When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned: Norma

If you don't know Norma, then I promise you want to. She became a very dear friend when I moved into her ward two years ago. She has blessed my life in countless ways and I love and admire her so much! I am grateful for the example she is of turning hard things, like [...]

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Feature Friday: Linn

Linn is in my parent's ward and I got to take a tour of her beautiful, tidy, and organized home a few months ago to get some inspiration for my own. Her story is one of familiarity and I am sure there are many who can relate to it. I am grateful for her willingness [...]

When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned: Lexi

Lexi and I are part of a networking group on FB, so when she asked people to share her story I was happy to since that's part of what I'm all about here. I am proud of her for being so brave in sharing something so personal. Lexi is 27 years old and has way [...]

When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned: Stef

I had the privilege of hearing Stef share her testimony/story at SALT Retreat last fall. I talked to her a little bit in between sessions and as we got talking about sharing our stories she said something that I have never forgotten, "It's not for attention, it's for connection." She has been through a lot [...]

When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned: Anonymous 4

The person who wrote this post is a very near and dear friend. It breaks my heart the things she has experienced in the last several months. What would you do if the person you fell in love with became someone else after getting married and left you one day? Read on to find out [...]

The Gospel is EVERYTHING

On Fast Sunday in April, I taught my last combined young women lesson in my current ward. I knew it would be the last one for months and so I had months to think about and prepare for this lesson. I decided I wanted to leave these beautiful young women with one thing, a knowledge [...]

When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned: Emma

I was able to meet Emma at the Lift Event I co-hosted a couple weeks ago. She shared her heart and I just felt this strength radiate from her as she did so. She is an amazing woman, doing amazing things. I admire her perseverance in having children, despite so many miscarriages, and following through [...]

When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned: Jordan

Jordan and I went to high school together. He has one of those personalities that draw people to him. He recently shared what you're going to read on Facebook and I asked if I could share it too because I am proud of his honesty and bravery. I believe in sharing what our souls go [...]

When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned: Rachel C

Rachel was my boss for part of the time I worked at Weber State University. I absolutely love her and really enjoyed working with her. She was super understanding about my mental illnesses, because she deals with them herself, and has such a kind heart. I am proud of her for speaking up about her [...]

Feature Friday: Jamie

Jamie and I have been interacting on Instagram for I don't even know how long now, and I hope to be able to meet her in person someday. I have grown to love her through the things she shares on her platform. Her smile shows that she has found happiness despite her struggles. She went [...]