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What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger (Part 2)

  This blog has been so therapeutic for me lately. It’s been a great way to work through things I’m thinking and feeling as our family tries to tackle life right now. I know I’ve already written on the above-mentioned subject, but some additional ideas came as I sat in the temple today, so I …

Loving the Lord When It Doesn’t Feel Like He Loves You

I’ve been thinking about this subject a lot lately. Maybe because the focus of my scripture study the last few months has been the love of Christ. Especially how Nephi says this love is “desirable to make one happy,” “most sweet, above all [we’ve] ever before tasted,” and “most joyous to the soul” (1 Ne. …

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

  It’s a phrase we hear all the time, even across the pulpit at church. And since our family is definitely going through something with the potential to kill us both emotionally and spiritually, I guess I should be tattooing those words across the middle of my forehead right about now. But I’ll let you …

A Book Review and a Young Women Rant :)

I’ve never written a book review before (which is funny because I’ve asked a lot of people to review mine).  But lately I’ve been re-reading one particular book that’s had me absolutely itching to review it. Or at least just rave about it. I honestly think it’s one of the most insightful and powerful LDS …

A Different Take on Gospel Service

Today I want to throw out a question that’s been stirring around in my mind for a long time: Is every kind of service good service? I know that may sound weird, especially since service has become such a huge buzzword in the church today. We hear countless Conference talks and Sunday lessons encouraging us …

When A Yes Feels For A While Like a No

I’m dealing with something right now that brings to mind a lesson I’ve learned many times over the years: sometimes a “Yes” from the Lord seems for a while a lot more like a “No.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve prayed and prayed for something—even something I’ve been prompted to pray for—and …

My Take on New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again. The time when every other commercial on TV is either weightwatchers or NutriSystem. Now they’ve even got Oprah on board, so who wouldn’t want to jump on that bandwagon?? I certainly did—year after year after frustrating year. I dove into whatever the latest craze was that would hopefully help …

Let Him Warm You Like a Fire in Winter

  It’s December 16th, which means we’re right in the heart of Christmastime. And I’ve been busy doing what most of you have been doing–shopping, planning, baking, going to Christmas concerts, and trying to find ways to bless others at this time of year. And yet, again and again, I’ve felt a recurring prompting not …

A Letter to Young Women on the Temple

This week for Young Women, we spent an evening creating wedding time capsules with the girls. It was hilarious to watch how differently they all responded. Some had every detail already planned out in their mind, and others (like one of my daughters) didn’t even know where to begin (and didn’t even really care that …