God gives us a lot – but not all of it is blessings. And realizing that can change the way we serve Him.
If we do want to follow Christ, why don’t we? Why is it sometimes difficult to do what we need to do to be close to Him?
Do you ever look around at other people and think, “I’m not good enough. I’m not good enough at that skill, at that calling. I shouldn’t even try.” It’s a sad thing, but most of us have had that kind of thought at least once in our lives. And this can be especially hard in […]
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 […]
A long time ago, in our premortal life, we faced two beings who knew us well and would have massive impacts on our lives: God and Satan. All of us on earth, everyone who is reading this post, chose to follow God. Whatever reasons motivated us, we chose Him. When we chose God, we immediately […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This past week I went to see the Light of the World Garden at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah. It’s a series of 15 sculptures that depict scenes from the life of Jesus Christ. As I went through the garden, I couldn’t help feeling like I was stepping into the scriptures and joining the crowds […]