A Good Slow Climb

A Good Slow Climb

When I went on my first hike in 2016, I knew I had to do something more than eating, sitting, lying down, and doing simple house chores. I had to do leg workouts. Squats. Jogging. But 2018 found me back to a sedentary lifestyle. I  noticed how my belly started to form...
Glimpses of Hope in Trials

Glimpses of Hope in Trials

I grew up as a kid in Sunday school and met my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus there. Through the hearing of the Word, God placed a hope in my heart that beautiful things could happen to me. But at the age of eight, my parents separated. Before I finished high...
Pursued by the Provider

Pursued by the Provider

Writing a testimony for me is not easy. I never thought a story such as mine would ever bring meaning to people but I need to try… for them. I grew up with my mom and dad, a perfect family– until the day my dad died due to cancer. After that incident, I...
When Home Ceases to Be Home

When Home Ceases to Be Home

I woke up and I forgot where I was. A miniature panic attack took place within me for a matter of seconds 1…2…3… Slowly, I remembered. This was not my pillow; it was too squishy and round. My real blanket had embroidered details of white flowers, not...
You Are Not An Orphan

You Are Not An Orphan

“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” – John 1:12 Have you ever lost a father? I did. They say fathers play a significant role in our lives. Researchers have found that those who grow up...
This Is Not About You

This Is Not About You

In March of 2016, I was a pretty typical nineteen-year-old: I went to church regularly, worked hard, and had dreams of the future. Although things were rough with my family at times, I had a great group of friends I hung out with, and my job was becoming my life.  I...