Faith Journeys

26 Jul: My Heavenly Parents are proud of me

    It’s been a crazy few months and I’ve had to reevaluate and reinvent pieces of myself along the way. It’s been crazy difficult, but I’ve been much harder…

26 May: Playing “Queen”

    This morning, I heard my 3-year-old daughter playing “Queen” which is one of her favorite games. She loves to act like royalty and pretend to tell imaginary people…

12 Apr: I wonder if Heavenly Mother wanted to keeps us with Her

  My baby is sleeping in his own room. It was easier having him in our room. He was right there. I could hear him. I could quickly pick him…

26 Mar: I was created in Her image

  “God made women in the image of his wife.” -President Spencer W Kimball I love this so much because I have always thought — I was created in the…

28 Feb: She is there, and She is close.

  Years ago, I had been praying about Heavenly Mother, asking if She is watching me and involved in my life, and does she hear my prayers? One day, I…

24 Feb: Fall of the Patriarchy

In the fall of 2014, I was 22 years old and considered myself a part-time feminist.  I mean, I couldn’t be a full-time feminist because I’d never burned a bra…

04 Feb: I saw our Mother in the temple

  I had a prayer in my heart today to see Heavenly Mother’s hand in the temple. I participated as a witness, for the first time, during sealings. I saw…

22 Dec: Learning about Heavenly Mother from baby Ruby

  Nearly a year ago, we handed back the perfect baby girl that was moments away from officially being our adopted newborn daughter. We named her Ruby; although that is…

18 Dec: I want to share Heavenly Mother with others

For several months I have been searching for my Mother in Heaven through prayer, scriptures, and Instagram accounts that I follow. I have felt her so strongly in my life…

18 Dec: I’ll know Them when I see Them

  I work at seagull book (an lds bookstore) and I have this one coworker who is an older woman, probably in her late 60s, who joined the church in…

06 Dec: Heavenly Mother is with us in our trials

    I was studying D&C 93 weeks ago while going through a lot of things. Struggling deeply to feel like I could keep my head above water. My faith…

14 Nov: Divinity can be found within each human heart

  Bethany talks about  a painting by Irek Szelag called “The Black Madonna Of Czestochowa.” You may want to look at his painting before reading Bethany’s experience. I’m reading “The…

10 Nov: Heavenly Mother is and has been ever present in my scriptures and my life

  Months ago I was feeling led to seek a better understanding of Heavenly Mother. I was longing for a relationship with Her but was unsure of how to achieve…

26 Oct: We have to learn about Heavenly Mother to know ourselves

  I keep coming back to these two ideas: 1) Joseph Smith taught that, “If men do not comprehend the character of God, they do not comprehend themselves.” 2) The…

23 Oct: Hidden and Seeking

I became keenly aware of Her just over a year ago. As a grown woman, nearing the end of what was nearly a decade of young motherhood, it was as…

22 Oct: I talked about Heavenly Mother in Primary lessons

  Some years ago when I was called to teach the 5 & 6 year olds in Primary, I determined that I would make Heavenly Mother part of our lessons…

10 Oct: Paige’s Journey

When I was 15, I attended a youth conference. One of the stake presidency counselors spoke (he’s a pretty powerful speaker), and his talk covered Heavenly Mother to a certain…

06 Oct: I heard Heavenly Mother’s voice when I gave priesthood blessings

I always felt closest to my Heavenly Mother as a missionary whenever I gave blessings to sister missionaries. I gave a lot of blessings to sister and I would say…

10 Sep: Journey to Faith in Heavenly Mother

In a dark time in my life, I dreamt a Woman told me to trust Her. I figured my dream meant to trust God but I was confused why God…

10 Sep: Called to Serve by Her

While I no longer remember the exact words my house mate said to me on that day, I remember her fervor. As she sat perched on the edge of her…