Symbols of Christ’s Atonement in Motherhood: Blood, Spirit and Water

Space to Fall As children of God, we live in a fallen world where we are distanced from our heavenly parents, our true home, and our full understanding of who we are and who we are destined to be. Whatever our distance though, God beckons us to worship Him and His Son and to draw closer to them in thought and deed. One powerful way to align ourselves is  through symbols and rituals that connect fallen men and women to perfect divine power. We...

Reclaiming My Life After Postpartum Depression

I used to be vibrant. I used to be fearless. I used to be up for any adventure. I used to be the first to introduce myself, to find the good in everything, to welcome everyone in… to sit in the sun, until I didn’t, and everything changed. There were four other perfect babies that I brought home and none brought with them Postpartum Depression (PPD). Four other babies, and I felt nothing more than a little tired, looking for new confidence as we...

Freedom in Repentance and the Atonement

When I was twenty years old I had what I believe, my very own interpretation of Lehi´s dream .I believe that Heavenly Father knows I need visual aids to understand what He is trying to tell me.  Therefore, I will dream about complex questions or warnings that Heavenly Father is trying to tell me.  You see, I was not living the gospel according to His law and standards when I was twenty.  I was somewhere in the middle of obedience and defiance....

Learning to Discern the Voices

For the first few years of my marriage, when I’d casually ask my husband, “What ya thinking?” Often, he’d reply, “Oh nothing.” I was confused. Nothing? When had my brain thought– nothing? Ummm, never? (Certainly, not when I was trying to fall asleep!) My mind was a constant whirl of randomness; snippets of grocery lists, thoughts for upcoming lessons, reminders not to forget this or that for various...

Understanding the Importance of Desire

For a while, I have been on a personal journey of discovery. There has been a nagging, persistent feeling within me. I have studied, prayed, attended the temple and sought counsel and priesthood blessings to figure out what I was feeling. One day, a friend challenged me, “Patti, you need to cultivate your ability to desire.” At the time, I had no idea what she was talking about or how it was relevant. I desired good, kind children. I desired a...

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