Choosing Good Friends

My daughter came home one day, her normally cheerful face taking on a weighty look. Though I ached to jump right in and demand she tell me what was wrong, I mentally restrained myself and waited for her to come to me. Fortunately for my blood pressure, it didn’t take...

Motherhood and Godhood

When we were a young couple just starting out our family, things were easily overwhelming. We had our first 4 children by the time the oldest was 5 years old. Running errands or taking care of tasks was always difficult even when my husband and I decided to "divide...

Joseph Smith, Jr. – The First Vision

Joseph Smith, Jr. was born into a newly formed country, stumbling to its feet after winning its independence against Britain. Religious fervor was sweeping the nation and preachers from all factions of Christianity were calling the people to repentance. Like his...

The Family Cemetery- A Whole New Pressure to Get Married

You think your family has issues? My family has found a whole new way to pressure me into getting married. Allow me to introduce you to my family and our by-laws. Not just any bylaws. We have by-laws on how and who may be buried in the family cemetery. And based on my...

I Need a Yenta

For several years now I have patiently waited for someone to give me the magic formula for how to catch the perfect man. Many friends, strangers and shoe store clerks have offered their two cents on where to find the perfect man, and what I should be wearing when that...

Jesus Christ, Savior and Redeemer

Jesus Christ. That name evokes such emotion, power, strength and unmatched love. He is known by so many names: Immanuel, Shiloh, Son of God, Son of Man, Prince of Peace, Wonderful, Counselor . . . they go on and on, every one testifying of the divinity of our Lord and...

In the Beginning

One of the most oft asked questions by those seeking further knowledge and spiritual growth are: Who am I? Where did I come from? and Where am I going? These are natural questions as one grows older and begins to look around at the world we live in and wonder what in...

What is an Apostle?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was restored on a beautiful spring day — April 6, 1830. Over the course of time, a prophet was called, Joseph Smith, Jr, as were twelve apostles, who later became known as the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Since that...

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