Category: Faith

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.  I was walking through an airport shop to pick up …

From the Deconstruction Process to a New Life

Why does God need to put us through a deconstruction process? Why can’t He simply remodel? It’s because we all need our lives rebuilt. And sometimes those of us with the fanciest, well-made spiritual houses need the most spiritual deconstruction before reconstruction can begin. There’s always this impression, and I’m not sure where it comes from, that if you do …

Why a Change of Heart is so Important

In ancient times, the heart was considered the center of knowledge and thoughts.  There are 1,475 references to the heart in the scriptures, and 66 specifically mentioning a change of heart.   I personally see proof of the importance of the heart in the simple fact that the adversary is so interested in it! Shortly after Christ was born, the Nephites …

The Love of the Good Shepherd

In the novel, Les Miserables, the bishop of Digne is faced with the decision of how to treat men who were despised in the community because of their past behavior.  Those of you familiar with the story will likely remember the mercy and empathy he demonstrated to the main character and former convict, Jean Valjean, even after he has betrayed the …

Our Newborn’s Heart Surgery and How we Survived

On an unusually warm February morning, I walked hand in hand with my husband, Chris, toward our 20-week ultrasound appointment for our third child. As we entered the doctor’s office, I had a startling impression everything would not be okay. I immediately wished we had prayed together before leaving the house, and offered a silent prayer for strength to handle …

Allowing Christ to Deliver You

Two years ago I had this sweet boy, and this photo was taken just a moment after his birth. I cherish this picture and have never felt like sharing it because it’s almost a sacred photo for me. I remember exactly what I was thinking and feeling when it was taken. Now as I look at it two years later, …

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