Making the Most of Personal Revelation

Making the Most of Personal Revelation

Personal revelation is one of the key differences between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other Christian churches. We believe we have the right to speak with and be spoken to by our Heavenly Father.   Brigham Young taught:   This people...

Jesus Christ: The Only Sure Thing

Jesus Christ: The Only Sure Thing

In Relief Society a few weeks ago, we were talking about titles that we all have as women: "Wife. Mother. Sister. Daughter. Friend." The list went on and on.   Then someone raised their hand and made a comment that honestly — and I know this sounds dramatic, but...

The Weight of Our Children’s Trials

The Weight of Our Children’s Trials

There’s probably nothing worse than seeing your own child struggle, whether it’s with health-related issues or with emotional or spiritual pain. But perhaps one of the most difficult challenges to witness is when our children struggle with things that could have been...

Another Testament of Jesus Christ

Another Testament of Jesus Christ

The Book of Mormon is filled with examples of times when following Jesus Christ blessed the people of ancient days on the American continent, and how He continues to lift us today as we implement the truths revealed therein.   The people lived the commandments...

Breaking News

Breaking News

Sitting in my office chair on my lunch break, I was suddenly numb. Could this news article even be real? It must just be a coincidence that the name and profession matched the person I knew. There was no way that someone who had helped me so much could have been a...

The New Youth Program As a Special Needs Parent

The New Youth Program As a Special Needs Parent

Well, it happened again. I was sideswiped by the reality bug. Sometimes special needs parenting isn’t fun. Even though I love my son more than life itself, I have been so frustrated and disappointed. I spend days walking on eggshells while I try to keep his life as...

In His Command, We Can Do All Things

In His Command, We Can Do All Things

The blizzard's intensity increased.   I'd been driving in slick and blinding conditions across Wyoming's I-80 for a while, pressing onward towards a visit to the Fort Collins Colorado Temple. But the knowledge that we'd be driving back across that highway again...

Trail or Not a Trail?

Trail or Not a Trail?

There is a beautiful hike up a small mountain near my house which my friends and I love to go hike on sunny days.  When we get to the top, we can see all the way from Mexico to San Diego to the beautiful La Jolla beaches. It is a breathtaking view and well worth the...

Learn to Love Your Body – It’s the Only One You Get

Learn to Love Your Body – It’s the Only One You Get

The quest for happiness is really the quest of a lifetime and the purpose of our existence here on earth. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said, “In a phrase I am sure you have heard many times, the Prophet Joseph Smith once said, 'Happiness is the object and design of our...

The Joy in Our Trials

The Joy in Our Trials

One of the greatest examples of someone who found joy in her trials was that of my mother-in-law, Barbara Joyce Zimmerman.   Barbara was married at the age of 19 and raised 12 amazing children. She and her husband were converts to The Church of Jesus Christ of...

Better Than Ever

Better Than Ever

Can words sing? I believe so.   In my household, running is a big deal. I myself am a walker, but even then, I am not as diligent as my wife. She walks on a regular schedule and has been doing so for years. But it is really my children that are the runners. One...

Daffodils, Houseplants, and Testimony

Daffodils, Houseplants, and Testimony

Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers. Many years ago, the young women in the Church earned awards in what was then called the Mutual Improvement Association or M.I.A. These awards were displayed on a felt band that was worn over one shoulder. We were asked to...

Helping a New Deacon Adapt

Helping a New Deacon Adapt

I should be at church. But my son has refused to go. So that's how this morning has started. Great, right?   As I fumed my way into my room for a break, a quote on my board by Richard G. Scott jumped out at me and changed my perspective. He says, “The Lord sees...

Reasons to Choose Conversion

Reasons to Choose Conversion

Brynlee Ashton recently began life as a missionary. Before she left, I heard her excellent discourse on conversion, the process of becoming converted, and reasons we would choose conversion. I wanted to share her thoughts with you.   Brynlee Ashton on Conversion...

Perspective

Perspective

Several months ago, a sister who I had never seen at church before was seated a few rows in front and to the side of me. What was special about this woman was she had brought her dog. It was a big dog — a really big dog. Okay, I know you’re thinking what I was: this...

Finding Faith in Our Journey

Finding Faith in Our Journey

A little over six years ago, my husband and I sat in a trauma room at the ER for over four hours as approximately ten doctors and nurses worked to fix our seven-year-old daughter’s arm after she suffered a fall.   Upon landing on her arm, she split the two bones...

My Health Journey: A Concluding Start

My Health Journey: A Concluding Start

This is the last in Ashley's eight-part series about her health journey. To read the rest, click here.    After a year of intense experiences, the truth is that I am still striving to find the lighthouse every day. Some days my view is clear and focused, and...

The Dance

The Dance

Life is like a dance.   When I went to college, I expect my ultimate goal was graduation — but what I got was beyond my fondest imagination. This was the realization of my life’s dreams. And yet, the manifestation of my reality was not what I expected or even...

Grief in the Church

Grief in the Church

There is a common misconception about grief in the Church that I feel compelled to straighten out. When my best friend’s dad died when we were in high school, I was told by my dad that I shouldn’t be taking it so hard because I understood the plan of salvation.  ...

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