Personal Political & Social Views: Accountability

“Who am I to judge?” This is a statement you have likely heard many times. Often it’s spoken by someone who judges without a second thought, until they are caught making an error in judgment. Judgments are a reality of life. We all make them. We all need to make them. They range from the … Read more

Our Either/Or Society

I have a confession to make: I read the comments sections on news articles. Even though I know I shouldn’t—even though I tell myself that I won’t—they’re the disaster I can’t look away from. You could call it “online rubber-necking.” At times I do pretty well at exercising self-control, but at other times, they’re just … 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

Writer’s Envy: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Book

“Is there one among you who is not stripped of envy?” Alma asks. “For such an one is not found guiltless.” (Alma 5:29) Every time I read this verse, it’s as though the wind is knocked out of me. My heart drops and I’m disappointed with myself. Of the many things I struggle with, one … Read more