A Word on Thoughts and Prayers

After every tragic – and preventable – mass shooting, the offering of “thoughts and prayers” via Twitter and other social media platforms has become customary. Following swiftly behind is the derision of these offered “thoughts and prayers.” While I tend to agree with the perspective that many of those offering these thoughts and prayers – particularly GOP officials and supporters – are dangerously hypocritical, I have also felt torn by the shredding of “thoughts and prayers” as political rhetoric with no inherent power or value. Continue reading “A Word on Thoughts and Prayers”

I Love General Conference

I love General Conference. It’s like Christmas without all the commercialism. We hear God speak through the Prophet, Apostles and other church leaders; we are inspired and guided by His words. Before General Conference, I pray to know what questions I should be asking, and on Saturday morning, I write down all my questions at the top of my notes in a red pen.  Continue reading “I Love General Conference”

A Lesson on Love after Six Years of Marriage

When Andy and I dated, I spent a lot of time praying about marriage. Was he the right person? Was I supposed to marry him? Was it God’s will? I felt so light and happy; was it real?

One day after praying, I read this verse in the Book of Mormon, “O then, is not this real? I say unto you, Yea, because it is light; and whatsoever is light, is good.” (Alma 32:35)

It was a direct answer to my prayers. It was real and it was good.

We got married. Continue reading “A Lesson on Love after Six Years of Marriage”