Category Saviour

The Book of Mormon and Me: launching our 85 day reading challenge

One of the many annoying habits I am cursed with is that I like to sneak a peek at the last few pages of a book before I start to read it. I think I get a kick out of it because I feel like it gives me some kind of control in a world […]

And the saints rejoiced in their redemption

At a YSA temple trip last weekend, I struggled to leave a strange, seemingly undefinable (albeit crushing) weight behind me as I served within hallowed walls. It almost took my crossing that threshold to realise how tightly I was wound. I certainly knew I needed that trip; I’d been looking forward to it, yearning for […]

The pelting of this pitiless storm

Very occasionally Londoners are able to tear their commuting eyes from their newspapers or books or phones and take in the advertisements that paste the walls of the underground tube carriages. The market research on this must be very broad because these ads are usually products for hair growth or Scandinavian-style furniture. So imagine my […]

What can I do to receive the priesthood in my life?

A Samaritan woman left her village to journey to a water-well, which served the surrounding villages. Women typically journeyed there to collect water for their households in the early morning and the late afternoon. Women would use the water to clean their homes and families, feed and even assist in healing their families aliments. The […]

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 […]

My Peace I Give Unto You

Last Sunday’s lesson was a lesson of promises! Howard W. Hunter’s legacy includes a great fondness for the stories of the saviour; a desire to be closer to Him, to walk where He walked. What has struck me is that he also warns as you would expect someone with a prophetic duty to do so. He […]

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 […]