12 Things That Missionary On Your Doorstep Wish You Knew


Believe it or not..I was often scared to be knocking on a complete stranger’s door. I acted all confident and brave and bold but I was shaking in my boots. Continue reading

10 Gift Ideas for LDS Missionaries


First of all being a missionary you move a lot, you are on the go a lot and so to me, getting things that were useful were the greatest gifts. I loved the fun or funny things as well but with such a tiny budget, when you got things that you would have bought anyway..it really made me happy. Continue reading

Dear Future Missionaries: It’s ok to go Stateside!


Growing up I always wanted to serve a mission but felt caught up in the where you get your call part of the mission. I felt as a kid that going stateside (Staying in the US) was not as cool and exciting and felt bad for the missionaries who had to serve in lame ol’ North Carolina for my ward or branch. 🙂 To me I thought, I’m going to finally leave the US and travel somewhere “cool” and far and distant and probably subconsciously thought that would impress people when I told them where. For me I wanted to serve a mission for the right reasons, but where was not for the right reasons. Continue reading

Come Back, He loves you.


This is my open letter to all my friends and loved ones who I care so much about, but I don’t want to rub you the wrong way by writing you this individually. So instead, if you choose to read … Continue reading

Friends Can Disagree


After reading this wonderful blog about ending the Mommy Wars I began to think about how in other ways we can disagree about things and still be friends. I think their message is perfect, ‘Let’s Love More, and Judge Less’. … Continue reading

Josh & Cody Chronicles X: Leaving Josh to Serve a Mission


My last blog post was all about the happy times the last week I was in Utah before I left. Although it was bittersweet I still look back and think of it as a very joyful time. Leaving Josh was … Continue reading

The first step to becoming happier: Admitting I am Prideful


This is a talk I read repeatedly on my mission. My trainer, Hermana Leyton showed it to me. She might have given it to me because she thought I was prideful..but who isn’t right? This talk changed my view on … Continue reading

Josh & Cody Chronicles VIII: My Mission Call


Ok so we know that before I met Josh I was totally planning on serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints since I honestly can remember breathing. When I was planning on serving a mission … Continue reading

Don’t You Give Up


Awhile ago I shared my personal story of how I almost took away the greatest gift, the gift of my life. I have read several articles since of others who did indeed take their own life and I feel like … Continue reading