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Faith in Failure: Finding purpose in closed doors

I wanted to “change the world” by finding a cure for cancer so went to graduate school. I quit two PhD programs but in the process ended up finding the church and serving a mission.  Instead of changing the world, I helped change eternities by leading families to the temple and now am changing the world in my own way.

Never Alone: Choosing to serve a mission with no family support

I’m the only member in my family and my family had no idea what I was doing or why. I didn’t hear from my parents often while I was gone but I did see how my service blessed their lives.  Some of this is included in the Ensign article “Never Alone” from February 2007.

Do You See What He Sees? Understanding how the Lord directs you to fulfill your divine potential

When I was young, my mom left my dad for another woman and entered into a number of abusive relationships after that. I would have never guessed the blessings that came through the trials of my childhood and the purposes He had in store for me.  (The specifics of this would be very dependent upon the audience and direction from the spirit.)

NGBs: When you are dating a “nice guy but…“

I was in my late 20’s and unmarried. I had dated a lot of NGBs.  “He’s a nice guy but…he drives a Datsun/he has crooked teeth/he’s a mouth breather…”  After I talked with a friend, I made some conclusions about changing my lists of deal-makers and deal-breakers, looking at more eternal traits.  And, my husband does not drive a Datsun, he has perfect teeth and he happily breathes through his nose.


Topic of Choosing

We can work on something for your specific audience based on which gospel principles you feel are most important.


Be Not Weary: Staying motivated when life gets hard

When Satan gives the fruit to Adam and Eve, he picks it for them and brings it to them. In the same sense, sin can be easy and appear enticing.  However, in the depictions of the Tree of Life, there is an obstacle course to try to get to the fruit.  In the same way, choosing the right course in life and trying to get your children to do the same, is often not the easiest one and we can easily grow weary in doing the little things that keep us on the path.

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