I was scrolling on instagram when a caption stopped me—with permission, I wanted to share it here “We were driving down a highway in Alaska alongside some of the most massive, beautiful mountains when my cousin pointed to some of the grooves winding down the mountain and said ‘it’s like nature’s stretch marks.’ I haven’t … More “All the beauty in the earth bears the fingerprint of the master creator.”
Gardeners will water and fertilize the spot they planted a Chinese bamboo tree seed for five years with no sign of growth above the surface. FIVE YEARS. And then, it will grow 90 feet in 5 weeks! Was the tree dormant for those five years? No, it was developing a complex root system under the … More “Our future will be determined far less by our starting point and much more by our slope.”
Warren Cowdery wasn’t as quick to convert to the gospel as his brother. Even after converting, he felt the weight of disapproval from those around him. He wrote in a letter to Oliver, “I have a thousand times wished I could have that evidence that you have had.” (Revelations in context) He longed for a … More “When we’re tempted to give up, we must remember God is long-suffering, change is a process, and repentance is a pattern in our lives.”
The endowment session in the temple was really hard for me. Many times I would leave frustrated that I had focused more on not falling asleep than the spirit. And not just that—even when I was fully awake, I sometimes would leave feeling like I was missing something. I thought maybe I should take a … More A lack of understanding is not a lack of faith – it is just a fact of faith.
My brother and dad came to visit me during my freshman year at BYU. My brother, Luke, was seven at the time. I took them to the Carl Bloch paintings of Christ exhibit. My dad and I were looking at a piece of art and realized that Luke was gone. Panicked, we started looking everywhere … More “I don’t think anyone can grow unless he’s loved exactly as he is now, appreciated for what he is rather than what he will be.”