Things As They Really Are

Things As They Really Are

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a system of religious education for college-age students called the “Institute of Religion.” When I was in college at the University of Oklahoma, we had a Latter-day Saint Institute instructor who warned...
Happiness is Family

Happiness is Family

I am finally relaxing after walking years old and so their trick-or-treating radius has grown exponentially. The result? I am exhausted! However, while I got a long and cold workout, I also got time with my boys, with my neighbors, and lots of laughs watching all the...

Setting Worthwhile Goals

There’s a quote I just love by popular LDS writer John Bytheway: “With nothing to shoot for, your life is shot.” So let’s talk about how to set reasonable, worthwhile goals that can give you something positive to shoot for. The Prophet Joseph...

It’s All in the Attitude

The Young Women of attitude you have: 1. Do you often have a gloomy expression on your face? 2. Do you forget the many good things in your life and overemphasize the few things you lack? 3. Do you feel sorry for yourself? 4. Do you think more of yourself than of...

Faith Brings Happiness

I just read a touching post by Candace that inspired me to write a bit on the relationship faith has with happiness. Candace is currently faced with a trial that has the potential to rock her world. Correction; it has rocked her world. However, what I know of Candace...
Misery or Cheer

Misery or Cheer

“Daily, constantly, we choose by our desires, our thoughts, and our actions whether we want to be blessed or cursed, happy or miserable,” said President Ezra Taft Benson. What will you choose today? Sometimes, if you can believe it, I choose misery. Yes, I...
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