We must be “First Responders” to our spiritual promptings…

This last weekend we had the privilege of driving up to see my sister-in-law Sierra perform in the BYU Women’s Chorus Spring Recital. As an added bonus, we also were able to get tickets to a session of General Conference for Griffin and me, Sierra and her friend, and my in-laws.

Friday evening, we were able to catch a portion of the choir practice, which was amazing, and then we returned later to see them tear it up with a variety of talent-filled pieces. The hymns they sang really brought the spirit and the more fun pieces really brought joy to the audience.

What surprisingly affected me the most (as a precursor to conference) was the guest choir. Before they would sing certain pieces, both the BYU Women’s Chorus and the guest choir, would read aloud the lyrics. I found this very helpful, both from a musical stand-point and it helped me understand the feeling the song was meant to have before it was sung.

The Guest Choir sung a religious number with very few lyrics, but the lyrics it did have were very powerful and very striking for me.

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When A Leap of Faith is Too Much

There are times in life when our faith doesn’t seem to fill up the cup anymore. When our attitude has shifted. When we want to do great things and want to succeed and feel that joy from the success after the struggle and it just doesn’t happen the way we thought.

What do we do when that leap of faith for Him seems like too big a step, like too far a jump or just too much to ask?

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The Realization that Helped Me Heal After Divorce

My first husband was a kind, silly, fun and good man. And I was beyond excited when I had the privilege of marrying him in the temple. But a temple wedding does not a perfect marriage make.

He was kind and caring and wanted to do the right things. He wanted to be the man I could count on and wanted to make me happy.

Part of this life is understanding that we all have weaknesses and that we are here on earth to learn to overcome them through the atonement of Jesus Christ. I have had many opportunities to partake is the atonement to help me overcome my weaknesses, and have also learned the atonement is there to help me forgive others for their weaknesses.

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The Most Important Phrase from General Conference

Before I start, I want to clarify what General Conference is. It is a meeting held by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints every 6 months. We have the blessing to hear from our leaders, but more importantly from our Prophet and Apostles. To learn more about our modern-day living prophet on the earth today, please read my previous post, Follow The Prophet. 
I LOVE General Conference. It has always been my favorite thing. What could be more amazing than words that come directly from Heavenly Father through the voices and experiences of his servants?!  I soak it up like a sponge, take tons of notes and it always helps me feel the love of God more in my life and live closer to the way he would have me live.

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