Category: Faith

Having Faith in God and Not Results

Having faith in God, and not results; this was the biggest lesson I learned in 2019 and one I continue to learn. If we consistently put our faith in results, then we will only be disappointed when things don’t work out the way we envisioned. When we leave God out …

Peace and The Power of Stillness

One beloved story from the New Testament profoundly teaches us about Peace and the power of stillness.  After a long day of teaching the people along the Galilee shore, the Savior and his dear disciples set sail to cross the sea. I’m sure He was exhausted when he found a …

How Does God Communicate With You?

Communication is a huge part of the way we operate as humans. In the last decade, we have evolved from face to face conversations to texts, IM’s, and DM’s. Interacting and communicating with others is how we feel connected, and when it is lacking it can lead to loneliness, despair, …

When God Says No

It’s not always easy to understand why God says no to our most earnest prayers. My friend, Maryn, shares her story of loss as she struggled to understand why God wouldn’t allow her sweet baby girl to live. For months after my baby girl died, I struggled with prayer. I …

Be Fiercely Loyal

Loyalty. A fairly straightforward word, attribute, and characteristic. We expect it from those we are closest to, but how often do we contemplate our loyalty to our beliefs, values, and others.

5 Life-Defining Moments that Have Changed Me

When you think of the phrase “life-defining moments,” what comes to mind? It might seem silly to think about, but I see it as a moment bringing meaning and purpose to my life. A memory or event giving me direction on this journey, where I often feel like I’m stumbling.  …

In the Middle of a Challenge, Do You Have a Helpful Perspective?

I’ve been told I see life through roses colored glasses, meaning I have an optimistic perspective, often seeing challenging situations to be better than they are. It’s probably more accurate to say I choose to look at things a little differently. Even when faced with a crisis, rather than panic, …

Small and Simple Ways to Grow Faith in Your Family

Wouldn’t it be great if we could see into the future and live today with the added benefit of our experience a few years down the line?  It would be so much easier to teach our families if we had the foresight to know what would work. It’s hard not to …

Finding Christ in My Eating Disorder

“Please!  Listen to this audiobook!” chirped my mom, “I know it could help as you try to make friends!”  With my usual teenage flair, I rolled my eyes and acted disinterested.  My mom had begged me for weeks to read Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People.  We just …

Change, Faith, and Perseverance

Change and my faith have been two constants in the last decade and a half of my life. I think somewhere around our fifth move I felt good at applying the principle “bloom where you’re planted.” At the time, a lot had just wrapped up including an extended work assignment …