Category: hope

Faith to Forgive Grievous Harms: Accepting the Atonement as Restitution

There is a podcast, Mormon Discussion, that I listen to on ...

When You Lose Sight

The door slides open after she knocks. Tentatively she pokes her ...

Change

Slowly drifting far away within the wood of bonded clay breaking bands with ...

Peace and Depression: Accountability, Repentance and the Atonement

I am struck regularly by how many members fail to focus ...

Hiking and Life

This was written on September 4, 2012 and originally posted at ...

Hope Not Fear, The Lord Is In Charge

This guest essay is from Carolyn Grover, and is based on ...

Jane’s Story

Jane was abused as a child and in that horror she ...

When is Your Appointment?

Over a blissfully free-from-work-and-school holiday break this winter, my eight-year-old daughter ...

Born That Way

For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has ...

Seeing Good Men

There is a line from Avatar which has become a silly ...

It Is Finished: Death on Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is the ultimate celebration of life - the glorious ...

God’s Greatest Hits: Moses v. Satan

Years ago I worked as an academic adviser at the University ...

Called to Fall

Half a year and most of a lifetime ago our world ...

That for Which I Hunger and Thirst – and the Place of Blogging in My Pursuit

[On Sundays this year we are publishing a series from Ray ...

Healing

This last essay in our Peculiar Minds series is by Michelle. A ...

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

This essay in our Peculiar Minds series is from Melissa Horsley.  The ...

Understanding P0rnography Addiction

This essay in our Peculiar Minds series is by Dr. Kevin ...

How To Help Someone Who Is Depressed: An LDS Perspective

This guest essay in our Peculiar Minds series is by Sarah ...

Understanding Asperger’s

Today's guest essay in our Peculiar Minds series is by Kathy ...

The Diagnosis

This guest essay in our Peculiar Minds series, is anonymous. I'm sitting ...

Why the Basics Are Not Always So “Basic”

Language is a fluid concept. An english dictionary from two hundred ...

Lies That Separate Us From God

There are many lies that can keep us away from God.  ...

Vision of Hope

“Made for spirituality, we wallow in introspection. Made for joy, we ...

Growing Sin

I don’t like the word repent. Short and chopped at the ...

A Stream of Testimony

As the old year ends and the new begins, the editors ...

The Gift of Weeping

This is the sixth in a series by our writers and ...

Seeing God in the Caterpillars Among Us

I was struck by something a while ago that I have ...

The Map: Imagine If

My second daughter is a senior in high school.  She wrote ...

More Questions than Answers

For most of my life I have lived the gospel. Not ...

A Storm of Anger

Lying here in the dark I hear the rumbling of a ...

Embracing Grace

I stand all amazed at the love Jesus offers me - ...

Are Things What They Are, or What We Are?

All is quiet. Sitting, body aching, part of me crying for ...

Dia de Los Muertos

Halloween coincides with the Mexican festival Dia de Los Muertos (Nov ...

To Taste the Atonement

I never lamented about the vicissitudes of time or complained of ...

Arriving Elsewhere

There is an ocean of ideas that flow through my writer’s ...

Faith Enough to be Healed

Over 15 years ago I had the privilege of visiting teaching ...

Digging Deep Wells

I sat in the evening session of Stake Conference last month ...

If Jesus Wrote a book about the Garden of Gethsemane, would you read it?

Mark lived a dichotomous life. As an on again-off again drug ...

The War of Animal Instincts

Recently, I remarked to my sister that I attract people with difficult ...

The Problem with the Popular Perception of Perfection

OK, the title is intentionally over-the-top alliteration, but I believe ...

The Bright Night of My Soul

I wrote the following on Mormon Matters a while ago, but ...

The Child Behind the Diagnosis

Later in life than is usual, I’m a college student studying ...