Faith in Christ (Day 6)

You want the truth? Okay, the answer is no. No, I haven't. I never have seen Jesus Christ. I've felt his presence. I've read his words. But I have never seen him face to face. The sixth part of the “The Living Christ” reads: Of the Living Christ, the Prophet Joseph wrote: “His eyes were as a... Continue Reading →

Death, the Conquered (Day 5)

That night is such a vivid memory but at the same time a complete blur. There was a lot of crying to the point I didn't even realize when I was or wasn't anymore. I felt deeply sad. I had never before lost someone to death and didn't know how to feel.  Death is pretty... Continue Reading →

When Broken (Day 4)

It was a very dark. It was very cold. It was the most painful thing I had ever experienced. I felt completely and utterly alone. My own shame surrounded me as if it were a dark thick and sticky cloud. I was completely stuck with no where to turn. I was in my own personal... Continue Reading →

Being Christlike (Day 3)

Every morning I opened my eyes to the sound of someone telling me it was time to wake up. I would lie there for a second before changing into my hospital gown, that we would wear as we got our vitals taken, contemplating if getting up would be worth it today. The answer was always... Continue Reading →

His Creation (Day 2)

I hated it. I hated it so much! I could not stand anything about my own body to the point that I was willing to die in order to change it. Like many people out there, I struggle with an eating disorder. So, me and my body are not exactly on good terms which made... Continue Reading →

What Child is This? (Day 1)

Colored lights go up that reflect off the ornaments. The smell of pine fills the room.Holiday songs are constantly playing wherever I go. It is as if the very air around me has changed. It is the Christmas season and I can see it all around me, but do I feel it? This year has... Continue Reading →

What member missionaries are doing wrong when they try to be like full time missionaries

When my husband and I were first married he got called to be the ward mission leader and I as one of his ward missionaries. I remember turning to my husband and saying that I had no clue what I was doing and nothing seemed to work. After talking to my husband I realized that... Continue Reading →

Honoring an ordinary man who did extraordinary things

Aerosol hair spray. Out of everything that takes me back to those days, nothing gets me the way the smell of aerosol hair spray does. When I smell it I instantly think of packed buses, damp grass, makeup, and the feeling one gets from the adrenaline rush of performing in front of a large audience... Continue Reading →

I need you to know that I am struggling…

As I lie in bed, I feel the warm tears flow down my face as the fan whirls above me instantly cooling the streams my tears leave behind as they run off my face onto my pillow. I lie there completely numb to my surroundings. Do I know why I'm crying? No. It just feels like... Continue Reading →

My 500 Days of Summer

I could feel his hand on my hip as he twirled me around as our other hands clap close. I could feel my pulse quicken despite the slow and calm love song playing in the back ground. I could feel a sense of electricity pulsing in the air between us as his warm rough hands... Continue Reading →

What I Wish People Understood About My Depression

I carefully wrapped tape around each and every finger, covering up each fingerprint. Throughout the day everything I touched was numb to the most sensitive part of my fingers. I found myself enjoyed the lack of feeling. There was no real reason for taping my fingertips. At the time, it was just a random thing... Continue Reading →

The Advice That Changed My View of Life

"Who was I ?" It was asked in a car, I don’t remember if it was my car or hers but that is really besides the point. I had recently landed my dream job and found that it did not make me happy which made me question everything I knew about myself. I felt overwhelmingly... Continue Reading →

The Secret to Raising Resilient Children

Every single day I sit down and open up the news on my iPad or see what news is featured in the trending box on Facebook. Each of these times I am confronted with the reality that, despite the great life that I have, the world that I live in can be a scary place. "Murder!" "Terrorist attacks!"... Continue Reading →

The Liebster Award

Exciting news! A Beautiful Mind 4 Me has been awarded the Liebster Award by Jen Snyder at Woman Winning Online. The Liebster Award is mostly to recognize new bloggers and welcome them into the blogosphere. The award also helps bloggers connect with other bloggers. So, as part of winning this award I answer eleven questions that Jen Snyder asked... Continue Reading →

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