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.
On the last Sunday of 2018, I spent my final 3rd hour of church helping out in Primary. During the lesson, a sister in my ward was teaching the children the hymn, “Come, Follow Me.” In the process, she told them this story found in Luke, chapter 5: 4 Now when he had left speaking, […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Last October, as I listened to the spiritual messages shared during my church’s semi-annual worldwide conference, one theme repeatedly pressed itself upon my heart and mind: God keeps His promises. It felt as though God was speaking directly to my heart, saying, “I haven’t forgotten the promises I made to you. Don’t you dare give up on […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Why should my heart weep and my soul linger in the valley of sorrow, and my flesh waste away, and my strength slacken, because of mine afflictions? -Nephi I walked in late to our Relief Society class today. I had been in the nursery with my toddler, but I managed to make it in for […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
What I have felt toward our leading presidential nominees for the past year can be summed up by one of many similar viral memes… For most of the year I actually ignored all things political because I just didn’t need the negativity in my life. But as my news feeds filled with more and more […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
In July a friend of mine shared a link on my fb profile that she thought I’d be interested in. I’ve been a little bit obsessed with wings for the past year. This post I wrote in March explains why. So my friend shared a youtube video with some Christian guys discussing wing symbolism in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy. . . . And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. -Joel 2:28-29 Almost exactly one year ago, a guy […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
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.
Last fall I heard a story I haven’t been able to forget. I don’t remember who was speaking when it was shared, but Google seems to indicate that it’s a common Chinese folktale. In fact, I ran into the exact same story as I was reading The Godseed by M. Catherine Thomas a few months […]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.