A Love Story for Eternity

A Love Story for Eternity

Everyone loves a good love story—one that tugs at the heart strings and makes you hold your honey a little closer. So when a love story comes along that bridges the gap between this life and the next, it’s worth telling. It’s not simply a story about the...

The Time the Lord Held My Calling for Me

The Time the Lord Held My Calling for Me

My college years were a time of huge growth. I had new callings and new experiences. But the hardest part was making big life decisions all by myself. I will never forget how hard it was for me to transfer from BYU-Idaho to Southern Utah University. At the time, BYUI...

Feeling Too Ashamed to Pray

Feeling Too Ashamed to Pray

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.   I've recently had a breakthrough where my prayers have become conversations with the Lord. It's been an awesome...

The Power of Personal Decision-Making

The Power of Personal Decision-Making

I read something online that said, "It literally feels like January 74th.” I don’t know about you, but not only couldn’t I agree more, but I totally FELT this! I was somewhat comforted by this statement as I realized I’m not the only one who has felt the truth of...

Acts of Kindness

Acts of Kindness

Too often in the world today, we hear people bragging of how they “won” and gained more power for themselves. They often do so by hurting or manipulating someone else to get their way, or by using any number of cruel methods. But what about nice things that we do for...

Never Too Busy

Never Too Busy

One of the greatest challenges many of us face today is a matter of time. We never seem to have enough of it. Often, if we try to look at things rationally, we'll feel that we should either be able to accomplish more within a given hour, day, or week, or conversely...

Brilliant

Brilliant

Christmas is all about gifts.   Now wait a minute. Before you think I am misspeaking, read on.   My grandsons are really great. Though only months separate them in age, they are growing up so quickly. I had forgotten how inquisitive new toddlers are but have...

Strengthening Faith

Strengthening Faith

I’ve been writing articles for LDS Blogs for five years. Originally, I wrote weekly articles about marriage. Then I wrote weekly “Daily Dose” articles teaching gospel principles based on a quotation. The last two and a half years, I’ve written bi-weekly articles under...

Are You Kicking Against the Pricks?

Are You Kicking Against the Pricks?

I was recently watching a video of a little girl telling the story of Jonah so poignantly. She was emphasizing how Jonah was scared by what the Lord had asked him to do.   I started reflecting on my life, to see if I had a Jonah moment — and I realized I did!...

Motivation From Mediocre Sources

Motivation From Mediocre Sources

Does anyone else feel like a motivation battle begins every time the morning alarm goes off? I feel this incessant pull between “need tos,” “shoulds,” “want tos,” and where I ultimately say I want to be. I’d love to live intentionally. I have wonderful, awesome...

The Real Power of a Covenant

The Real Power of a Covenant

If you've read The Infinite Atonement by Brother Tad R. Callister even once all the way through, you've seen how incredible an author he is. There is one quote in that book that, among over 180 others I collected while I read it the first two times through, sticks out...

Our Own Dirt Roads

Our Own Dirt Roads

The best way I can explain my feelings right now is this: I’m looking up for direction on an isolated dirt road. I know deep in my heart that I’m on the right course. I have traveled this road before. I encountered different bumps and a pothole or two, and the dust...

The Pitfalls of Comparison

The Pitfalls of Comparison

As I am writing this, it is my 26th birthday. This birthday has gone about the same as my birthdays from the past four years since I returned from my mission. I always have what could be kindly termed “emotional distress,” but a more accurate term would be “complete...

Grandparenting

Grandparenting

Parenting is really great. Now, as my wife and I enter the grandparenting stage, it is turning out to be more wonderful than we ever expected! I have four little grandsons and more on the way. Another daughter is expecting, and still another was just married this...

Are You Willing to Find the Truth?

Are You Willing to Find the Truth?

This is one in a series of blog posts about Lauren's conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. To read more about her experience, you can find the rest of her posts here.   Halfway through summer, my friends and I made a road trip to Brigham...

Kindness Begins With Me

Kindness Begins With Me

I read a quote this week that really struck me. It read, "Perfect maturity is when a person hurts you and you try to understand their situation and don't hurt them back." One of the most mature and Christ-like women I know did that very thing recently. I remember...

The Goal to Be a 12-Year-Old Eagle Scout

The Goal to Be a 12-Year-Old Eagle Scout

As a new year presses forward, I love celebrating goals achieved. I'm especially impressed by young people who see something they really want to achieve, set a goal, and work purposefully towards that goal.   My nephew Brady did just that. He watched his brothers...

Time Out for Mom

Time Out for Mom

By virtue of being a mother, I am “on alert” all of the time. In this state of greater awareness, we mothers notice the smallest item on the floor as a potential choking hazard for baby. We keep track of where our children are playing. We are pretty good at the memory...

“Come, Follow Me” Cultivates Spiritual Bonding

“Come, Follow Me” Cultivates Spiritual Bonding

I've always been a people person. I enjoy talking with people, getting to know them, and developing meaningful relationships with them. Throughout my life, I've created connections with so many wonderful people, and I'm forever grateful for that. But in my quest to do...

A Letter to My Brother on the Priesthood

A Letter to My Brother on the Priesthood

A letter written by Rory to his brother (with minor edits by the editor), full of wonderful advice and thoughtful insights on the priesthood and the blessings of being a priesthood holder.   Little Brother, I want to wish you luck on your assignment to speak to...

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