much differently in the end than you possibly imagined, I have got to tell you about my voting experience. It is probably not what you are thinking.   My...

#LIGHTtheWORLD with Faith- Part 2

...A continuing commentary on Moving Forward with Faith   The power of faith   In this world wealth equals power. It is only fitting then that the wealth of the Church would be the faith of its people. Faith is the source of spiritual power. It is what sets...

#LIGHTtheWORLD this Christmas- Part 1

Each year the Church has tried to spread good throughout the world by using social media to encourage belief in God and to encourage people to do more good. This year’s Christmas time social media campaign is embodied in #LIGHTtheWORLD. We are all being encouraged to...

Flat Missionary

Does anyone remember the story of Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown? A little boy goes to sleep and a bulletin board falls on him. When he wakes up, he is flat as a pancake. The children’s book goes through the many adventures befalling Stanley now that he is flat.   We...

How Do You Name Your Blessings?

Count your blessings; name them one by one, Count your blessings; see what God has done. Count your blessings; name them one by one, Count your many blessings; see what God has done.   While singing this chorus in Sacrament Meeting, my six year old nephew Brady...

Hands

I am often edified by a good analogy. It sometimes simplifies things difficult to understand, sheds further clarity to an issue, and encourages application of the lesson in our lives. So for a moment let’s consider the following analogy together. We will start with a...

Love, Serve, Grow

I've learned a lot about myself the last couple of months. I've learned how an entire ward (LDS local congregation) can come together and serve. I've learned (again) the meaning of charity. Sometimes our prayers are answered in ways we don’t expect and can’t...

Games to Play in Nursery

Two hours is a long time to entertain toddlers. The schedule suggested in the lesson manual is valuable for making the time move along without allowing children to become bored or fussy. However, it can be challenging to think of games to play with children so young....

Testimony in Music

When I was twelve years old, I attended church every week in a room above a butcher’s shop in Naples, Italy. Every Sunday, myself and my seven siblings would walk past hanging carcasses of lambs and rabbits to climb the narrow back staircase which opened to a room...

Our Days Are Numbered

Similar tragedy struck two families I love and admire during the same week--with drastically different outcomes. In both families (who don't know each other), a beloved and only teenage son felt sick. Unknown to them, both teenagers had a cancerous T-cell lymphoma...

An Observation on Birth and Death

This article was previously published on Mormonbasics.com This is a personal observation and musing on the differences between how we see and treat births and deaths in our culture. It is not so much doctrinal as it is a private perspective brought on by a recent...

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