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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 […]

Signs of the Power of God

My friend Leslie McKinlay gave this talk in sacrament meeting today. _____________________________ I’m going to talk about signs.  Not the type of sign that I hung on my childhood bedroom door telling my brother to go away.  Or the type of sign you see on the tube telling you to move down the carriage, although […]

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 […]

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 […]