Meet Our Authors

LDS Blogs is written by a dedicated team of volunteers who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Our goal is to help you navigate a complicated life by learning how to get through everyday issues. Some authors will just be writing about the typical lives almost anyone has. Others will be writing more about their own faith and they will show you what the world looks like through Latter-day Saint eyes. Some posts may not seem to be focused on spiritual matters, instead reflecting the day-to-day life and struggles of people who are just like you. Our authors, regardless of topic, share the wisdom they’ve picked up from everyday life, telling us what they’ve been studying and/or thinking about. Each author offers a unique perspective on the world.

All of our writers are different and as you explore the site, you’re likely to find someone you know you’d like in real life because they think so much like you or have a perspective that helps you with the challenges and goals of your own life. If you are curious about members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, our posts will, from time to time, give you a glimpse into just what it means to live (or attempt to live!) a Christ-centered life, whether it’s a life like yours or one with a few differences.

Curious? While the site joyously welcomes all readers, regardless of faith, some topics on the site are written specifically for members of the restored church of Jesus Christ (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Take a peek and see how we talk to each other!

Click on a name to learn more about the writers you’ve been reading. From their bio page, you’ll also be able to reach their columns.

Abby Christianson — Adventures in Autism

Adam Simpson — Simple Insights

Amy Keim — The Strength to Endure

Ashley Dewey — Single Life

Britt Kelly — Learning at Home

Cami Klingonsmith – Backyard Blessings

Christine Bell — Genealogy

Collette Brennan — Every Member a Missionary

DarEll Hoskisson — Self-Improvement

Delisa Hargrove — Applying Gospel Principles

Denise Brandell Mastrocola — To Your Health

Elisha Ransom — I Am Enough

Emlee Taylor — Missionary Mom

Jane Thurston — Down Syndrome Days

Janette Beverley — Reaching Toward the Light

Jen Narra — Living By Faith

Jessica Clark — Marriage: From Here to Eternity

Kelly P. Merrill — Prophets and Their Teachings

Lady Airyn — Addiction, Betrayal, and Healing

Lauren Mckinnon — Where I Belong

Marie Yvonne — Triumph Over Trial

Mele Eldredge — My Big Blended Mormon Family

Molly Kerr — All the Pieces of Pi

Nanette O’Neal — Morning Devotional

Patty Sampson — Christian Life

Paul Pulsipher — Married Latter-day Men

Randall McNeely — Pure Testimony

Rory Mele — All These Things

Shawna Smart — Strength and Adversity

Sonja Hopkins — Sonja’s Safe Harbor

Terrie Lynn Bittner — Mormonism

Tudie Rose — Strengthening Our Faith

Valerie Steimle — Strengthening Families

Walter Penning — Arise and Be Men

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