Converted unto the Lord #2

In a recent post, I talked about my first exposure to the Church, which led me to yearn to believe in something.  At the time, I didn't really know what I wanted to believe—just that I wanted to believe in something. I realized that though I grew up in a Catholic...

Converted unto the Lord #1

Now, these are they who were converted unto the Lord (Alma 23:8): I grew up in Michigan suburb, never having met a Mormon. In fact, I didn't even know that “Mormon” was a church. All I knew was that they were a group of people that went west during the...

“Behold the Handmaid of the Lord”

I like to consider myself as being a thoughtful person. I try to listen to both sides of an argument when my children are fighting. (Usually, I end up screaming more than thinking…but I'm working on it!) I honestly try to think of how my husband may be viewing a...

Max’s Golden Cone of Silence

I ?ve decided to take a leaf out of Maxwell Smart ?s book. You remember him? Guy with the shoe phone? Always gets his nose shut in the sliding door at CONTROL headquarters? And in the latest iteration, has to kiss Dwayne Johnson (a.k.a. The Rock ?)? (Who, speaking of...

My Life: Not a Consolation Prize

By Darcee Yates While pedaling my stationary bike this morning (20 whole minutes!) I re-read President Eyring's talk on Our Perfect Example from the October General Conference. As expected, it lifted my spirits. I've grown up in the church and my memories are clear as...