“God’s love is there for you whether or not you feel you deserve love. It is simply always there.”

I was in the car with all my kids on the way to their school when one of my sons said he didn’t have his backpack.  If we turned back, we would be late so I told him he would just have to take a reusable grocery bag. He started bawling. I said a quick … More “God’s love is there for you whether or not you feel you deserve love. It is simply always there.”

“We are here to help, lift, and rejoice with each other as we try to become our very best selves.”

A woman named Jen Hatmaker made an observation that I love,  “In the wild, when a mama elephant is giving birth, all the other female elephants in the herd back around her in formation. They close ranks so that the delivering mama can not be seen in the middle. […] They send a clear signal … More “We are here to help, lift, and rejoice with each other as we try to become our very best selves.”

“The family is the laboratory for love”

“The Family: A Proclamation to the World” holds up a beautiful, important standard. And it is important to realize, no family perfectly measures up to the standard. Let’s look at the scriptures for examples: Rebecca worked with her son, Jacob, to deceive her husband into giving Jacob the birthright instead of Esau. Jacob then ran … More “The family is the laboratory for love”

“Let us fully mirror His love, and love each other so openly and completely that no one feels abandoned, alone, or helpless.”

Michael Monsoor was a navy SEAL serving as part of a sniper overwatch team in Iraq. He was in the room with two of his SEAL friends when a grenade hit his chest and fell to the ground. Being positioned by both the grenade about to go off and the exit, he had two options: … More “Let us fully mirror His love, and love each other so openly and completely that no one feels abandoned, alone, or helpless.”

“Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.”

I have been a bit MIA recently because we moved last week and now my husband is out of town for a couple of days. Life can sometimes feel like survival mode—especially at bed time. Bath. Brush teeth. Prayers. Kids to bed. Then I can get everything done!! Kids to bed. Kids to bed. Kids … More “Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.”

What spills out?

Christ wanted the bitter cup to pass..But it didn’t.  It has left me thinking about the “cups” in our lives… And this quote came to mind: Say you are holding a cup of coffee and someone bumps into you, making you spill your coffee everywhere. Why did you spill the coffee? You spilled it because that … More What spills out?

“His laws are a manifestation of His love for us and obedience to His laws is an expression of our love for Him.”

I was belting along with a song in the car last weekWhen my 2-year-old daughter said in a long-suffering voice,“I love you, Mom, but you’ve got to stop singing.” I laughed (since I know she got that phraseology from me…) Though it did make me think more about the expression:“I love you, but…” I realized … More “His laws are a manifestation of His love for us and obedience to His laws is an expression of our love for Him.”

“God’s love for you is there whether or not you feel you deserve love. It is simply always there.”

Peter denied Christ…and God loved him.Jonah ran away…and God loved him.Pilate washed his hands…and God loved him. “God’s love is there for you whether or not you feel you deserve love. It is simply always there.” THOMAS S. MONSON God has said, “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing … More “God’s love for you is there whether or not you feel you deserve love. It is simply always there.”

We need less contests of opinions and more love without condition.

“Creating no small stir and division among the people.” Those words from Joseph Smith History weighed on my heart this time around. Joseph Smith described what caused the division, “good feelings […] being lost in strife of words and contests of opinions.” The problem was people cared more about their opinions than their neighbors. We … More We need less contests of opinions and more love without condition.