Feeling the Lord’s Love for YOU

Feeling the Lord’s Love for YOU

The majority of Priesthood Blessings that I have received, start with, “Anne, the Lord loves you…” Recently, I was present when someone else received a blessing and the same phrase was used. “The Lord loves you.” Part of me wondered if that is kind of a lead-in that...

Seeking Divine Potential

Seeking Divine Potential

I picked up one of my 7-year-old’s books (“The One and Only Ivan”) the other day and was taken by the quote by George Eliot at the beginning. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”   I’ve mentioned before that I go through phases where I am really...

Were the Fish Biting? My “Come, Follow Me” Moment

Were the Fish Biting? My “Come, Follow Me” Moment

A few Sundays ago, a youth speaker posed a question that kept me thinking the rest of the afternoon. “When the apostles threw down their nets to follow the Savior, were the fish biting?” The answer to that question gives meaning to the story. Were they having a bad...

Heavenly Parenting: Lessons from Joseph and Mary

Heavenly Parenting: Lessons from Joseph and Mary

There are two paintings on the walls outside the doors of the Celestial Room in the Meridian Temple. As you look to the Celestial Room, the picture on the left is of Mary beside Joseph as he knocks on the closed door of the (full) inn. The picture on the right is of...

Expecting, Recognizing and Becoming Miracles

Expecting, Recognizing and Becoming Miracles

A few years ago, we discovered that our son, John, felt the wise men needed to up their transportation game and we took the above picture to document it. Around that same time, we were reading about Joseph and Mary needing to go to Bethlehem.  We talked about how...

Conference Stretches

Conference Stretches

For a short time, while I was growing up, I wanted to be a physical therapist. Later, while recovering from knee surgery, I learned that part of a physical therapist’s job is somewhat akin to torturing people. (Instead, I became a pharmacist, so I can give people...

What Our Chore Chart Taught Me about Grace

What Our Chore Chart Taught Me about Grace

I had an unexpected spiritual lesson taught to me after we implemented a new chore/allowance system with our kids. We had recently moved and wanted to get organized. It also coincided with the start of school (with one of our kids starting kindergarten).  Don’t all...

Have Faith and Then Leap … and Then Wait … and then Land

Have Faith and Then Leap … and Then Wait … and then Land

Do you remember how our family’s August was a bit crazy last year? You don’t? Well, here’s a quick, bullet-pointed recap. In May 2017, I had started working full time and it was difficult for my kids. I prayed about what to do and got the answer to put in my notice at...

Looking for Cute Modest Clothing Options?

Looking for Cute Modest Clothing Options?

Disclosure: I did not receive monetary compensation for this post, but I did receive a sample to try so that I could write an honest review. All opinions are my own. A couple of months ago, I was contacted by Liz over at Cleo Madison asking if...

No Thing Is Sacred

No Thing Is Sacred

In early December, we arrived home to discover that the stand for our Christmas tree had broken and sent the tree and all the ornaments crashing to the ground. We started cleaning up, piling most of the items on the piano until we got a new tree. Most of the ornaments...