“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.”

Kind words are free … so let us speak them freely.

I remember my first Christmas after getting married. I was with my in-laws and it was my first Christmas away from home. I was homesick, navigating a new family dynamic with new personalities, and trying to connect with everyone around me. I wasn’t doing it all as gracefully as I wanted. One night, my husband’s … More Kind words are free … so let us speak them freely.

“Surely the thing God enjoys most about being God is the thrill of being merciful, especially to those who don’t expect it and often feel they don’t deserve it.”

Have you ever heard the parable of the long spoons? A man visited Hell and was surprised by what he found. Men and women were sitting at a table of delicious food. They were holding long spoons in their hands, but their arms were tied to their sides, so they couldn’t bring the food to … More “Surely the thing God enjoys most about being God is the thrill of being merciful, especially to those who don’t expect it and often feel they don’t deserve it.”

“I promise that as you lift those around you, the Lord God … will lift you.”

Written by Sarah Keenan Bringing just one soul to Christ. When the Lord describes in D&C 18:15 the joy this act alone would inspire, it sounds so easy and reassuring. But I remember times in the mission that one soul felt like a big ask. There was one moment in particular that I remember: My … More “I promise that as you lift those around you, the Lord God … will lift you.”