Garden of Belonging

Parched, cracked slabs of grey-brown earth reaching to a brown-grey horizon. Desolate expanse of lifelessness. Helpless, hopeless, barren, alone. A curled figure sits on the ground, knees drawn to her chest—a fragile shell encasing a broken soul. A faint sound. A vibration through the infertile terrain. A second figure approaching. At his step, moisture bubbles … Read more

Motherhood & the Book of Mormon

I’ve been short-tempered lately, especially with my children. I told myself it’s because of self-isolation and social distancing. We’ve been inside for too long. With my husband working from home for the foreseeable future, I have nowhere to escape when I need a few minutes to myself. Even though our library is open, I can’t … Read more

My Testimony of the Prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Originally Published January 2018 I am a Christian. When I was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I made a promise to take Christ’s name. As far as Christlike character goes, though, I still have a lot of work to do. I remember the United States presidential election of 1988. I … Read more

Radiating the Light of Christ

Last week, my husband and I took our children to visit my maternal grandmother (Mormor) in central Utah. She has a comfortable home filled with love and we always enjoy our visits with her. I also took a copy of a story to give to her that I wrote about an experience I once had … Read more