Being a mom is the hardest job I’ve ever had. It’s 24/7 and even though we pretend it ends at 18, I feel like I might find it even harder then…. with him gone from the nest. I was in a recent church class where we were talking about the Grace of God. That’s a […]
Quiet toys or busy bags are a great way to help kids be quiet when you’re in a meeting (or church) I have a wildly popular post about quiet bags, or church bags. The reality is that before I had the luxury of sending these kids off to school I had one, even up to […]
I remember the first day I walked into our local resource center. We were making food bags for kids to take home from school on the weekend. And I was like – why? Well, because these kids don’t have anything to eat when there isn’t a school lunch program. Like on weekends, holidays, etc.
Going to a new church can often feel like your first day at a new school. Today I want to share what an LDS church is like. Maybe answer a few of your questions before you go — so you can feel more comfortable there. Who: Who attends the LDS church? In general, it is […]
I had always envisioned prayer for things that were entirely out of human control. I remember when my best friend’s dad got cancer. We were maybe 10. I remember he died the night that the rest of us were at a slumber party. We had prayed and fasted and I was devastated. Prayer obviously “didn’t […]
Mormon baptisms are a great opportunity to learn more about the LDS church and to show the person who invited you how much you care about them. Here are 6 things you should remember about an LDS baptism when you attend one.
Hi, I’m Hilary and I’m a Mormon. That means since 2000 I have “suffered” through 3 hours of church with kids. And it’s only been the last couple of years that my kids have been somewhat tolerable — although I swear it’s just new ways to make me suffer…. I still feel like it’s wrestle […]
I used to work in a nursing home. While it was a very worthwhile job and completely necessary. I, hopefully, am not the first to tell you that a nursing home isn’t often staffed with the classiest of humans. I wish they were. Our geriatric population deserves better, but the low wages and tough work makes […]
The LDS church is really big into indexing. In fact, indexing is only its current name. My grandma used to go to the church and spend hours going through Microfiche and that was called extraction (but didn’t involve any teeth). In fact, she did so much I’m pretty sure I’m off the hook. 🙂 Which […]
Have you seen this Easter video: #Halleleujah Honestly, we don’t say it enough in our church, I’m grateful it’s getting some voice time this Easter. I remember we had an African American new convert in one of our wards. He’d give a “Thank you Jesus, Hallelujah” every now and then during his testimony. I loved […]