Divine Love Springs from Divine Knowledge

Divine Love Springs from Divine Knowledge

Along with the peaceful direction we receive from the Holy Ghost, from time to time, God powerfully and very personally assures each of us that He knows us and loves us and that He is blessing us specifically and openly. Elder Neil L. Anderson, “Spiritually Defining...

Nudges to Let It Go

Nudges to Let It Go

The Spirit helps us determine which work to focus on today. The Lord’s loving influence through the Holy Ghost helps us know His priority for our progression. Heeding personal revelation leads to personal progression. Joy D. Jones, “An Especially Noble Calling” Do you...

What Opportunities are Disappearing for You?

What Opportunities are Disappearing for You?

I've been thinking about this quote a lot lately. I tried to figure out what type of picture to use - a door that's closing, a roadwork ahead sign, something. ⁠ ⁠ Then it dawned on me - donuts. Donuts disappear FAST around our house. You have to act quick or be left...

Irony in the Paths We Take

Irony in the Paths We Take

Father and Mother Smith experienced personal setbacks, forcing them to move their family numerous times before finally giving up on New England and making the courageous decision to move farther west, to New York State. President M. Russell Ballard, “Shall We Not Go...

Thou Shalt Not Steal (Unless…)

Thou Shalt Not Steal (Unless…)

If you take a religious text from your hotel room is it stealing? ⁠ ⁠ I was faced with this dilemma in February 2002. It was before the "Please accept with our compliments" was added. (Maybe Mr. Marriott has heard my story and added those words just for me.) ⁠ You...

The Tiny But Mighty Helm of a Ship

The Tiny But Mighty Helm of a Ship

Does life seem more like a ship than a train? Even if we have a planned course, it is impossible to be locked in on a track like trains. Instead we are susceptible to rough and stormy seas. What small habits control your ship? Just like the tiny helm of a huge ship,...

Do We Allow the Savior to Succor Us?

Do We Allow the Savior to Succor Us?

In this week's Don't Miss This study, David Butler and Emily Freeman discuss the meaning of the term "succor." They explain that the Hebrew is "surround or protect" Greek is "to aid and to help" and Latin is "to run to." My favorite has always been "to run to." How I...

You are not failing

You are not failing

I heard this quote referenced on the Cultivate a Good Life podcast yesterday. (I listened to a few episodes yesterday and don't quite remember which one. Maybe "The Power of No"?) When I heard the quote, I knew i wanted to find the reference. . Here's a bit more...

Got Roots?

Got Roots?

In life, we have all sorts of roots that help keep us grounded and also give us the energy for the things of life. Some of those roots are habits, some are places, some are friends and family.

When Your Son Teaches You about Faith

When Your Son Teaches You about Faith

I tearfully told John that I didn’t think we were going to find tickets but that we’d prepare to make the trip. With a manner of fact tone, he said, “Mom, it will workout. You had a prompting so it WILL work out.”    

When the Spirit Prompts You to Do Something Awkward

When the Spirit Prompts You to Do Something Awkward

In his April 2010 General Conference address, Dieter F. Uchtdorf stated, “Our hands can comfort. With this in mind, let our hearts and hands be stretched out in compassion toward others, for everyone is walking his or her own difficult path. As disciples of Jesus...