Roots

  • 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...
  • Cookies Can Be Family History, Too

    By Audra Elkington “Oh I just love chocolate chip cookies.” Just a few short months ago, my oldest child and I took a roadtrip to visit my Grandma ...
  • Seeing Clearly by Hearing Him

    By Lauren Madsen It will be fine, I thought as I slipped off my sandals and stepped into the murky water. I hopped into the kayak and off I went, h...
  • I Believe Jesus Christ Lives

    By Audra Elkington “If belief is a choice, then it cannot be an eternal truth.” That’s the comment I received on a recent social media post. I have...
  • Cultivating Eternal Friendships

    By Audra Elkington I am not ashamed to admit that I am a product of the 1980s and 1990s. In 1994, I was a Freshman in high school. At the time, it ...
  • Don’t Look Around, Look Up: Partnering with God in Motherhood

    By Lauren Madsen Until fairly recently I had no idea that several mothers in my life do not look forward to Mother’s Day. It both surprised me and ...
  • April 2021 General Conference Recap: Our Favorite Quotes

    Another weekend of General Conference has come and gone and I’m already missing the “high” I always get listening to 10 hours of prophetic and insp...
  • Receiving Revelation: Line Upon Line

    By Lauren Madsen My daughters were three and seven when they shared a small bedroom. I was busy with a new baby and didn’t always remind them to pi...
  • Preparing for General Conference: Every Effort Counts

    By Lauren Madsen Picture this: a family wakes up on conference weekend, a bit later than usual. Dishes are piled high in the sink while books, toys...