This past weekend, I was able to watch the worldwide broadcast of my church’s semi-annual General Conference. One of the speakers, D. Todd Christofferson, spoke about preparing for the return of Jesus Christ and building Zion. This is a subject I feel very passionate about. As I listened, I put big stars in my notebook […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
[I spoke in church last Sunday. These were my words.] I love to sing. When I was a freshman in college, I wanted to sing in a choir, but I wasn’t a vocal performance or music major, so I joined the only choir at my university for ordinary people, called University Chorale. Our instructor was really […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today I was invited to prepare to speak to our church congregation this coming Sunday. When I heard the topic assigned to me, I laughed out loud. God has a sense of humor, friends. My assigned topic? ….Trusting God. Ha ha ha ha ha! I’m not gonna lie. Last Friday was really rough. Between recovering from […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Recent news about the Joseph Bishop sexual abuse scandal at the Provo Missionary Training Center has highlighted the resistance to acknowledge or correct sexual misconduct in the Mormon church community. This is, unfortunately, nothing new. My dad’s life is a telling illustration of this sad reality. Let’s start in 1982. Tucson, Arizona. My dad had been a […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
About a month ago I wrote about feeling “stuck” spiritually. Over the past week or two I have been guided to understand some of the things I need to do to progress upward toward the blessings God has promised will one day be mine. I have been shown that I simply can’t receive those […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
For months I have been feeling an uncomfortable sense of stagnation. After climbing steep mountains and traversing near-bottomless caverns for several years, it has been strange to find myself on a plateau with very little variation in altitude. In some ways it has been very good. Stability is a welcome reprieve after years of turmoil. […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
I’m so excited to share these beautiful photos from last July’s “Of One Heart and One Mind” Kundalini Yoga and Meditation workshop. The photos (with watermarks) were taken by my awesome sister-in-law Brooke Roundy (interspersed with much-less-awesome pics from my phone). She does maternity, birth, newborn, and family portraits in Utah as well. Totally check […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
And it came to pass that I beheld a tree, whose fruit was desirable to make one happy. -1 Nephi 8:10 Yesterday I was reminded of something that has been on my figurative blogpost to-do list since last fall. The Sunday school lesson at my parents’ church yesterday was focused on Jesus’ commandment to his […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Around this time a year ago I began my downward slide. At the end of April I helped my friend, Felice, with her booth at the Arizona Whole-istic Living Conference. While there I told her I felt heavy and not myself. A few days later I fell into anxiety. Depression followed soon after. It would […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
As a teenager living in Massachusetts I reached a point in my spiritual progress where I felt stagnant. I enjoyed going to church each week and attending youth activities, I had learned to love the scriptures, I prayed and had a strong relationship with God, but I felt ravenous. I was no longer content just […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.