The day I chose adoption


Originally posted on all our lemmony things:
Infertility changed me. It introduced itself in a doctor’s office, ran over me with sharp and cunning negative tests, prodded me with needles, opened me up on a surgical table, taunted me with reminders of empty cribs and empty arms, and gave me lots of hope and lots…

8 Gospel lessons we learn from Star Wars


1. Family History is really, really important. Luke and Leia could have used familysearch.org 2. The Force is just a fancy word for The Spirit. May the Force be with you, always. Sound familiar? 3. To know if the Book of Mormon is true don’t use your 5 senses.  Search your feelings. How does it make…

Tithing shouldn’t be automatic


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has recently introduced a way to pay tithing online in some areas.  I have heard different viewpoints ranging from it being more convenient and less of a hassle to not carry around a checkbook, while some have said it would cause paying tithing to become more of a bill than a personal…

The number of kids I have is not your concern


In The Family: A Proclamation to the World, it clearly states “The first commandment that God gave to Adam and Eve pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and wife. We declare that God’s commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force.” There isn’t a doubt that it’s a commandment…

Why seeing the Seer Stone doesn’t matter.


There’s been a buzz about new pictures coming out of the Seer Stone Joseph Smith Jr. used while translating The Book of Mormon.  While it’s pretty interesting it really doesn’t matter all that much to me. Even if the Gold Plates were discovered, would you believe any more than you do now? I feel reading a…

What Henry Eyring said to me that I’ll never forget


I felt like the lowest of the low when it came to employment. I was a custodian scrubbing toilets, wiping down sinks, cleaning mirrors, sweeping, and vacuuming. I still remember thinking to myself what a despicable job. A job only a poor college kid like me would take. But one day while wiping the fingerprint smudges off the windows at the entrance…

The Trinity: Broken down


Some say that in order to be a Christian you need to believe in The Trinity. But I wonder how many people have truly used the scriptures to delve into the mysterious, non-biblical idea. The belief that God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are one God, yet 3 separate personages yet the same being is confusing to say…