Category Study

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 […]

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 […]

Cry Unto God For All Thy Support

Yesterday in church the talks were on reading the scriptures. I was sitting with a woman who had been baptised at around the age of twelve in Australia, but she’d never really returned to church after that. She was maybe in her late forties now, and had found the chapel as she was taking a […]

The Character of Christ

I’ve been having a challenging time lately. Sometimes I feel the real temptation to shake my fists at the heavens and question God, “why! I know I’m a decent person; I know I work hard, and I really try!” For about a month, I really have felt like I’ve been plummeting, hitting road block after road block, […]

Christianity’s “errand into the wilderness”

I’m desperately scrambling  this morning to prepare my lesson for Relief Society today. I’ve been scrambling all week, amidst packing and moving house, and painting and furniture-assembling. I think the quick study breaks I’ve been trying to take in pockets throughout the week have kept me alive somehow. I came across an observation by Jeffrey […]

Navigating Through the Wilderness

I recently gave a presidency lesson in our Relief Society. I like giving presidency lessons because its a great opportunity to tap into the group as a whole and give them what I know they need- that’s the awesome power of the mantle; I don’t necessarily understand how it’s possible to know so much and […]