Changes Don’t Matter (Unless…)

I sat in my Christian History classroom last year, waiting for class to start. My professor strode into the room, shut the door, gave us his typical staredown, and asked us what we had thought of General Conference the weekend before.  At BYU-Idaho, this wasn’t a strange question. Even some of my non-religious classes had […]

What Fall Can Really Mean

I’m looking at fall differently this year than I have in the past.  Recently, I had a conversation with my mom that changed my perspective on it. And it all started with a tree.  See, I’ve always loved fall. Mostly for the typical, cliche things. The crisp air, fresh apples, colorful leaves, starting to wear […]

We Lived After the Manner of Happiness

There’s a perspective in the world that I feel like I come across more and more. A perspective that I’m not sure I understand, but that I do play into sometimes. It’s a perspective that we all want happiness but live in sadness, misery, depression, etc. And that’s how life is, so there’s nothing we […]

No One Gets a Free Pass From Judgment

I’ve talked a lot on this blog about how we aren’t perfect beings. We’re human, we mess up, that’s life, and that’s why Christ did the Atonement. We can make mistakes, learn from them, and become better than we were.  But now I want to make sure that something is clear – when I say […]

People Who Stood for Christ and How You Can Too

We’ve all heard stories of people who stood for Christ through their whole lives. People like prophets, martyrs, pioneers, even family members, all who willingly made sacrifices, struggled through seemingly impossible circumstances, and changed their lives to follow Christ. What is it about these people that helped them to continue forward, even facing death and […]