Monday, May 31, 2010

I find the doctrine of resurrection
supernatural and hopeful.

Friday, May 28, 2010

From Primary programs to youth conferences to ward choir performances to parenting...the Savior asks us to give our very best and He will make up the difference. Miracles haven't ceased. They are all around us every day...because of the Atonement.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

hm submission
There aren't very many women in the scriptures, but a lot of the ones we do get to read about struggle with infertility.  This helps me feel Heavenly Father's love even when my arms feel empty.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I came across this lovely quote on dandee's blog. A blog I find both hopeful and Mormon. She used it for a Relief Society "Reverencing Women" event, but clearly it is perfect for the new Young Women's value Virtue. I like the careful font work. And red is my favorite color.

Click over to her blog for a free PDF download!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

There is room for all of us in Jesus Christ's church.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Family Night

Here we have another group of submissions from a BYU FHE group.  Happy Monday, everyone!

Note to FHE group memebers: A few of your submissions got separated from the rest before I could scan them. I blame myself and my disorganization. We will post yours when we find them...sorry!  -Annie

Friday, May 21, 2010

The gospel, meaning good word, has taught me that the best truths lie in the contradictions, the divine paradoxes. The Atonement is such a paradox--from immortal death mortals are given infinite life.  That is true to me.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Hopeful and Mormon

This guy plays piano backwards. And he's studying accounting at BYU. Frankly, I find the latter the more difficult of the two achievements. But both are hopeful and Mormon. The real reason we're talking about Jason Lyle Black today is because he's putting on a benefit concert for a non-profit that assists in educating returned missionaries who live in poverty.

That really is hopeful, isn't it?

The event is June 11 at the Masonic Temple in Salt Lake City (a gorgeous piece of architectural accomplishment) 650 East South Temple, SLC 84102, from 7-9 pm. Tickets range from $12-$15. Get them here.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Australian Easter hope
Even though I'm half a world away from where Christ lived and from the locations of the Restoration I still feel my Savior's love.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

1 Peter 5:7

Monday, May 17, 2010

I adore this glimpse into happy family. With two girls and two boys, all with brown hair and pink smiles on their faces. What lovely reasons for hope.
Families can be forever. 
Pioneers walked so I could have my testimony. 
6 Billion people in the world and God knows me!
I go to seminary because I know the Book of Mormon is true (even at 6:00 am). 
We believe in God the eternal Father, and in his Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.
Families are Forever.

Friday, May 14, 2010


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Camping under the stars one of the reasons I have a testimony.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

i'd give up even more for You

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Because the more complete the gospel picture becomes for me...
... the more I love it.

Monday, May 10, 2010

I promise the work will get done.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Just in case you haven't noticed, this week's posts were all about the place where mothers, Mormonism and testimony intersect.

Mother's Day (in the US) is on May 9th.

Don't forget to call your Mom this weekend.
Because I know your cheesy casseroles and warm cookies were a way to show your faith...
It's easier for me to believe (with a full stomach).

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mom. Because you taught me the difference between right and wrong, I can still tell the difference.
Alma 56:48

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I could hear my Young Women's leaders when I couldn't listen to my parents anymore.
Their mothering helped save my testimony.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Being a Mom has helped me learn more about the gospel than I ever could have hoped.

(PS: That newborn is getting baptized in two weeks!)

Monday, May 3, 2010

This is my Oma. She joined the Church in 1924 in Germany. She gave everything for the gospel. Whenever I wonder about my testimony, I am strengthened by the memory of her sacrifice and commitment.

"Seid bloss artig!" translates to "Just be good!" She would say this to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. "Be good! I want you to be with me and Father when you come home to us."

Auf Wiedersehen, Oma. Till we meet again.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The CES fireside is tonight. Bishop H. David Burton, Presiding Bishop of the Church, is speaking. It will originate from BYU-Hawaii. The CES talks tend to be outstanding, and the fact that it's being broadcast from Hawaii... I find that pleasing and hopeful, somehow.
Does H. David Burton have green eyes?

Also. If you're past CES age (I am, woefully so) you may want to browse through the CES archives, and read some of the talks you've missed. I've noticed that several of our submissions have their original source there, talks I am not technically invited to attend but that are remarkable, inspiring, and hopeful.