Parley P. Pratt

Parley P. Pratt

One of the original twelve apostles called under Joseph Smith, Jr. was Elder Parley P. Pratt. I have always felt an affinity to this man because of the strength and power of the words he has written.   A particular story I recall was when Parley was staying at a hotel...
God’s Love

God’s Love

When the teenaged Nephi, the first Book of Mormon writer whose work we still have, received his first vision, it was in response to his desire to gain a testimony of the vision his father had just seen. While pondering and praying, an angel came to instruct him.   The...
Goodness of God

Goodness of God

When I think on the goodness of God, it reminds me of the word “mercy,” and yet in so much more depth than the traditional meaning of mercy.   Just what does “mercy” mean? If we go to most dictionaries, they will tell us traditional definitions...
The America I Love

The America I Love

This post was originally published on LDS Blogs in 2008. Minor changes have been made.   Today, as my husband and I were driving home from the gym, I heard Rush Limbaugh ask his listeners to think of the things about America that made us proud. I’ve had time to...
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