The Monster and the Miracle

August 28, 2011 was just like any normal Sunday. We went to church as usual, and had dinner at my parents’ house. Everything seemed fine. Then, that night, after we put the kids to bed, Jad started to get stomach pain. He said he felt like knives were stabbing him. He started to throw up,…

Thank you for sharing!
Read More

Don’t try to be hot. Try to be you.

My mind has been going to modesty lately, and I realize I have a lot of experiences and thoughts I would like to share with you to help you see just how crucial it is. Members of my church think about modesty on a daily basis. You usually won’t see active Mormons wearing short skirts,…

Thank you for sharing!
Read More

What I told my son when he asked me about bullying

Bully: a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people. Last week my 9-year-old approached me and asked me if a certain word was a bad word. He was asking because a kid on the bus last year used to call him that over and over. He hadn’t really known…

Thank you for sharing!
Read More

Pornography: I say it. I talk about it. You should too.

Once upon a time, there was a young woman who went out to college. She met a young man. Though she for a long time only saw him as a friend, her feelings finally turned into something more and they fell in love.  They had many conversations about their pasts. He told her that he…

Thank you for sharing!
Read More

Pioneer: One that goes before, showing others the way to follow.

Every year on July 24, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) celebrate Pioneer Day, the anniversary of the day that the first Mormon pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. It is a day to honor and remember the faith, courage, sacrifice, and perseverance of the early members of the church. The early Saints…

Thank you for sharing!
Read More

Gratitude can change your life for the best

I shared this talk in my church congregation on December 17, 2006, not long after the hardest experiences I have ever had in my life up until that point, and probably ever in my life, until now. The talk’s topic was gratitude. I always thought that it was an inspired topic, for through studying it…

Thank you for sharing!
Read More

Are Mormons Christians: A question that can only be answered by a Mormon

I remember like it was yesterday sitting in my 9th grade history class. We were studying different Christian religions and my teacher brought up Mormons. A boy in class, one I happened to have a crush on at the time, shook his head and said, “Mormons aren’t Christians. They wrote their own book.” I, a 14-year-old Mormon girl, was too…

Thank you for sharing!
Read More

Reminiscing about a miracle

Since yesterday my mind has been filled with memories of my youngest baby, who is one year old today. I have felt sad that he is growing up so fast. I have also felt excitement about celebrating this wonderful milestone today. Mostly, though, I have felt an overwhelming gratitude to my Heavenly Father for the miracles…

Thank you for sharing!
Read More

Mommies, what matters?

A friend of mine asked on Facebook yesterday, “Mommies, what matters?” She said that one of her friends was told she was a bad mother because her kids wear hand-me-down clothes. Everyone who responded to this post completely disagreed with the thought. I am not surprised we all disagreed, but then I thought about it…

Thank you for sharing!
Read More