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Learning Grace In Motherhood: Nicole Madsen

My son Dylan had his first seizure when he was 4 years old. Admittedly, I panicked. Our oldest son ran from the room, frightened, while I cried and tried to talk to Dylan as he was seizing. I think I remember saying “what do…

May 30, 2017

Finding Peace Through Compassion

When I was 21, I went on a mission for my church. I committed 18 months of my life to teaching people about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I was SO excited to serve. However, just 5 months into my mission I got sick…

April 10, 2017

Remember, I Am A Child Of God

The other night after I put my almost two-year-old to bed, I heard her sing the words to a song that my husband and I have sang to her almost every night since she was born. It goes like this: I am a child…

February 26, 2017

Finally Being Enough

My husband doesn’t cook much, and that’s being generous. If he were in charge of dinner he may warm up some corn dogs, get out some cereal and milk, or if he felt really ambitious he may even make some scrambled eggs and toast.…

February 24, 2017

Treating Our Bodies With Gratitude

We’re so excited to introduce you to one of our newest contributing authors, Lesa Burgess, who will be writing for our Faith and Wellness column. Welcome Lesa! How often do you find yourself saying negative things about your body? All too often we slew…

November 21, 2016

Minimalism For The Soul

Stuff! I have too much stuff. It clutters my house and my mind, and I’ve finally decided to do something about it. I have almost finished purging the whole main floor of my home and I LOVE IT! Why on earth did I feel…

November 10, 2016

4 Ways to Avoid Comparison & Embrace Who You Are

How many times a day do you catch yourself wishing you could do more, be more, have more, or look differently? At times I feel like there’s a scale on the world, weighing people as more or less attractive, more or less accomplished, or…

October 22, 2016

Was Blind But Now I See

If there is one thing I’ve learned during this trial, it’s that all the things of the world don’t matter. At scary as the past few months have been, I’m full of gratitude. This time has forced me to evaluate my life, get rid…

July 31, 2016

Finding Light In A Darkening World

Last week I was stunned by the news that a man had been murdered and left in his car only a few blocks from my old home in Southern California. Then, only a week later, I was shocked when I heard of the tragedy…

June 21, 2016