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Finding Strength Beyond My Own

Finding Strength Beyond My Own

Some days I feel like I’m literally going to die from the pain. Other days, I struggle to feel or focus on anything at all. I never thought I would find myself here, and I don’t know how I’m going to move forward from this. I’m a wreck, and even as I try to smile […]

Why the World Needs MORE Thoughts and Prayers

Why the World Needs MORE Thoughts and Prayers

I’ve seen it over and over again today: Thoughts and Prayers followed by a variation of policy change or cultural change. Or even more alarming–just this: Thoughts and prayers.  I’ve heard that “thoughts and prayers” are a cop-out. Slacktivism. Turning a blind eye to needed change. Callous. Could this be true for some of the people saying […]

Song of the Week 2018

Song of the Week 2018

To learn more about the benefits of using music like a Song of the Week in your home, please see my original post introducing this fun and simple routine. It has lots of great tips for choosing a “song method” and the inspiration behind this program, as well as other song lists. This is my […]

14 Ways to Improve Interfaith Relationships

14 Ways to Improve Interfaith Relationships

Author’s Note: Recently, I sent a 10 question survey to several people of varying religions to help me as I wrote these posts. I’ve included some of the responses to the survey and some of my own experiences in Part 1 and Part 2 of this topic. This is Part 2. A special Thank You to […]

6 Benefits of Good Interfaith Relationships

6 Benefits of Good Interfaith Relationships

Author’s Note: Recently, I sent a 10 question survey to several people of varying religions to help me as I wrote these posts. I’ve included some of the responses to the survey and some of my own experiences in Part 1 and Part 2 of this topic. This is Part 1. A special Thank You […]

Below the Waves: A Sign of God’s Love

Below the Waves: A Sign of God’s Love

25. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. 26. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. 27. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it […]

Our Favorite Bible Verses

Our Favorite Bible Verses

The Bible gets a bad rap sometimes these days, especially on social media. Some say that its message is outdated, with commandments for another era. Others claim that the Bible is only filled with senseless violence and bigotry.    But we believe that when it’s translated correctly, the Bible is the word of God. It does […]

5 Simple Ways to Study General Conference

5 Simple Ways to Study General Conference

I’m always looking for more ways to study the Gospel, so I’m excited to share these are tried-and-true methods I have used to study Conference since I got married. (So from young wife and busy college student to busier mom with lots of littles.) I hope they help you get more out of General Conference […]

Hope Through Stormy Days

Hope Through Stormy Days

How can I help my children face an increasingly dark world? How can I shield them from all the horrible things that are happening? These questions have been heavy on my heart with all the storms–physical, violent and emotional, that are raging today. I know these aren’t thoughts that are unique to me which makes […]

A Walk in the Rain

A Walk in the Rain

I remember the day I grew tired of the rain. It seemed to mock us as we walked a few more miles in the ankle-deep mud. I felt discouraged that we had talked with so many people and no one would listen to two, soaking wet missionaries who spoke very broken Spanish. For the first […]

Let’s Get Real: There’s Light Ahead

Let’s Get Real: There’s Light Ahead

I can’t even recount how many times I was told growing up that I wouldn’t understand something because I was perfect and had this perfect life with this perfect family. And don’t get me wrong, I have been very blessed. We all have. But my life has been far from perfect and so have my […]

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