The Car That Ran on Prayer Stopped For a Soon-to-be Prophet

(This was written as a portion of a long-form essay which is now a book in progress.) The summer was marked by challenges with the Volvo. Although it had run without issue to get me to my granddaughter’s Baptism; I struggled with a variety of electrical issues with the car throughout August. While attempting to regularly […]

Service on the Sabbath

During the past two days I have been astonished by the abundance of #LightTheWorld posts that I have seen posted by people around the world. Perhaps more people are tired of the commercialization of this season than I thought? Maybe. Very appropriately, on this third day of the 25 day program, the scripture reminds us […]

A Testimony of Fast Offerings

As a convert who has a very modest income, I am used to the public questioning my decision to tithe and give an honest Fast Offering each and every month. These last few months not only have my decisions to pay an honest tithe been questioned much louder and with much more confrontation, but the […]

Guest Post: The Moments I Knew

Church members can often point to a singular experience when they “knew” it was true…I never had that experience. I’ve actually had thousands of them.

Experimenting on His Words

Personal Revelation has been an integral part of my conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since the beginning.  Having indefinite “feelings” about things in my and my children’s lives is not new for me…or for them. Knowing where those feelings come from, is. Since my pre-Baptism lessons four and a half […]

Gratitude

How does one say “thank you” for a life that has been turned around? How does one say it for all the “things” in life that have come about and all the more that have changed for the best. More, how does one show gratitude felt towards their fellow person for all their help? I […]

Two Ceremonies

when the day of my second anniversary of holding my Temple Recommend coincided with the date of my graduation, I felt a subtle “nod” from my Heavenly Father