Rejoicing in Ambiguity and Other Lofty Goals

The university newspaper of which I was once editor-in-chief — the BYU-Idaho Scroll — called me for an interview a couple weeks ago. It’s strange being on the answering side of those interviews. I’m more comfortable being the one asking the questions, taking the notes, telling the story. The role reversal had me slightly on edge. Kaisey (pronounced “Kay-see,” in case you’re wondering like I was) did a great job with the article. You can read it here. But one of her best questions didn’t make its way into the article: “What… Read More

The scripture that changed me when I turned it around

It was the end of 2016, and I was preparing my New Year’s resolutions. It wasn’t going well. It could have been because the post-baby blues were hitting me hardest right then. It could have been the discouragement I felt in my new, post-third baby body, which I still loved but that didn’t feel like mine. It might have just been that I was smack in the middle of the first real, snowy winter I’d experienced in four years. But whatever the reason, motivation was running low. And then a thought… Read More

A Book for Game Changers

Good news: “Sweet Is the Work” is now available for preorder! You can buy it right here. If you buy now, you’ll get it as soon as it ships. More good news: I’ll be chatting about it on my Facebook page Feb. 15. Can’t wait! Now that everything is out in the open, I can tell you everything about how this little book of mine came to be. It’s a pretty good story, I think, and one that I like telling. American novelist Toni Morrison said “If there’s a book that you… Read More

10 Things You Should Know About “Sweet Is the Work”

Guess what? I have a new book coming out on March 1! Of this year. As in, 28 days from now. Can’t believe it! It’s officially official. Edits are complete. Artwork is finalized. The cover is approved. It’s off to the press. “Sweet Is the Work: Lessons from the First Sister Missionaries” is coming to a Deseret Book, Seagull Book, or Amazon near you. 10 things you should know about “Sweet Is the Work” I dedicated this book to my daughters. This one’s for the girls. My girls, and yours too. I chose the topic…. Read More

My favorite books of 2016

Happy New Year, friends! I’m already planning my 2017 reading list, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Before I pull out my next great reads, let’s look back on a year of reading. I’ve listed everything I read this year, ranked in order of preference, for all of you. Yay! I set a goal to read 36 books this year, or 3 per month. Then life happened, and when our family moved across the country smack in the middle of the year, I fell behind and never quite caught up. But here are my… Read More