December 8, 2021

The first (and only) time that I met my only brother was when I was 44 years old. I’m not sure why the Lord had us wait 44 years before we could meet each other, but I am confident that His hand was involved in the timing. Meeting My Brother After doing a DNA test a few years ago, I learned I had a brother named Lyncha (“LA”) who lived in Missouri. I’d grown up as an only child (and… Read more

December 1, 2021

The Children and Youth program is more than goal setting. It is striving to become more like Jesus Christ in every aspect of our lives. Read more

November 24, 2021

Our prophet leads and guides us in these latter days. It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since President Russell M. Nelson invited us to post daily on social media about the things we are grateful for. Did you hear about how the #givethanks hashtag overwhelmed the social media algorithm  and changed what people saw on their feeds? That’s the thing with covenant people heeding prophetic counsel: we can change the world. This holiday season, we have… Read more

November 17, 2021

Would you throw your beautiful baby out the window? Of course you wouldn’t! But some years back, there was a family who did throw their baby out the window. Why would they do such a thing? A Good Reason Why Imagine walking down the street in the city. Suddenly, you see a baby plummeting to the ground. A police officer on the ground catches the baby, and you sigh in relief. Then you look up to see who would’ve dropped… Read more

November 10, 2021

“We talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ . . . that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins” (2 Nephi 25:26). This scripture is a call for all of us to talk of Christ with everyone we can. My son Jackson has made this scripture a part of his life in multiple languages. The day that Jackson received his mission call was a day of excitement… Read more

November 3, 2021

Have you ever had a trial that feels like it will never go away? Like, despite all the work you’ve done to remove it, it hasn’t budged? These stubborn trials are frustrating and can make us want to give up trying to escape them. But the Savior taught a powerful truth about how these trials can end when we exercise the tiniest speck of faith. A People of Miracles We are a people of miracles. The scriptures are a repository… Read more

October 20, 2021

Garett Bolles is a Latter-day Saint professional football player who plays offensive tackle for the Denver Broncos. He was a first-round draft pick in 2017 and was ranked as one of the best offensive tackles by sources like ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and NFL analysts Mike Mayock and Bucky Brooks. His career has been a great one. Read more

October 14, 2021

Listen to “I Am the Storm,” a song by Hilary Weeks, and read about Hilary’s connection with Christ. The Strength When we connect with Christ, He gives us strength. Isn’t that a beautiful, comforting thought? Strength, inner peace, and confidence are the constant result of a solid, strong relationship with the Savior. “Draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you,” Christ tells us (Doctrine and Covenants 88:63). And as He draws near to us, He works through… Read more

October 6, 2021

There are four Gospel accounts in the New Testament—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Each is different and each has its own themes. Sometimes Mark gets overlooked, perhaps because much of its content is found in Matthew and Luke. But I ask my students to experience the entire Gospel According to Mark in one sitting. Why? Part of the reason is its brevity—it’s easy to experience this account of Christ’s ministry in one sitting. Another reason I love Mark is its… Read more

September 29, 2021

A Place and a Prayer I love to travel. To see beautiful places, learn about interesting history, and meet new people. My husband and I are trying to introduce this passion to our young children. This summer we had a chance to visit several states in the Midwestern and Eastern parts of the United States. It was wonderful to experience our country’s history and be together as a family. One of our stops was Massachusetts. We spent our first day… Read more

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