Roots

  • Leaving It All in His Hands

    By Lauren Madsen Maybe this is it, I thought.  As I sat in my living room, my mind replayed the conversation my fellow kindergarten teacher and I ...
  • Be Near Me, Lord Jesus

    By Lauren Madsen Confession: I get a little giddy the Sunday after Thanksgiving as I walk into our chapel and hear Christmas hymns being played for...
  • He Can Make All Things Beautiful

    By Audra Elkington Early one morning, as the Provo temple came into view, the thought that went through my mind was “it looks so beautiful.” I was ...
  • 9 Reasons to Rejoice

    By Lauren Madsen Every November I look forward to seeing my social media feeds flooded with #gratitude posts. As I thought about the 2021 holiday s...
  • Standing with the Savior

    By Audra Elkington “I don’t have a clue how to walk this path.” Not long ago I found myself repeatedly thinking these words as I prayed. It wasn’t ...
  • General Conference: Inspired Questions, Personalized Answers

    By Lauren Madsen Waiting for the text to come out after General Conference for me is a lot like waiting for water to boil or cookies to bake. It is...
  • 5 Powerful Truths from General Conference

    By Audra Elkington “I’m laying some big things on the Lord this weekend.” I made that comment to several friends the week prior to General Confere...
  • The Things I Take for Granted

    by Lauren Madsen I don’t know what is going on where you live, but the housing market in Utah has been crazy the past several months. A few weeks b...
  • Grieve With Joy

    by Audra Elkington   McDonald’s. The German rhyme - Hoppe, Hoppe, Reiter. The smell of coffee. Wishing Wells. Chocolate Chip Cookies. All things th...
  • Trusting the Savior

    By Lauren Madsen   We had just broken out of the trance of observing a hummingbird perched on a branch in our backyard. It had been a magical momen...
  • Letting the Past Change You

    By Audra Elkington I remember the tears running down my face. The way my heart raced. The thoughts of loneliness and hurt and even rage. And more ...
  • Asking Heavenly Father How He Feels About Us

    By Lauren Madsen It isn’t typical for me to remember specific social media posts, but I will always remember this one. It was one of those messages...