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

Voting and Friendship
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I participated in the caucus process for the first time tonight :) 4 years ago I voted absentee in California, and 8 years ago I was out of the country — on my mission in Germany. Locally, it was an … Read More

True friends
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My sister Emily drove me to my surgery (gingival augmentation, a.k.a. gum graft) this morning, Mikayla picked me up and helped me order prescriptions, and Cait drove me to fill my prescriptions and spent the next few hours making sure I didn’t … Read More

What are roommates for?
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So, I was at Walmart for a white elephant gift and noticed several members of BYU’s Cougarettes shopping together (recognizable by the “BYU Cougarettes” on the back of their jackets). They have a kind-of celebrity status in the Provo area, and I … Read More

Transparency: essential, tough, and cathartic
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My friend Rachel and I enjoyed a walk and talk this evening. I appreciate her friendship and value her opinions. I was able to share some of my fears and hopes and get some honest feedback from her :) I … Read More

Old friends and new friends
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I went to my new ward for the first time today and met some great people. In the evening, I was able to visit some of my best friends from my old as well :) These friendships bring some of … Read More

Super Saturday!
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Lots of amazing things happened today… Pictures speak a thousand words, and though we didn’t catch everything on camera, this post will be speaking quite a bit! I got to play soccer with some wonderful friends from my old ward this morning, and … Read More

Emotional Ups and Downs
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Today was a long day full of ups and downs. I felt sad and nostalgic as I left FHE for the last time in this ward and anxious about the new ward. I also felt powerful friendship as I made … Read More

Farewell Dallin!
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We had about 40 people show up for my roommate Dallin’s surprise going-away party :) And we ended up moving the party outside to accommodate everyone! For the most part, the speaker worked, but the party never stopped! The setting … Read More

Lessons from Pooh Bear
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In Winnie the Pooh (2011), Pooh finally gets a chance at some honey, but he decides his friend Eeyore is more important :) Christopher Robin helped Pooh recognize what he did: Christopher Robin: You know Pooh. You did a very … Read More

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