Category Heavenly Father

Lehi’s Last Chat with Jacob

Here’s a lesson I taught at institute this summer. As with all the lessons I put together and record here, I wish I had a way to remember all of the comments that come out of our discussions. Those moments of sharing the spirit and sharing ideas are sacred moments of testimony and growth that […]

He did straighten them in the wilderness

I love the way Nephi teaches of Moses’ people as they journeyed in the wilderness (1 Nephi 17):   Nephi has an opportunity to liken the Jews’ toil in the wilderness to that of his brethren, who also find themselves absolved from a land of tribulation (Jerusalem) and left to be rule-makers themselves. Though the […]

Knock: ask, search, [maybe] find

In 2015 I collected a stack of church-themed books that I, because I am that cat who seems to be living all nine lives at once, have not had a chance to delve into yet. The stack found its way to the back of my library shelves, and happening upon it kind of made my […]

Virtue and Pitfalls

Linda S. Reeves, who serves in the General Relief Society Presidency, spoke at Women’s Conference on living virtuous lives. I loved the perspective she lent to the topic, and how inclusive she was of women in the pitfalls and dangers of the modern-day attack on virtue. The female journey through the dreary world is as […]

Our Divine Nature

As a Relief Society President, I have learned more about the divine nature of God’s Children than I’ve ever thought possible. I have always had a testimony of that truth- yet with the added blessing of the mantle and the light and knowledge offered at the temple, I have been able to feel see a […]

Willing to Mourn With Those That Mourn

It’s my privilege to know exceptional people.  I’d like to say it’s because I’m picky about who I associate with, but truthfully I think Heavenly Father put His favourites in my path. Last night I got an email from one such favourite, and she reminded me of a great lesson. A young father in her […]

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Paul Cardall visited our ward on Sunday, as his parents are currently serving a mission here in London. As a treat, he played an improvised version of the hymn, Sweet Hour of Prayer. I found myself mulling over the words of this gentle song, Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer! Thy wings shall my petition […]