What Al Carraway told me about God….

Well okay I didn’t actually have a conversation with Al Carraway, but reading her book feels like she is talking directly to me about about God.  Do you ever feel that way when you are reading a book? Yesterday, I was going through a box of my stuff in my closet and came across her book titled “More than the Tatooed Mormon,” that my husband gave me for Christmas last year, and the thought came to me to read it. When a thought used to come into my head, I would have been too lazy, or talk myself out of following through with it. This time was different, I actually did what my head was telling me and boy am I so grateful.  If you don’t know who Al Carraway is, you better get familiar with her because she is AMAZING! She has a way of making the gospel seem so simple to […]

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True Meaning of Christmas Day 2: The Virgin, Mary

Welcome to Day 2! Mary played one of the most important roles in the true meaning of Christmas, that was being the mother of Jesus Christ.  I learned so much about Mary, in the little information that is known about her. What a brave woman she had to be.  Here are 5 things I learned about her. (Disclaimer: I am not a scholar at all, I may be off base on some of my thoughts, but that’s the thing, these are my thoughts and feelings to the situation.) Facts about Mary #1: She was engaged to Joseph, who she barely knew.  Before they were to be married she had a visit from an Angel named Gabriel. The Angel Gabriel said that she was highly favored of the Lord and that the Lord is with her.  As well as that she was blessed among women. Can you imagine being told that […]

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I am not the Mormon I thought I was….

My realization. I grew up in Utah, as a Mormon, and lived there all of my life, except for my recent move to Florida. That was the hardest decision of my life. To leave Utah and the life that I knew there. To take my daughter away from Grandma, Grandpa, Uncles, Aunts, and Cousins.  But I felt strongly that we needed to be here in Florida.  The real reason we moved to Florida was for my Mother-in-Law’s health. Now I know, I needed to be here to learn and grow. Now let’s get back to the realization. Growing up in Utah, everyone around us was LDS, either active member, or inactive members that had fallen away.  EVERYONE knew about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  I knew the basic principles of the church and believed that it was true, but I didn’t truly know the church was true.  […]

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Overcoming Discouragement

Ever since I hit post on my last post Hello World! I have been feeling extremely discouraged and second guessing starting this blog.  I am not sure why, but I started feeling like I wasn’t going to be good enough to write this blog, or that I didn’t know how to write to inspire people, or that anything I were to write was not going to be good enough or inspire anyone. This my friends, was Satan trying to get into my head. Today I left Katee with my mom so that I could get some homework done.  After I was done working on some of my homework I went and grabbed lunch and sat in my car at the park eating my lunch and listening to an audio program called Mormon Channel Daily, that has inspiring daily messages. Anyways, today I listened to one that gave some recap messages […]

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