Worthy of my suffering
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The best choices in life often bring the highest risk of suffering Such as the choice to open my heart. Particularly when chances seem slim. When I know my agency only marginally influences the outcome… because the outcome is determined by someone else’s. … Read More

His way
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There are so many ways I try to find happiness. Many bring temporary happiness, and some bring lasting joy :) My HWN recently has been pondering on Christ as the way to happiness :) A few days ago, this sentence stuck … Read More

Bear Record of Him
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We read this verse in institute tonight: “…all things are created and made to bear record of me, both things which are temporal, and things which are spiritual; things which are in the heavens above, and things which are on … Read More

What does faith feel like?
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Recently I’ve been asking myself what faith feels like… What would have come to mind in the past are things like: hopeful, confident, optimistic, excited, and invulnerable. I’ve realized that’s not how faith usually feels… not for me anyways. More … Read More

I have all things as a testimony
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I read recently about Korihor who tried to convince believers in God and Christ that they were crazy. I realized that some of the things he says are what my fears sometimes say to me: “…no man can know of … Read More

Expectation independent of experience
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I heard a comment a couple months ago that “hope is expectation based on experience.” This phrasing didn’t really sit well with me. I have hope for a lot of things that I’ve never experienced… and for a lot of things … Read More

Thy will be done
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I’ve been blessed this week with a greater understanding of what it means to wait upon the Lord and to want His will to be done. A quote from Elder Hales helps express some of it: “Tests and trials are … Read More

Vulnerable conversation and Hope
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I’ve pondered on hope the last couple days and realized more about the role of agency in hope. When Christ was on the cross, He prayed for the people who were crucifying him: “Father, forgive them; for they know not … Read More

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A theme for me this week has been courage… “the courage to defy the consensus, the courage to stand for principle,” because “courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God’s approval.” (Thomas S. Monson) Courage for me is a reflection of … Read More

A confirmation of decision process
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This week the principles of agency and accountability have been on my mind. My HWN has been in the pondering :) Here are some verses that highlight some of my thoughts: “Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a … Read More

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