Agency

His Day

His Day

As I apologized once again and hung up the phone, I experienced a totally unexpected swell of warmth and peace. My head was downcast and regretful; my heart was calm and joyful. I knew I had done the right thing. I had borne my testimony that Sundays were special days in our family, and that didn’t change because we were trying to sell our house.





In Pursuit of Happiness

In Pursuit of Happiness

President Gordon B. Hinckley said that "the happiness of the Latter-day Saints, the peace of the Latter-day Saints, the progress of the Latter-day Saints, the prosperity of the Latter-day Saints, and the eternal salvation and exaltation of this people lie in walking in obedience to the counsels of … God."





On Anger and Atonement

On Anger and Atonement

It was an anger that consumed me. I had trouble sleeping. Constant stomachaches. I could think of nothing else during the day – just the same dizzying thoughts, shouting circles in my head. It took all of my mental energy to merely function – and frankly I wasn’t doing that very well. 

 





Why Mortality?

Why Mortality?

God sent us to earth with two beautiful, priceless gifts. Agency, the right to choose our own path and the promise that Jehovah, Jesus Christ, would atone for any and all mistakes – paving a way back to Heaven





From This Very Moment

From This Very Moment

 One of the most memorable and inspiring  things I've ever heard was from a former Stake President speaking to the youth.  He said this, "It doesn't matter who you were or what you have done, from this very moment you can choose to be different.  To do better."  





I Go To Church

I Go To Church

 Church has not, nor is not always the peaceful joyful experience I would like it to be. And it's almost never easy to get there.  But besides the wiggling, poking and sometimes really ornery behavior, there's the deeper purpose.  And it's worth it.