Category Stewardship

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 […]

… in all patience and faith

On a number of occasions in the past few months, the subject of Joseph Smith- and by extension, the leadership of lay ministry- has come up as I’ve met with women in my stewardship, and other friends and acquaintances. I think on words uttered as a promise and warning from Moroni to Joseph at their […]

Concluding the 85 Day Book of Mormon challenge

My heart is full this evening! The week that has gone by at the conclusion of our Book of Mormon challenge has been speckled with emails, messages and social media posts from our girls, each expressing their gratitude for the Book of Mormon, and the things they learned from their study of it. In Relief […]

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 […]

Days to love one another

 My gorgeous friend slipped me this note on Valentine’s Day.  How could she have known how needed her words were to me at that time? I suppose there’s only one way, and it’s the spirit. I’m grateful for friends who have that relationship with their father in heaven that permits them to speak for Him […]

Not What I Think of Myself

I have a list of things to do a mile long today, so today’s thought will be brief, which makes me feel ROBBED, because this talk at women’s conference was profound and so sweet to me. Sister Carol F. McConkie’s talk was preceded by this spotlight:     When Lisa realises she is being honoured […]

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 […]