Let us know if you have any questions.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

I love questions. I love asking questions and answering questions and meeting people who have sincere questions about our church and our doctrine. Maybe I don’t have all the answers, but I know Someone who does. Maybe we don’t have all the answers right now, but He does. And I trust in Him enough to know that one day the answers will come.

The reason behind this statement from the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (our prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, and his two apostle-counselors President Henry B. Eyring and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf) is a controversial one that I’m not going to mention here. I love this statement, though, and what it says about us as a church and our doctrine. Continue reading Let us know if you have any questions.

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Stay Weird.

Last Friday, we had a zone conference with another zone. Zone conference is when two “zones” or large areas of missionaries come together to be with the mission president and his wife, to learn how to be better missionaries and how to be better people.

One of the themes of this zone conference was “Peculiar/Strange.” Just that. Just those two words. We were asked to study up on those two words in the scriptures or talks from General Conference or the Ensign.

One of the dictionary definitions for the word peculiar is “belonging exclusively to” or “particular, special.” Doesn’t sound too weird now, does it?

Strange: unusual or surprising in a way that is unsettling or hard to understand.

Ok. No beating around the bush with that one. Being ‘strange’ in other words is just plain weird. So what does that mean? Continue reading Stay Weird.

Be true to the royal within

I know I’ve been talking a lot about family history recently, but it really is important to me. And I realized something the other day…

While looking back through several generations of my relatives, I’ve found that you don’t get very far back with records… Until you find royalty. It’s the royals from way back when that have really good records. The common people didn’t really have many records kept about them, which sometimes makes it difficult to find family. But that’s a topic for a whole other day.

I was thinking about royalty. Lots of little girls want to be princesses and marry princes and live in castles. While there’s nothing wrong with reaching high for your goals, I was wondering just how many of us have royal blood without realizing it. Because I, for one, have a lot of royal blood and I didn’t even know. It made me wonder… Am I being true to that? To the kings and queens of my past? Continue reading Be true to the royal within