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”

“A Thrill of Hope, the Weary World Rejoices”

If you’re feeling weary this season, pour out your heart to your Father in Heaven. He is aware of you and loves you perfectly. He won’t leave you comfortless. As you seek to make Jesus Christ the focus of your life, He will fill your life with purpose and you will be able to fully rejoice in a “new and glorious morn.”

Using the power of prayer to heal frustrations with others

Pro Tip: It’s harder to stay frustrated with someone while sincerely praying for them. Some days may require longer prayers, but this tip hasn’t failed me yet. 😉 You are a child of God… and so is your child (see my last blog post), your spouse, your coworker, your boss, your neighbor, the random personContinue reading “Using the power of prayer to heal frustrations with others”

How to create a more personal relationship with Jesus Christ

Let me tell you a little bit about my friend, Kristen Woods. When my family moved to Colorado last year, she was one of my first friends. Our mutual friend, Joy (who is another incredible woman and believer in Christ), connected us and our kids through a play date at the park and I’m soContinue reading “How to create a more personal relationship with Jesus Christ”

How one Christian couple found love again after wife’s memory loss

Note: Originally published as “Latter-day Saint couple falls in love again after wife’s memory loss” on December 2, 2019, by Kelsey Schwab Adams, For The Church News. “I know our vows were more than just earthly vows. I knew of the eternal importance of the commitment we made to each other. Through the hard times,Continue reading “How one Christian couple found love again after wife’s memory loss”

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”

Author Carol Decker shares experiences with tragedy, ‘choosing a beautiful life’

Note: Originally published as “Latter-day Saint author shares experiences with tragedy, ‘choosing a beautiful life’” on November 8, 2018, by Kelsey Schwab Adams, For the Deseret News. “You can turn something bad — any trial in your life — into something good and make it an opportunity. I didn’t set out to (write a book),Continue reading “Author Carol Decker shares experiences with tragedy, ‘choosing a beautiful life’”

Dying college student found joy in visiting every Utah temple in his final months

Note: Originally published as “Dying LDS college student found joy in visiting every Utah temple in his final months” on December 20, 2017, by Kelsey Schwab Adams, For the Deseret News. “Be happy. Take advantage of the opportunities you have. Love other people. Take the opportunity to share the gospel. Feel the gospel and howContinue reading “Dying college student found joy in visiting every Utah temple in his final months”

African Latter-day Saint couple tells of the organization of the Church in Togo

Note: Originally published as “African LDS couple tells of the organization of the LDS Church in Togo” on October 9, 2017, by Kelsey Schwab Adams, For the Deseret News. “I felt like I was part of the church even though I didn’t know much. My heart was in the church and I felt like itContinue reading “African Latter-day Saint couple tells of the organization of the Church in Togo”

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”