When Actions And Consequences Collide

When Actions And Consequences Collide

After a long and stressful week of early mornings and late nights, shuttling kids to and fro, doing and redoing chores, and making of the dreaded lunches, I received a phone call. I was on my way to pick up my husband from work. The car was chaos—radio blasting loud...

What It Means To Be Part Of The True Vine

What It Means To Be Part Of The True Vine

In John 15 the Savior teaches His apostles that He is the true vine. This always stumped me. It wasn’t until I spent some time studying this parable that it began to make more sense. In this post I will look at what it means to be a part of the true vine. In the...

When The Holy Ghost Came To My Aid

When The Holy Ghost Came To My Aid

The day of my baptism was a day of opposition. On the one hand, I was thrilled to show Heavenly Father my complete commitment to the church I had been looking for all my life. But that excitement was threatened by a persuasive atheist, not two hours after the sacred...

Christ And Women

Christ And Women

I was a young mother of one. My darling was just toddling out of Relief Society when a sister stood and asked a question. Her voice cracked and she was obviously struggling. She asked how could Christ understand her with her infertility when He was a man? Her pain and...

Trust The Commandments

Trust The Commandments

Recently as you may recall I hired a personal trainer to help me reach my goals. He writes out my diet and my exercise plan for every day of the week. The equation is simple, if I want to see results I follow the plan. The thing that makes me laugh is how when I tell...

Don’t Take No Shortcuts

Don’t Take No Shortcuts

Don't take no shortcuts and hurry along as fast as you can.  — (Various sources attribute this to Patty Reed, age 8; Virginia Reed, Age 12; and Tamsen Donner, adult; Donner Party Survivors, 1847). If you don’t know the story of the Donner Party, treat yourself to a...

Going Somewhere?

Going Somewhere?

Even with a map, I'm lost if I don't know where I want to end up.  Since I'm "directionally challenged," I can sometimes end up going around in circles even with a GPS. I was starting a new activity recently and realized that if I don't know how much time I have or...

It’s Time

It’s Time

It’s time.  It’s time to weed the flower beds. I figure it’s a great spring event, and also helped to keep me moving. However, my back hurt, hamstrings hurt, and bending over on my head was not helping much either.  My five year old daughter was trying to help me, and...

Mormon Teens: Living Lives of Service

Mormon Teens: Living Lives of Service

Today I read yet another article about how today’s teens are all selfish, demanding, and entitled. People have made that claim since the beginning of time. It was made about my generation, my children’s generation, and will probably be made about my granddaughter’s...

Why I Share My Mormon Faith

Why I Share My Mormon Faith

This is my 500th article on LDSBlogs. More Good Foundation asked me some questions about myself, my faith, and my experiences writing about Mormonism for this milestone. Terrie, what prompted you to share your faith online? I got my first computer when they were...

Mormons Believe In A Loving God

Mormons Believe In A Loving God

Throughout history, people have had varying understandings of God and His nature. Even today, different religions paint a different image of God due to the ways they interpret scripture and the aspects of scripture they choose to focus on. Mormons—a nickname for...

Gaining A Line-Upon-Line LDS Testimony

Gaining A Line-Upon-Line LDS Testimony

When I was baptized just after my seventeenth birthday, I did not have a testimony that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true. I wanted one, but I didn’t have one. Just before I started my lessons with the missionaries, a friend taught me how to...

Sheri Dew on What Mormon Women Get

Sheri Dew on What Mormon Women Get

Sheri Dew was asked by a reporter how she felt about Mormon women not holding the priesthood. The reporter said he presumed she felt oppressed. Since he was interviewing her, he probably ought to have known he was talking to a woman who was as far from being oppressed...

Recognizing The Voice Of The Lord

Recognizing The Voice Of The Lord

The Book of Mormon is an amazing book of scripture used by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If you haven’t read it, you’ll be surprised by what is in it. It is likely very different from what you’ve heard. Some people call the church that...

What Happens When An Apostle Quotes You?

What Happens When An Apostle Quotes You?

I was sitting in my living room packing books for our upcoming move as I listened to Elder Bednar’s BYU devotional address on social media. When he started to talk about Sister Bonnie Oscarson, I stopped to give him my full attention, since she is one of my very...

When God’s Plan Is Different From Mine

When God’s Plan Is Different From Mine

Recently I received a priesthood blessing as I was set apart for a calling in my new ward. One promise I was made–and it was something I’d been praying to receive–was that I would learn how to organize my time to handle the responsibilities of my life. Since the...

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