July 7, 2021

Listen to “Be Where You Are,” a song by Hilary Weeks, and read about Hilary’s connection with Christ. I wouldn’t consider myself a serious worrier. If someone is 20 minutes late, I don’t panic or freak out. If I make a mistake, I apologize and then try to let it go. When someone comes home with a sore throat, I don’t assume we are all going to end up with strep. I mean, there are things I “worry” about. Like:… Read more

June 30, 2021

Ali’s Experience A student I’ll call Ali recently shared a story with me. Ali is an active Latter-day Saint, and, while perhaps this is unusual for Latter-day Saints, Ali feels that the symbol of the cross connects her with Jesus Christ. When she was younger, a Christian friend had given her a cross necklace, and ever since, the cross had been a special symbol to Ali of her belief in Christ. She loved the opportunities her cross gave her to… Read more

June 23, 2021

I am a maximizer. A multitasker. A planner. Always in motion. Slow is hard for me. But. I have this persistent prompt to slow down. (Queue the pandemic!) I try to do one thing at a time, but it is not intuitive to me. I know (cognitively) that there is power in slowness. God is there. Not that He is a slow God but that He is waiting for me to be still enough to notice and find Him in… Read more

June 18, 2021

I have a scar on my left hand because of a dumb decision I made when I was young. Let me tell you why that scar connects me with Christ. My Scars In sixth grade, I loved my parents. Then I got to middle school and found out it was not cool to love your parents. One boy kept talking about how mean his parents were and a girl complained that hers were strict and old-fashioned. I figured that if… Read more

June 17, 2021

When I was three, I hit my grandfather in the head with a hammer. His reflex was to immediately take the hammer from me and give me a swat on the bottom. My response to his response was to say, “I thought you was my buddy!” Of course, he never could have expected that I would hit him in the head with a hammer. I thought that’s what buddies did to each other. At least, that’s what I saw every… Read more

June 16, 2021

June means Father’s Day here in the United States, a day to celebrate fathers and fatherhood and men. During this month, I always feel especially grateful for my Heavenly Father, for He is the only father I’ve known during my life. When it was revealed to my earthly father that my mother was expecting a child, her first (and ultimately only), he left and hasn’t been seen since. Without any place to turn, my mother contacted her parents, who were kind enough… Read more

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