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Great Blessings from Crossing the Finish Line

It is hard to believe that it has been nearly thirteen years since the prophet Gordon B. Hinckley gave his “Book of Mormon Challenge.” In August, 2005, he stated, “I offer a challenge to members of the Church throughout the world and to our friends everywhere to read or reread the Book of Mormon…before the end of this year.”

The Scripture That Saved My Son's Baptism Day

Some people might call me mildly obsessive, Type-A, controlling, or bossy.  I prefer organized, assertive, intuitive, and “The Enforcer,” (to borrow the title given to the late former First Lady, Barbara Bush).  It’s true that I like to be in control of a situation, although I have learned quite well to multi-task and change plans spontaneously, thanks to my years as a 5th grade teacher and as a mother of three boys.

Part 2: But If Not... When Prayers Might Not Be Answered As You Hope

“Please bless that the two new spots in Mommy’s brain are not cancer.” 

He Knows Your Name

Throughout Primary, Young Women’s and now Relief Society, I’ve been taught about women in the scriptures. I learned about righteous examples of women who were kind, brave, humble, contemplative, service-oriented, loving, and strong. With the Easter season, I am reminded of one such woman in the New Testament, Mary Magdalene.

I Will Not Leave You Comfortless: How Christ Brought Hope in the Face of Tragedy

Thirteen years ago, when I was 17, my mom and I were driving on I-15 in Utah, and we were in a terrible car accident. Only the two of us were in the car. On the other side of the freeway, a 16-year-old boy was driving a pickup truck when a tire blew out. He lost control of his vehicle, crossed the grassy median, came up on our side of the freeway, and hit us: immediately, unexpectedly, and head on.