Why receiving my endowment without a mission call or fiancΓ© was the best thing that’s ever happened to me

I was 22 years old, freshly graduated from college and sitting in my YSA ward bishop’s office. I had made an appointment with him to discuss something completely different from the temple, but somehow, he ended up sayingΒ something I will never forget: “Maybe you should start thinking about going to the temple.” I know his […]

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On chasing rainbows and having patience

A rainy evening a few months ago, I saw the biggest, most beautiful rainbow appear while standing at the kitchen sink. I could see where it ended from the window β€” very nearby in the field behind my grandmother’s house. Since it looked like it was so close, my little cousins and I jumped into […]

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What I learned while attending the Priesthood session as a female reporter

The Monday before General Conference, my editor walked up to my desk and asked if I wanted to go to and cover the priesthood session. I automatically said, “But I can’t.” “Yes, you can,” he replied. He then informed me of the Church’s decision to open the media room to all reporters, including females, during […]

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Like a deer in headlights

Whenever a deer (or other woodland creature) decides to cross the road right as I am driving by, I always shake my fist at it, wondering in my frustration why it would ever make such a dumb decision. Let alone when it just stops, dead (or almost) in its tracks, and stares while I slam […]

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