‘There will never be enough praise of the world to fill a cup that has a hole in it’: Finding Godly Joy in Motherhood

“No one wants a shallow soul, but sometimes it is hard to remember the only way to achieve a deepness of character involves growth, sacrifice, and going through hard things.”

“Fight For Family” with Melissa from The Intentional Family: Synthesizing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with Family Theory

Melissa Lamping is one of those people who radiates sunshine. Do you ever wonder how people can do that?? Well, in this article she shares some of her secrets, so BUCKLE. UP. Melissa is a wife and a mama of three adorable little girls. She is a fellow graduate of Utah State University (Go AggiesContinue reading ““Fight For Family” with Melissa from The Intentional Family: Synthesizing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with Family Theory”

Living a Full and Intentional Life with JOY

The first time I met Joy Enyinnaya, my girls and I were playing in the courtyard of our apartment complex. She walked past us on her way to campus. She looked gorgeous and walked with so much confidence and purpose—she radiated light! When she told me her name was Joy, I said, “Of course itContinue reading “Living a Full and Intentional Life with JOY”

“All Those Days Washing All the Windows!” 9 Magic Tips for Long Days with Toddlers

I went to the eye doctor a couple months ago. I was a new patient, so they had me fill out some paperwork. At the bottom it asked me to list my hobbies, so I listed some of my favorite things to do: walking/jogging, reading, (aka “listening to audiobooks while playing mermaids and/or teddy bearsContinue reading ““All Those Days Washing All the Windows!” 9 Magic Tips for Long Days with Toddlers”

This 8-year-old proves her faith runs more than skin deep

Note: Originally published as “How an 8-year-old Latter-day Saint proves her faith runs more than skin deep” on June 11, 2019, by Kelsey Schwab Adams, For The Church News. “Knowing that she will have a harder life than most, it comforts me to know that Heaven will be watching over her, and that even thoughContinue reading “This 8-year-old proves her faith runs more than skin deep”

Blind couple experiences joy of parenthood with birth of first child

Note: Originally published as “Blind Utah couple experiences joy of parenthood with birth of first child” on February 7, 2017, by Kelsey Schwab Adams, For the Deseret News. “They know what she looks like because they can feel her, and they can feel her spirit. And they feel her little cheeks, her skin and herContinue reading “Blind couple experiences joy of parenthood with birth of first child”

76-year-old pickleball champion shares the most important things in life: faith, family

Note: Originally published as “76-year-old LDS pickleball champion shares the most important things in life: faith, family” on January 12, 2017, by Kelsey Schwab Adams, For the Deseret News. “That’s kind of the way we have always been. The gospel just comes first in our lives. That’s all there is to it.” As a studentContinue reading “76-year-old pickleball champion shares the most important things in life: faith, family”

Christian family stars in new TLC show, stresses importance of faith

Note: Originally published as “LDS family stars in new TLC show, stresses importance of faith” on June 22, 2016, by Kelsey Schwab Adams, For the Deseret News. “We both felt that this is a path that the Lord wanted us to walk. We aren’t sure exactly why that is yet, but we really do hopeContinue reading “Christian family stars in new TLC show, stresses importance of faith”