Category Archives: Gospel

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It affects every aspect of my life. It means so much to me and I love sharing it with others.

Grant Me Grace

Categories: Gospel

Yesterday at nap time Iddo asked me what grace was. I told her it’s what Heavenly Father and Jesus give us when we make mistakes that makes it all better. Then she asked why Heavenly Father and Jesus give us mistakes. I told her that they don’t give us mistakes but they give us opportunities to try and grow, and then when we make mistakes they give us grace to fix it. Keep reading

My world

Categories: Family, Gospel, Happy Things, Relationships

For our anniversary every year we dance to the song we danced to the night of our wedding. Tonight as we danced Brett held Izri in his arms, Shimei took turns holding each of our legs and I held the girls’ hands as they danced around us. It was a moment of joy. It’s amazing what has happened in the last 8 years. And it will continue into eternity. Keep reading

What’s Your Origin Story?

Categories: Family, Gospel, Musings

Today I taught Gospel Doctrine about “Finding Joy in Temple and Family History Work.” As I thought about it in preparation though I realized it was in part a lesson about what our origin stories are and the importance of knowing those stories. There are days I like to think of myself as a super hero, and every super hero has an origin story, so what’s mine? Keep reading

I love to see the temple

Categories: Family, Gospel, With the Kiddos

In August the Tucson temple was dedicated and I was actually worried about how having a temple that close was going to complicate things. … We really aren’t saving any on gas this way. It takes us 4 hours to get everyone there and back, and that’s just with us serving for an hour each in the temple. But we all get to go still. Our kids still look forward with excitement for temple day every month. And for me, that makes it totally worth it. Keep reading

He is our Father

Categories: Family, Gospel, Happy Things, Musings

We are God’s children. So that means He takes us when we’re having a tantrum and holds us on His lap and sings to us our special song until we’ve calmed down. That means He gets up with us in the middle of the night when we throw up and helps us change our sheets and get on new pjs. That means He stays up at night worried about how we’re going to make friends and what He can do to help protect us from the bad that is out there. Keep reading

Eighteen Years

Categories: Gospel

Eighteen years ago today I entered the MTC to prepare to serve a mission in the Brazil Curitiba Mission. … I cannot honestly say that at this point my time as a missionary was the best 18 months of my life. That would be the last 18 months. But it was probably the 18 continuous months since early childhood that had the greatest influence on the rest of my life. Keep reading

The Love of a Mother

Categories: Family, Featured, Gospel, Infertility

“No love in mortality comes closer to approximating the pure love of Jesus Christ than the selfless love a devoted mother has for her child.” … The love of a mother does not require the physical presence of a child to be selfless and devoted. Keep reading