***Post edit note, Conference is so beautifully uplifting today! There is one more session this afternoon, if you’d like to tune in, click HERE. You will be filled with love and hope.

And then, after the darkness and the suffering, the anguish and the pain, the ashes….

…came the beauty.

The stone was rolled back. He was not there.

The tomb was empty. Jesus lived again.

Jorge Coco

And because of that, we can all start again.

The sister missionaries came to our house the other day and we watched this video (linked below) together. I read the words to Lucy as they appeared on the screen through tears:

Starting today…

We can restart.


Relook. At our lives. At our world.

Starting today, we can repair, repent, reconcile…

One time.

Seven times.

Seventy-times seven times.

We can reevaluate. We can reassess. Reexamine. Everything in life.

Starting today. Because of how one day started 2,000 years ago.

He left the tomb behind.

We can leave our past behind.

If we hear Him, love Him, follow Him.

His teachings can reshape us.

His redemption can rescue us.

His resurrection can reunite us.

His love can renew us.

Starting today,

How can He change your life?

Today part of our family Easter plan is to find some quiet spots to ponder how we can let Him change our lives.

How can we let Him in more readily?

How can we “hearken” and Hear Him more often and more fully?

It’s up to us.

Starting today.

One more thought:

Years ago my brother Noah introduced this painting to me:

The Disciples Peter & John By Eugene Burnand

He explained, through tears, that it is Peter and John running with all their might to see the empty tomb.

And oh, how I hope that I will live my life ready to RUN to Jesus as they are, filled with that much hope and focus.

Happy Easter!

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  1. Is Elle planning her sealing anytime soon? I know the plan was to wait until Hawaii was open but I think most couples are just getting sealed where they can. it’s become so much less about where , and all but about the covenant you are making and being sealed to your spouse. Covid puts a lot of things into perspective.

    1. Good question! And Covid sure does put things in perspective! She and Carson are trying to figure out what to do because they do want to have family there. Elle has a new job with no vacation days yet, and Carson is so buried in school they can’t figure out a time to get to the West coast to make it work. But we’re excited for when that day will come! Their anniversary is coming up this week, I can’t believe it’s been a year!

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