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,...
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. ....
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...
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...
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...