The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a new video called The Christ Child: A Nativity. Take a break from your Hallmark movies and Christmas shopping because it's worth watching. Since I learned a few new things from this new depiction of the Nativity story, I decided to post a blog about it… Continue reading #Lighttheworld


Thank you, President Nelson

In our Church's semi-annual general conference in October, our prophet President Russell M. Nelson issued a challenge to the women of the Church. President Nelson He asked us to read The Book of Mormon before January 1st and to prayerfully study it with full purpose of heart. He also asked us to mark each verse… Continue reading Thank you, President Nelson

Friends, Religion, Uncategorized

Silent Night, Holy Night

Last night we went with friends to a Christmas sing-along at Wolf Trap, where we sat outside on the lawn, bundled in blankets and coats to sing Christmas carols with thousands of other people who came to kick off the holiday season. With all the bad news of the world swirling around us, it was… Continue reading Silent Night, Holy Night

Community, Religion

Please Don’t De-friend Me

I'm sitting on a plane sending a few birthday messages to my friends when it occurs to me that I've been blowing up Facebook with my "Day to Serve" life lately. I hope my friends haven't hid me from their timelines like I've wanted to hide my friend Erin from mine. You see, Erin is… Continue reading Please Don’t De-friend Me

Religion, Uncategorized

Remembering What You’d Rather Forget

A few months ago, I attended a Jewish Holocaust Observance at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. I listened to Leo Bretholz, a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor from Baltimore, tell about how he escaped by jumping out of the window of a train heading for¬†Auschwitz. He is a group of 100 survivors who visit… Continue reading Remembering What You’d Rather Forget